Fire Risk Assessment

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Fire Risk Assessment

Occupant Details And Location Of Property

1. Location


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2. Are there any special needs on site?


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3. Please enter a description of the property


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4. Please list the possible means of escape


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5. Travel distance to be travelled to exits or escape routes in case of emergencies


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6. Do activities carried out in the adjoining premises pose fire hazards?


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7. Responsible Person


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8. Assessment Originator


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Potential Hazards And Processes That Could Lead To A Fire Occurring

1. Sources of ignition


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2. Sources of fuel


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3. Hazardous substances


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4. Structural


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5. Adjoining premises


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6. General comments


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Uncontrolled Presence And/or Excessive Amounts Of Combustible Materials

1. No build-up of combustible materials and where there is an excess that they are stored correctly


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2. Limited quantities being used


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3. Clear Desk' policy enforced?


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Uncontrolled Presence And/or Excessive Amounts Of Flammable Materials

1. Limit use of flammable materials


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2. Substances locked in a 'fit for purpose' storage container which is clearly marked?


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3. Flammable storage units kept away from dedicated escape routes?


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4. Containers kept away from heat sources?


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Uncontrolled Disposal Of Waste Materials

1. All waste is cleared from offices on a daily basis?


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2. All waste is disposed of on a regular basis?


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Poor Condition Or Unsuitable Furniture

1. All furniture complies with the legal standards and foam padding is effectively fire-retardant?


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2. Worn or broken furniture disposed promptly and correctly?


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Unsuitable Equipment And Machinery

1. All equipment and machinery 'fit for purpose' and has been risk assessed prior to use?


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2. All portable electrical items tested in accordance with requirements and labelled with test details?


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3. All equipment vent and fan systems free from obstruction and away from combustible materials?


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4. All electrical equipment properly shut down when not in use?


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Smoking In Improper Places

1. Smoking policy is strictly enforced?


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2. External smoking areas monitored especially at the end of the day?


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3. No smoking signs displayed in prominent places?


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Arson Attack

1. Where possible, suitable precautions have been taken or systems put in place to eliminate or reduce threat of arson attack?


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Unsuitable, Obstructed And Unkempt Escape Routes

1. All internal floors and floor coverings on the escape routes are satisfactory?


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2. Floors are level and even?


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3. All internal egress routes are kept clear of obstructions and are safe to travel?


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4. Are steps/staircases on escape routes effectively marked and illuminated?


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5. Travel distances from workstations and rest areas to specified fire escapes within safe tolerances?


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6. Are suitable means of escape provided from all areas of the premises?


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Ineffective Fire Doors

1. Opening mechanisms on 'final exit doors' work correctly?


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2. Exit doors are correctly sign posted with instructions on how to open?


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3. Fire doors are not wedged in the open position?


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4. Fire doors are correctly rated in respect to being effectively fire retardant and are fitted with vision panels?


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5. Do all fire doors correctly open in the direction of travel of the egress route towards the emergency exits?


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6. Are all doors are correctly marked?


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7. Do all door closers work correctly?


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8. Where fitted, are automatic closers in a satisfactory and safe condition?


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9. All doors are in a satisfactory and safe condition with intumescent seals, where fitted, in good order and free from paint?


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Unkempt Stairwells

1. Stairwells kept free of combustible and flammable materials at all times?


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2. Stairwells kept free from obstructions?


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3. Handrails, stair treads and nosing in safe condition?


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4. Are lighting levels adequate?


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Ineffective Or Defective Emergency Lighting

1. Emergency lighting throughout the escape route suitable and adequate?


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2. Emergency lighting maintained and checked on a regular basis?


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Ineffective And/or Damaged Wall And Partitions

1. Integrity of walls and partitions intact with no holes or damage?


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2. All walls and partitions throughout the premises suitably fire resistant?


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3. Any structural changes logged and integrity is not affected by any such changes?


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Blocked External Doorways

1. All external doorways have 'Keep Clear' signs clearly displayed outside?


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2. Daily checks carried out to ascertain exit door is free from obstructions?


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Unchecked Electrical Systems And Equipment

1. Electrical installation checks have been carried out at the recommended periodicity and the results have been recorded?


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2. Electrical switches, sockets and trunking compliant and in a safe condition?


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3. All portable electrical items tested in accordance with requirements and labelled with test details?


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Unsuitable Assembly Points

1. Assembly points clearly marked and located at a safe distance from the building?


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2. Assembly points located away from any other hazards?


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Ineffective Or Non-existent Fire Alarms

1. Is a suitable means of raising the alarm in the event of a fire provided commensurate with type and size of premises?


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2. Fire alarms checked on a regular basis and the checks logged?


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3. Fire alarms maintained on a regular basis and the results logged?


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4. Alarms can be heard throughout the premises?


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5. In shared accommodations, can the alarms be heard throughout the building?


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6. All personnel are aware of what the fire alarm sounds like?


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Ineffective Fire Detection Systems

1. Fire detection units are fitted (where applicable) and operational, including battery fed smoke alarms?


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2. Fire detection systems suitably maintained at regular intervals?


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Correct And Legible Graphical/text Signs Clearly Indicate The Following:

1. All exit and emergency exit routes


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2. All final exits


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3. Escape door opening mechanisms


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4. Fire alarm call points


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5. Fire actions


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6. Fire equipment identification and location


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7. Fire extinguisher identification


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8. Fire safety instructions


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9. Hazard & warning identification


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10. Safe areas


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11. First aid equipment


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12. Prohibition notices


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13. Are viewing distances for signs suitable and compliant?


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14. All fire and emergency signs easily visible even in reduced lighting?


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Lack Of Or Untrained Fire Wardens

1. Sufficient and suitable 'Fire Wardens' nominated and trained commensurate with the size of the premises?


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Unsuitable And Ineffective Portable Firefighting Equipment

1. Suitable and sufficient portable fire extinguishers provided commensurate with type and size of premises?


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2. Extinguishers located correctly either wall mounted or in custom built floor trays?


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3. All portable firefighting appliances are in date for test and subject to regular maintenance routines?


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Unsuitable And Ineffective Fixed Firefighting Equipment

1. All fixed firefighting equipment, hose reels, sprinkler systems etc. tested on a regular basis?


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2. Fixed systems maintained on a regular basis?


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Premises Fire Plans

1. Fire plan for location has been created and briefed out to all officers, staff, visitors and contractors?


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2. All requirements catered for?


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Fire Logs

1. Fire Log sheets kept up to date and they contain the relevant information?


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Safety Information For Visitors And Contractors

1. All visitors and contractors sign in the relevant log?


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2. All visitors and contractors made aware of fire safety procedures?


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3. In the event of a fire is a system in place to take account of visitors and contractors?


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Utilities

1. All utility shut off points (Gas, Electric & Water) are clearly marked and easily accessible?


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Asbestos

1. Premises checked for the presence of asbestos?


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2. If asbestos is present, all areas affected have been listed and reported to authorities in the event of a fire?


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Induction Package

1. Fire Action Plan communicated to all personnel?


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2. All new joiners, transferees and staff are given appropriate fire safety instructions at the earliest opportunity?


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3. Fire awareness reinforced on a regular basis?


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Property Store

1. Flammable property or evidence stored correctly in fireproof cabinets?


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2. Biological hazard property / evidence is clearly marked and stored correctly?


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3. Correct warning signs are displayed on the entrance door indicating hazards within?


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External Compounds

1. All external bins are kept properly closed or locked?


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2. If skips are used, ae they are secure and kept away from boundary fences?


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3. Where flammable materials are stored, is it ensured that the container is kept locked and stored materials are kept to a minimum?


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Portable Equipment

1. CO2 Extinguisher quantity


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2. Next test due


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3. Foam Extinguisher quantity


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4. Next test due


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5. Water Extinguisher quantity


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6. Next test due


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7. Fire Blanket quantity


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8. Next test due


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Fixed Equipment

1. Hose Reel quantity


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2. Next test due


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3. Sprinkler System quantity


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4. Next test due


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5. Dry Riser quantity


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6. Next test due


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Fire Alarm System

1. System Manufacturer


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2. Model Number


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3. Serial Number


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4. Maintenance Contractor


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5. Maintenance carried out at regular intervals


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6. Next Test Due


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7. Location where records are kept


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Premises Guide

1. Guides clearly marked and located at a secure point inside the premises and close to the main entrance door in a marked container?


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2. An up-to-date guide detailing relevant information of the premises and a basic line drawing plan is available at the main entrance to the building for use by Fire Authorities?


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3. Portable and fixed firefighting apparatus listed with relevant locations?


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4. Type of fire alarm/detection system employed listed?


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5. Location of fire alarm panel listed?


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6. Location of utility shut off points listed?


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7. Storage locations of harmful substances listed?


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8. Relevant safety data sheets for harmful substances listed?


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9. Details, locations and type of asbestos if present listed?


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10. Location of nearest hydrant/dry riser listed?


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