Fire safety (hotel)
It’s a good idea to read the fire safety notices around your hotel as soon as you arrive. If you can’t find them ask at reception. Find out where the fire exits are, which escape route is nearest to your room and how to raise the alarm if there’s a fire. Make sure everyone in your party knows this too.
- Walk from your room to the nearest fire exit and then along the escape route until you get outside. If there are any obstacles along the way such as blocked doors or faulty lights tell the hotel reception immediately.
- Count the number of doors between your room and the exit. It might seem straightforward but in the middle of the night and with a smoke-filled corridor it will be good to know.
- Keep your room key by your bed at night so you can find it easily and take it with you if there’s a fire.
- If the alarm sounds, leave immediately and close all the doors behind you. Use the stairs and remember to never use a lift during a fire.
- If there’s a lot of smoke, get low (this could mean on your hands and knees) and go under the smoke to your exit.
- Raise the alarm
If you’re unable to leave your room:
- close all the doors
- close the windows
- turn off the air conditioning
- cover the door seals with wet towels or wet clothes
- call reception and tell them you’re unable to leave your room
- shout for help from a window