A Premises Information Box (PIB) should be provided in all high-rise residential buildings. This box contains various documents related to the building in question or in the event of a fire, it will be used by firefighters, so they understand how to assess the situation they are dealing with.
Premises Information Boxes are required to provide up-to-date information to aid firefighters in the emergency evacuation or rescue of people with mobility, cognitive or sensory impairment. The PIB needs to include what is called the Emergency Response Pack (ERP). The ERP should include:
It is down to the accountable person to ensure the PIB is maintained and inspected by a competent person so that there is reduced risk of faults in the instance of a fire.
There are recommended review processes that include:
For more information on these checks, can be found in our blog ‘Premises Information Boxes Explain‘
The PIB Plan will include each and every floor of the building within the plan. It is crucial this information is correct and kept up-to-date by the accountable person in order for the firefighters to deal with the building and fire correctly and efficiently.
To the right is an example of how one should look. The key on the plan will include some of the following:
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