1.1 Number of Floors
1.2 Approximate floor area:
per floor (m2)
ground floor (m2)
1.3 Brief details of construction:
1.4 Use of premises
2.1 Approximate maximum number:
2.2 Approximate number of employees at any one time:
2.3 Maximum number of members of public at any one time:
2.4 Associated times/hours of pccupation:
3.1 Sleeping occupants:
3.2 Disabled occupants:
3.3 Occupants in remote areas and lone workers:
3.4 Young persons:
4.1 Previous History Of Fire (Last 12 Months)
Reason for Incident
Person Injured as a Result of Fire
5.1 Previous Fire Risk Assessments
Significant Findings Addressed?
6.2 The above legislation is enforced by:
6.3 Other legislation that makes significant requirements for fire precautions in these premises (other than the Building Regulations 2010):
6.4 The legislation to which 6.3 makes reference is enforced by:
6.1 The following fire safety legislation applies to these premises:
Fire Hazards and their Elimination or Control
7.1 Reasonable measures taken to prevent fires of electrical origin?
7.2 More specifically:
Fixed installation periodically inspected and tested?
Portable appliance testing carried out?
Suitable policy regarding the use of personal electrical appliances?
Suitable limitation of trailing leads and adapters?
8.1 Reasonable measures taken to prevent fires as a result of smoking?
8.2 More specifically:
Smoking prohibited on the premises?
Suitable arrangement for those who wish to smoke?
This policy appeared to be in place at time of inspection?
Smoking prohibited in appropriate areas?
9.1 Does basic security against arson by outsiders appear reasonable?
9.2 Is there an absence of unnecessary fire load in close proximity to the premises or available for ignition by outsiders?
10.1 Is the use of portable heaters avoided as far as practicable?
10.2 If portable heaters are used:
Is the use of the more hazardous type (e.g. Radiant bar fires or lpg appliances) avoided?
Are suitable measures taken to minimise the hazard of ignition of combustible materials.
10.3 Are fixed heating installations subject to regular maintenance?
11.1 Reasonable measures taken to prevent fires as a result of cooking?
11.2 More specifically:
Filters changed and ductwork cleaned regularly?
Suitable extinguishing appliances available?
12.1 Do the premises have a lightning protection system?
13.1 Is the standard of housekeeping adequate?
13.2 More specifically:
Combustible materials appear to be separated from ignition sources?
Avoidance of unnecessary accumulation of combustible materials?
Appropriate storage of hazardous materials?
Avoidance of inappropriate storage of combustible materials?
14.1 Are fire safety conditions imposed on outside contractors?
14.2 Is there satisfactry control over works carried out on the premises by outside contractors (including "hot works" permits)?
14.3 If there are in-house matinenance personel, are suitable precautions taken during "hot work", including the use of "hot work" permits?
15.1 Are the general fire precautions adequate to address the hazards associated with dangerous substances used or stored within the premises?
15.2 If 15.1 applies, has a specific risk assessment been carried out as required by the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002?
16.2 Comments and deficiences observed:
Fire Protection Measures
17.1 It is considered that the premises are provided with reasonable means of escape in case of fire.
17.2 More specifically:
Satisfactory means for securing exits?
Reasonable distances of travel:
Where there is a single direction of travel?
Where there are alternative means of escape?
Suitable protection of escape routes?
Suitable fire precautions for all inner rooms?
Escape routes unobstructed?
Adequate design of escape routes?
Adequate provision of exits?
Exits easily and immediately openable where necessary?
Fire exits open in direction of escape where necessary?
Avoidance of sliding or revolving doors as fire exits where necessary?
17.3 It is considered that the premises are provided with reasonable arrangements for means of escape for disabled people.
18.1 it is considered that there is:
compartmentation of a reasonable standard
reasonable limitation of linings that might promote fire spread.
18.2 As far as can reasonable be ascertained, fire dampers are provided as necessary to protect critical means of escape against passage of fire, smoke and combustion products in the early stages of a fire?
19.1 Reasonable standard of emergency escape lighting system provided?
20.1 Reasonable standard of fire safety signs and notices?
21.1 Reasonable manually operated electrical fire alarm system provided?
21.2 Automatic fire detection provided?
21.3 Extent of automatic fire detection generally appropriate for the occupancy and fire risk?
21.4 Remote transmission of alarm signals?
22.1 Reasonable provision of portable fire extinguishers?
22.2 Hose reels provided?
22.3 Are all fire extinguishing appliances readily accessible?
23.1 Type of system:
24.1 Type of fixed system:
24.3 Suitable provision of fire-fighters switch(es) for high voltage luminious tube signs, etc.
Management of Fire Safety
25.4 Appropriate fire procedures in place?
Are procedures in the event of fire appropriate and properly documented?
Are there suitable arrangements for summoning
the fire and rescue service?
Are there suitable arrangements to meet the fire and rescue service on arrival and provide relevant information, including that relating to hazards to fire-fighters?
Are there suitable arrangements for ensuring that the premises have been evacuated?
Are there adequate procedures for evacuation of any disabled people who are likely to be present?
25.5 Persons nominated and trained to use fire extinguishing appliances?
25.6 Persons nominated and trained to assist with evacuation, including evacuation of disabled people?
25.7 Appropriate liaison with fire and rescue service (e.g. by fire and rescue service crews visiting for familiarization visits)?
25.8 Routine in-house inspections of fire precautions (e.g. in the course of health and safety inspections)?
25.4 Fire safety is managed by:
Is there a suitable fire assembly point(s)?
25. Competent person(s) appointed to assist in undetaking preventive and protective measures (i.e. relevant general fire precautions)?
25.3 Is there a suitable record of the fire safety arrangements?
26.1 Are all staff given adequate fire safety instruction and training on induction?
26.3 Does all staff training provide information, instruction or training on the following:
Fire risks in the premises?
26.2 Are all staff given adequate periodic “refresher training” at suitable intervals?
The fire safety measures on the premises?
Action in the event of fire?
Action on hearing the fire alarm signal?
Method of operation of manual call points?
Means for summoning the fire and rescue service?
Identity of persons nominated to assist with evacuation?
Identity of persons nominated to use fire extinguishing appliances?
Location and use of fire extinguishers?
26.4 Are staff with special responsibilities (e.g. fire wardens) given additional training?
26.5 Are fire drills carried out at appropriate intervals?
26.6 When the employees of another employer work in the premises:
Is their employer given appropriate information (e.g. on fire risks and general fire precautions)?
Is it ensured that the employees are provided with adequate instructions and information?
27.1 Adequate maintenance of premises?
27.3 Monthly and annual testing routines for emergency escape lighting?
27.4 Annual maintenance of fire extinguishing appliances?
27.5 Periodic inspection of external escape staircases and
27.6 Six-monthly inspection and annual testing of rising
27.7 Weekly and monthly testing, six-monthly inspection
and annual testing of fire-fighting lifts?
27.8 Weekly testing and periodic inspection of sprinkler
27.9 Routine checks of final exit doors and/or security
27.10 Annual inspection and test of lightning protection
27.11 Are suitable systems in place for reporting and subsequent restoration of safety measures that have fallen below standard?
27.12 Other relevant inspections or tests:
27.2 Weekly testing and periodic servicing of fire detection and alarm system?
28.1 Appropriate records of:
Maintenance and testing of other fire protection
Emergency escape lighting tests?
Fire alarm tests?
Taking into account the fire prevention measures observed at the time of this risk assessment, it is considered that the hazard from fire (likelihood of fire) at these premises is:
In this context, a definintion of the above terms is as follows:
Low Unusually low likelihood of fire as a result of negligible potential sources of ignition.
Medium Normal fire hazards (e.g. potential ignition sources) for this type of occupancy, with fire hazards generally subject to appropriate controls (other than minor shortcomings).
High Lack of adequate controls applied to one or more significant fire hazards, such as to result in significant increase in likelihood of fire.
In this context, a definition of the above terms is as follows:
Slight Harm Outbreak of fire unlikelt to reult in serious injury or geath of any occupany (other than an occupany sleeping in a room in which a fire occurs).
Moderate Harm Outbreak of fire could foreseeably result in injury (including serious injury) of one or moreoccupants, but it is unlikely to involve multiple fatalities.
Exterme Harm Significant potential for serious injury or death of one or more occuapnts.
Taking into account the nature of the building and the occupants, as well as the fire protection and procedural arrangements observed at the time of this fire risk assessment, it is considered that the consequences for life safety in the event of fire would be:
Accordingly, it is considered that the risk from fire at these premises is:
It is considered that the following recommendations should be implemented in order to reduce fire risk to, or maintain it at, the following level:
The priority given for each recommendation should be acted upon as follows:
Low Remedy when next refurbishing or next reviewing management policy.
Medium Action required over next 1-6 months
High Act on immediately.
Action by whom