Conditions of Hire and Fire Action Notice: Preston Quaker Meeting House

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Quakers believe in peace, love to all, and tolerance.  Please do not use our Meeting House for any purpose that contradicts these beliefs.

The Meeting Room and the Schoolroom are available for hire.

Our rooms may be hired for classes and meetings but are not suitable for parties.

WiFi is available by prior arrangement and will be restricted to pre-arranged categories of content.

A hirer is responsible for the security of the building while using it, and for any keys loaned.

After your meeting please make sure that the lights are turned off, all windows are closed and that both entry doors are securely locked. We ask users to take care not to damage the floors (e.g. with stiletto heels or by dragging the furniture), and not to smoke or drink alcohol in the building.

If you use candles or other burning items you should make sure that each is on or in a container of water. Please make sure that the room is cleared before you leave, and left ready for other users.

Please take special care that sharp items such as pins or needles are not left on the floor and are disposed of responsibly.

INSURANCE

Hirers of the premises should have their own insurance for public liability.

CHILDREN

If children attend their events, hirers are responsible for their own child protection arrangements and for registering with the local authority independent inspection unit (Social Services) if required.

KITCHEN

The kitchen can be used for the preparation of hot and cold drinks, but should not be used for preparing or heating food. To avoid risks to health and safety, young children are not permitted in the kitchen. Any food consumption should be confined to the kitchen or the School-room ONLY and not in the main Meeting Room. If you can please take any rubbish away with you when you leave and recycle it. If you have to leave anything, please sort it for recycling and leave it neatly in bags or boxes in the kitchen.  

BOOKINGS

For bookings please contact the Meeting House Manager: 
Peter Bullman
tel: 07748 088011
email: prestonqmh@gmail.com

The premises has a PPL/PRS licence for playing recorded music

FIRE ACTION

If you discover a fire:

1      Sound the alarm by pressing the break-glass button near the kitchen door,

2      Dial 999 to call the fire brigade.  You are at:

Preston Quaker Meeting House

189 St Georges Road

Preston PR1 6NQ

3      If you can do safely, attack the fire with the extinguishers in the corridor.

Fire Alarm Button

 

Water Fire Extinguisher

CO2 Fire Extinguisher

Water Fire Extinguisher,

For paper, card, wood, and textile fires.

CO2 Fire Extinguisher

For all fires including electrical.

If you hear the fire alarm

1      Leave the building by the main front door,

2      Close the doors behind you,

3      Assemble near the front gate.

Do not take risks

Do not return to the building.