Fire risk assessment

This template may be suitable for some low-risk environments. We recommend consulting someone with knowledge and expertise when developing a fire risk assessment.

Our fire risk assessment checklist is designed to be used alongside this form, or can supplement your own fire risk assessment template.
 

 

  • 1 Administration
  • 2 The premises and existing arrangements
  • 3 People
  • 4 Detection, control and safety
  • 5 Prevention and protection
  • 6 Action plan and appendix
Administration
Involved person
The premises
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Hint: Include basements and attics/lofts
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Hint: Residential tenants/ retailer tenants with public access permitted during opening hours/ professional workshop with restricted access, etc.
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Site plan If you have a site plan, attach it to your assessment in an appendix.
Existing arrangements

The following measures have been taken to contain/slow the spread of fire, with relation to:

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Consider elements like: Protection for frame type; Compartment walls and floors; Internal doors; Lift openings.
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Consider factors like: The flammability of furniture; Combustibility of paint on walls and ceilings.
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Hint: Consider what is in place to prevent, slow and control the spread of a fire in high risk scenarios; e.g. automatic fire extinguishers for machinery or internal fire doors and ventilation for kitchens.
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Hint: Detail what's in place to contain/slow the spread of a fire in areas with a relatively moderate or low fire risk; e.g. automatic sprinkler systems in a dining area.
People in the building

Detail the types of people who are likely to be in the building and consider how their knowledge of the building, health/fitness or special needs or vulnerabilities may affect their ability to make a safe escape. Outline what is in place to help them.
(For example: Customers in wheelchairs need a clearly marked step-free exit route.)

Type of people

People

Someone who has the right knowledge and experience, and who is equipped with adequate information, has assessed the present arrangements for escape from a fire, wherever it may occur.

If the building is shared:

All of the people that share the building with us have been provided with details of any fire hazards that have been identified and which may affect them; and we have therefore:

Alarms
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Example: Audible and visual (flashing lights - for the hearing impaired) alarms triggered by smoke detectors.
Control and safety
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Hint: Suppressor/extinguisher equipment and systems appropriate for the materials and potential ignition sources in each area (and people trained to maintain and use them safely).
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Hint: Information, guidance and training, competent people with designated responsibilities and duties, and drills and record keeping.
Sources of fuel

Considering what’s inside and outdoors, and including stock, raw materials, work in progress, waste, packaging, cleaning and maintenance materials, dusts and powders, liquids, gases, aerosol cans, etc., the following items have been identified as potential fuel sources for a fire:

Flammable/combustible (fuel)
Sources of ignition

The following items/processes/hazards have been identified as potential sources of ignition for a fire:

(For example: Electrical installations; Electrical equipment; Battery chargers; Static electricity; Heating; Cooking areas; Cigarette smoking; Manufacturing processes; Welding; Chemicals; Naked flames; Lightning.)

Source of ignition
Sources of oxygen

The following hazards have been identified as potential sources of oxygen:

Action plan

Use this space to summarise all the required actions identified by your assessment, including notes on when and who the action should be completed by.

Further action
Appendix

Add details of the location(s) of supplementary documents, such as site plans. You can also use this space to expand upon notes made earlier in the assessment.

Note
  • 1 Administration
  • 2 The premises and existing arrangements
  • 3 People
  • 4 Detection, control and safety
  • 5 Prevention and protection
  • 6 Action plan and appendix

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