• Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel


  • Name of responsible person

1. The building

  • 1.1. Number of floors?

  • 1.2. Approximate floor area?

  • 1.3. Brief details of construction:

  • 1.4. Occupancy:

2. The occupants

  • 2.1. Number of service users:

  • 2.2. Have PEEP's been completed and reviewed?

  • 2.3. Approximate maximum number of employees at any one time:

3. Occupants at special risk

  • 3.1 Do staff sleep in at night?

  • Yes

  • No

  • 3.2. Are any service users disabled

  • Yes

  • No

  • 3.4. Lone workers?

  • Yes

  • No



4. Electrical sources of ignition

  • 4.1 Reasonable measures taken to prevent fires of electrical origin?

  • 4.2 a) Fixed installation periodically inspected and tested?

  • b) Portable appliance testing carried out?

  • c) Suitable policy regarding the use of personal electrical appliances?

  • d) Suitable limitation of trailing leads and adapters?

  • 4.3. Comments and hazards observed?

5. Smoking

  • 5.1. Reasonable measures taken to prevent fires as a result of smoking?

  • 5.2. a) Smoking prohibited in the building?

  • b) Smoking prohibited in appropriate areas?

  • c) Suitable arrangements for those who wish to smoke?

  • 5.3. Comments and hazards observed:

6. Arson

  • 6.1 Does basic security against arson by outsiders appear reasonable?

  • 6.2 Is there an absence of unnecessary fire load in close proximity to the building or available for ignition by outsiders?

  • 6.3 Comments and hazards observed:

7. Portable heaters and heating installations

  • 7.1 Are portable heaters used within the premises?

  • 7.2 If portable heaters are used:

  • a) Is the use of the more hazardous type (e.g. radiant bar fires or LPG appliances) avoided?

  • b) Are suitable measures taken to minimise the hazard of ignition of combustible materials?

  • 7.3. Are fixed heating installations subject to regular maintenance?

  • 7.4 Comments and hazards observed:

8. Cooking

  • 8.1. Are reasonable measures taken to prevent fires as a result of cooking?

  • 8.2. a) Filters changed and ductwork cleaned regularly?

  • b) Suitable extinguishing appliances available?

  • 8.3. Comments and hazards observed:

9. Other significant ignition / heat sources that warrant consideration

  • 9.1 Ignition sources:

  • 9.2. Comments and hazards observed:

10. Sources of fuel

  • 10.1. Is the standard of housekeeping adequate?

  • 10.2 a) Combustible materials appear to be separated from ignition, heat sources?

  • b) Avoidance of unnecessary accumulation of combustible materials or waste?

  • c) Appropriate storage of hazardous materials?

  • d) Avoidance of inappropriate storage of combustible materials?

  • 10.3. Comments and hazards observed:

11. Hazards introduced by outside contractors and building works

  • 11.1. Is there satisfactory control over works carried out in the building by outside contractors (including "hot work" permits)?

  • 11.2. Are fire safety conditions imposed on outside contractors?

  • 11.3. If there are in-house maintenance personnel, are suitable precautions taken during "hot work", including use of hot work permits?



12. Means of escape from fire

  • 12.1. Is it considered that the building is provided with reasonable means of escape in case of fire?

  • 12.2. a) Adequate provision of exits?

  • b) Exits easily and immediately operable where necessary?

  • c) Fire exits open in direction of escape where necessary?

  • d) Avoidance of sliding or revolving doors as fire exits where necessary?

  • Reasonable distances of travel:

  • e) Where there is a single direction of travel?

  • f) Where there are alternative means of escape?

  • g) Suitable fire precautions for all inner rooms?

  • h) Escape routes unobstructed?

  • 12.3. Is it considered that the building is provided with reasonable arrangements for means of escape for disabled occupants?

  • 12.4. Comments and deficiencies observed:

13. Measures to limit fire spread and development

  • 13.1. Is it considered that there is:

  • a) Compartmentation of a reasonable standard?

  • b) Reasonable limitation of linings that may promote fire spread?

  • 13.2. Comments and deficiencies observed:

14. Escape lighting

  • 14.1. Reasonable standard of escape lighting system provided?

  • 14.2. Comments and deficiencies observed:

15. Fire safety signs and notices

  • 15.1. Reasonable standard of fire safety signs and notices?

  • 15.2. Comments and deficiencies observed:

16. Means of giving warning in case of fire

  • 16.1. Reasonable manually operated electrical fire alarm system provided?

  • 16.2. Automatic fire detection provided?

  • 16.3. Remote transmission of alarm signals?

  • 16.4. Comments and deficiencies of alarm signals

17. Manual fire extinguishing appliances

  • 17.1. Reasonable provisions of portable fire extinguishers?

  • 17.2. Hose reels provided?

  • 17.3. Comments and deficiencies observed:

18. Relevant automatic fire extinguishing systems

  • 18.1. Is there a system installed?

  • 18.2. Type of system:


19. Other relevant fixed systems

  • 19.1. Type of system:


Management of fire safety

20. Procedures and arrangements

  • 20.1. Person responsible for fire safety:

  • 20.2. Competent person(s) available to assist in implementation of fire safety legislation?

  • 20.3. Appropriate fire procedures in place? (fire emergency plan or fire action notice)

  • 20.4. People nominated to respond to fire?

  • 20.5. People nominated to assist with evacuation?

  • 20.6. Appropriate liaison with fire brigade?

  • 20.7. Routine in-house inspections of fire precautions (e.g. In the course of health and safety inspections)?

21. Training and drills

  • 21.1. Are all staff given instruction on induction?

  • 21.2. Are all staff given periodic "refresher training" at suitable intervals?

  • 21.3. Are staff with special responsibilities given additional training?

  • 21.4. Are fire drills carried out at appropriate intervals?

22. Testing and maintenance

  • 22.1. Adequate maintenance of workplace?

  • 22.2. Weekly testing and periodic servicing of fire detection and alarm system?

  • 22.3. Monthly, six monthly and annual testing routines for emergency lighting?

  • 22.4. Monthly & Annual maintenance of fire extinguishing appliances?

  • 22.5. Weekly testing and periodic inspection of sprinkler installations?

  • 22.6. Routine checks of final exit doors and / or security fastenings?

  • 22.7. Annual inspection and test of lightning protection system?

  • 22.8. Other relevant inspections or tests:


23. Records

  • 23.1. Appropriate records of:

  • a) Fire drills?

  • b) Fire training?

  • c) FIre alarm tests?

  • d) Escape lighting tests?

  • e) Maintenance and testing of other fire protection systems?


24. Fire-fighting protection

  • 24.1. Good access to property?

  • 24.2. Has a asbestos report been done?

  • 24.3. Any other hazards?

25. Additional information

  • A simple floor plan of the building showing location of fire extinguishers, escape routes, gas, electric main isolation switches. This should be positioned at the main entrance to enable fire-fighters assistance if required to search the building in an emergency.

  • Staff signature

  • Assessors signature

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