General Profile

Site Details

Property ID reference

Address

Project cost centre

Responsible Person

Responsible Person Job Title

Contact Telephone No.

Assessors Name

Assessment Date
Premise Photo
Main Building Profile Information

Site Description

Describe the building in terms of the structure,e.g brick build single story self contained with pitch slate roof.

Primary use of Building
Revisit Cycle

Floor Area of Building (SqM)

Floor Area Assessed (SqM)

Number of Floors (Enter No.)

Number of Floors Occupied (Enter No.)

Number of staircases

Is the Client the Landlord?

Multiple Building Occupants

Total Number of Staff On-site (Enter No.)

Average number of service users/visitors per day

Occupants with Disabilities (Enter No.)

Sleeping Occupants (Enter No.)

Contractors who work regularly in the building

Consider cleaners, handymen etc who may work out of normal working hours

Total Occupancy (Enter No.)

Fire Safety Related Profile Information

Fire Safety Related Profile information

Outstanding Enforcement Notice

Emergency Plan in Place

Emergency Floor Plan
Alarm Type

Previous History Of Fire (Last 12 Months)

Incident

Floor

Room/ Area

Reason for Incident

Person Injured as a Result of Fire

Additional Information

Auditors Additional Information (Fire)

Inaccessible Areas

Inaccessible Areas

Area

Floor

Room/ Area

Reasons for No Access

Mitigation Information

Indicate the Location of:

Mains Electrical intake

Floor

Room

Main Gas Intake

Floor

Fire Alarm Indicator Panel

Room

Floor

Nature and Location of Hazardous Process/ Contents e.g. Lifeskill kitchen. Any compressed flammable gases, processes including naked flames

Nature and Location of any Business Critical Areas

Business Critical Area

Area

E.g. Server rooms or rooms containing stored controlled medication

Area

Floor

Room

Fire Fighting Shafts and Risers

Emergency Access for fire Service Vehicles

Can fire engines get close to the building?

Location of Nearest Open Water Source

Log Book

Cyclical Tasks

Electrical Wiring Tests

Date

Fire Detection and Alarms

Date

Emergency Lighting

Date

PAT Testing

Date

Heating Systems

Date

Fire Drill

Date

Fire Training

Date

Is there enough Escape Routes provided for the average number of occupants?

Are there enough extinguishers sited throughout the building

Where are extinguishers missing from?

Show the locations on the floor plan

Are extinguishers visually inspected monthly, and are records available to confirm this?

Recorded visual inspection date (Section 9 of the Fire and Premises Safety Records Folder)

Local management must ensure these inspections are carried out every month and recorded in line with CRI Fire Safety Policy

Is emergency lighting provided?

Recorded 'on/off' switch test date (section 10 of the Fire and Premises Safety Records Folder)

Local management must ensure these inspections are carried out every month and recorded in line with CRI Fire Safety Policy

Management

Management Responsibilities

If all foregoing elements are followed the fire safety provisions are likely to be such that in the event of fire, the occupants of the building will be able to reach a place of safety. However, these fire safety provisions can be seriously compromised by a lack of fire safety managment.

1.1 Are management and staff fully aware of the fire safety features of the premises in compliance with relevant guidance, or is their knowledge at a satisfactory level?

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

1.2 Have staff received fire awareness training in compliance with relevant guidance, or otherwise adequate training?

Concern

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

All staff should be aware of the emergency procedures. Documentary evidence should confirm this in section seven of the Fire and Premises Safety Folder.

1.3 Are housekeeping standards compliant with relevant guidance, or otherwise satisfactory?

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Visual inspection of the premises will indicate whether this is of concern. Reference to both monthly inspection reports and six month Health and Safety returns will indicate if the local management are managing housekeeping on an ongoing basis

How will people be warned if there is a fire (This May range from a shout of "Fire" to an electrical fire alarm system)

What should staff do if they discover a fire?

Where should people assemble and how to check the premises have been evacuated?

How should the evacuation of the premises be carried out?

Are there records of fire drills, instruction and training?

Last recorded drill date
Concern

Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Hazards

Ignition Risks

Identification of hazards and their removal or effective control is an integral part of a fire risk assessment. Hazardous in this context are related to ignition sources and the presence of flammable, combustable and other dangerous materials as defined in the Chemicals (Hazard information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002. List all items of concern.

Are there naked flames used in the building?

Concern

Concern

Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Are convector heaters used in the building?

Are the areas surrounding the units kept clear at all times?

Concern

Concern

Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Are cooking facilities provided in the building?

Are people in attendance at all times whilst cooking ?

Concern

Concern

Select Concern

Is there a risk of arson in or around the service?

Concern

Concern

Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Construction

Construction

Structural fire protection is intended to ensure that the building will not collapse prematurely in a fire and that the means of escape for the occupants can be utilized without undue risk. It will not, however, necessarily avoid the material loss of the property. The structural protection is also intended to reduce the potential of fire spread from one building to another. List any concerns you have with elements of structure within this premises

3.1 Are the fire resisting separating floors and or walls of the building compliant with relevant guidance or otherwise in a satisfactory condition?

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Fire resisting partitions should extend between the floor and the true ceiling. If a false ceiling has been put in place the void above must be suitably protected to avoid the spread of fire.

3.2 Are shafts for lifts enclosed with fire resisting construction in compliance with relevant guidance or otherwise satisfactory?

Concern

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

3.5 Are areas of ancillary accommodation separated from the remaining of the building with fire resisting construction in compliance with relevant guidance, or in a satisfactory manner?

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Means of Escape

Means of Escape

To facilitate escape it is necessary to ensure that protected escape routes are safeguarded against the ingress of smoke o regulate the distance people have to travel before they reach a storey exit or final exit. List any areas of concern.

4.1 Are the escape routes of such a number and so sited that the travel distance from any point to the nearest storey exit is compliant with relevant guidance or within acceptable limits?

Concern

Concern

Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

4.2 Is the number of escape routes from a room or storey complaint with relevant guidance or sufficient?

Concern

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

4.3 Is escape from inner rooms compliant with relevant guidance or otherwise satisfactory?

Concern

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Where rooms have been created from large open spaces it is important that those using the rooms can be quickly alerted to a fire,and be able to safely leave the building by a protected escape route

4.4 Are corridors compliant with relevant guidance, or provided with adequate fire resistance and/or other facilities to allow persons to reach a storey exit safely?

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

4.5 Is the means of escape from each occupancy compliant with relevant guidance or otherwise acceptable?

Concern

Concern

Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

4.6 Is the escape route across a flat roof complaint with relevant guidance or otherwise satisfactory?

Concern

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

4.7 Is the capacity of protected stairways compliant with relevant guidance, sufficient and do they offer suitable protection to ensure the safe escape of occupants?

Concern

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Stairways must be able to accommodate the width of 2 people.

4.8 Are external stairways and routes compliant with relevant guidance or otherwise satisfactory for use in case of emergency?

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

External fire stairs are in good condition and are safe for use in an emergency.

4.9 Are arrangements made for the means of escape of disabled persons complaint with relevant guidance or otherwise acceptable?

Concern

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

4.10 Are engineered systems fully compliant with relevant standards, or otherwise suitable for their purpose and adequately maintained? E.g Fire Lifts

Concern

Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Doors and Partitions

Doors and Partitions

Doors and partitions are one of the most important links in the chain of fire safety precautions. To ensure the safety of the occupants during escape, some doors and partitions may need to provide a degree of fire resistance.

5.1 Are fire resisting doorsets complaint with relevant guidance or otherwise installed and maintained to an acceptable standard?

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

5.2 Are fire resisting partitions complaint with current guidance or otherwise satisfactory and installed/maintained to an appropriate standard?

Concern

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

5.3 Are doors on escape routes complaint with relevant guidance, or otherwise capable of being used effectively in an emergency?

Concern

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Signs and Notices

Signs and Notices

Research into the public comprehension of the layout and ease of finding destinations in a building has revealed way-finding problems. Such confusion can jeopardise peoples' ability to escape in an emergency situation. Careful attention is needed in positioning, content and presentation of all safety signs.

6.1 is the provision of suitable signs and notices in compliance with relevant guidance, or otherwise acceptable?

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Signs must be used, where necessary to provide instruction on actions to be taken in the event of a fire. They must also give direction to the nearest exit from the building.

Fire Fighting Equipment

Fire Fighting Equipment

Portable and Fixed fire fighting equipment can be used to good effect if a fire is detected in the early stages. Early attack on the fire will inhibit its growth and so reduce life hazard and financial loss. List any concerns.
CRI policy is not to attempt to fight a fire that is established. Use of equipment is primarily to clear fire from exit routes.

7.1 Is the provision etc of portable fire fighting equipment in accordance with relevant guidance, or satisfactory relevant to the risk at the premises?

Concern

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Fire Alarms

Fire Alarms

Irrespective of any other devices that may be installed in a building it is imperative that occupants are made aware of a fire as soon as practically possible. As well as providing this function an effective fire alarm system allows the occupier to make contact with the local fire brigade whilst the fire is still in its early stages. List any concerns.

8.1 Is the fire alarm system compliant with relevant standards, or otherwise suitable for the risk, and appropriately installed and maintained?

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

8.2 Is the fire alarm system maintained, tested and records kept, in compliance with relevant guidance, or to an otherwise acceptable level?

Recent engineer test of the system
Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Lighting

Lighting

The premises must be provided with sufficient general lighting to ensure the occupants can utilize escape routes safely in an emergency. If the supply of normal lighting fails emergency lighting may also be required. this form of lighting will also indicate escape routes to allow safe movement towards and through exits as well as ensuring that fire alarm call points and fire fighting equipment can be readily located. list any concerns.

9.1 Has the building sufficient general lighting, in compliance with relevant guidance or is lighting satisfactory for purpose?

Concern
Select Concern

Cause for Concern

Recommendation

Evidence if appropriate

Location

Risk Rating

Actions

Recommended actions and timescales for completion

Risk Rating

Risk Rating

Provide fully populated floor plan including exit routes, call points, locations of extinguishers and smoke heads.
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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.