All artistic practices require various materials that can be dangerous if roughly handled.
In this context, students and teachers are required to be extremely cautious. School premises are especially at risk of fire for many reasons:
・ use and storage of flammable materials and products (solvents, paints, canvases, woods, trash, textiles, plastics, etc.);
・ risk of short circuit;
・ historical buildings (beams, floors, frameworks and wooden stairs).
Good habits to prevent risks
・ do not smoke in enclosed spaces (loi Evin);
・ fires are forbidden: matches, lighters, candles, stoves, gaz, oil or alcohol lamps, acetylene welding centre, etc.;
・keep free emergency exits, paths, levels and stairs;
・ do not obstruct fireproof doors
・ fire-fighting equipment (sensors, extinguishers, fire network) must be clearly identifiable and must not be moved;
・ complementary safety equipment must be readable, accessible and working (evacuation plan, rescue block, manual smoke detector);
・ do not open, alter, obstruct or paint electrical cabinets;
・ avoid overstock and report any clutter jeopardizing people safety;
・ participate to fire drills organised every trimester;
・ always reclose flammable product containers, minimize their storage, use and handle away from heat sources and electrical devices
・ watch out for suspect smells, they often are the first sign of an alert.
In case of a fire
・ alert (manual sensors);
・ immediately call fire-fighters: 18;
・ confirm information to the surveillance post (inner lines 5000, 5021 and 5022) and use extinguisher only on localised, non-electrical incipient fires that do not contain gas nor metal.
You can also alert the surveillance post if you are annoyed by someone outside of the School. In any case, after alerting emergency services, warn someone in charge (head of department or Direction).