Are aisles and means of escape routes free from obstructions ?
Are combustibles stored in escape routes ?
Are exit routes lengthy or difficult ?
Is there a system in place to warn people in remote areas ?
Are the floor surfaces on the escape route free from tripping and slipping hazards ?
Are there sufficient exits for the number of people likely to be on the premises ?
Do all doors open in the direction of the escape route ?
Are there any dead ends ?
Is the means of escape route satisfactory ?
Are there any flammable substances (e.g. paints, solvents etc) in the building ?
Are they stored in fire resisting stores away from ignition sources ?
Are all furnishings fire retardant in the building ?
Are the areas clean and tidy ?
Is waste stored safely ?
Is the waste collected on a regular basis and placed in suitable receptacles outside of the building and away from fire exits ?
Is arson a potential problem ?
Have appropriate security measures been taken to prevent arson ?
Is there evidence of smoking within the premises ?
Is an emergency lighting system installed ?
Does emergency lighting have annual power down test ?
Does the system cover all necessary areas?
What heating system is in place ?
Is the heating system maintained and operationally safe ?
Has the fixed electrical system been inspected and certificated within the last five years ?
If so what date was it last checked ?
Do staff work in remote areas ?
Are there sufficient clearly visual fire exit and fire exit directional signs in the building to lead people to an ultimate place of safety?
Do all of the extinguishers have a sign detailing what they are ?
Is the coverage of the detectors adequate ?
Are all high risk areas protected by detectors ?
Is the system maintained by an approved contractor six monthly ?
Do the alarms seem to be in working order ?
Are extinguishers in place ?
Are extinguishers maintained under a contractor by a BS5306 part 3 qualified technician ?
When were the extinguishers last inspected?
Are extinguishers located within safe travel distances ?
Are there sufficient class A extinguishers for combustible materials ?
Detail combined rating and square meterage.
Minimum 2 extinguishers and 26A per floor up to 400m2 beyond this 0.0065 per m2
Are there sufficient class B or C extinguishers for flammable substances ?
Detail combined rating.