Audit

Section 1: Management

1: Is the responsible person available on site?

2: Is the risk assessment available on site?

3: Is the risk assessment suitable and sufficient ?

4: Does the Fire Risk Assessment cover Part or Whole of Building?

5: Are the significant findings from the last risk assessment been completed ?

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SECTION 2: IDENTIFY SOURCES OF IGNITION

1: Smoking Materials:

2: Naked Flame:

3: Cooking Facilities:

4: Machines:

5: Plant - Lift:

6: Plant - Boiler

7: Plant - Air Conditioning:

8: Plant - Ventilation Equipment:

9: Plant - Other, (Please Specify)

10: Extension Leads & Multipoint Adaptors:

11: Portable Electrical Equipment:

12: Heaters:

13: Lighting Equipment:

14: Hot Surfaces:

15: Arson:

SECTION 3: IDENTIFY SOURCES OF FUEL

1: Flammable Liquids, Solids and Chemicals:

2: Flammable Gases:

3: Paper and Card:

4: Furniture, Fittings and Fixtures:

5: Textiles:

6: Packaging Materials:

7: Waste Materials:

SECTION 4: PEOPLE AT RISK

1: Do Employees Work in Areas of High Risk?

2: Can Employees React Quickly to a Fire or Alarm?

3: Do Employees Work Alone or in Remote Areas?

4: Are all persons (e.g. visitors) made aware of emergency procedures?

5: Are large numbers of people who are unfamiliar with the premises in the building?

6: Are any employees particularly at risk from the task they carry out?

7: Are persons with special needs at risk?

SECTION 5: STRUCTURAL FEATURES THAT MAY ALLOW FIRE TO SPREAD

1: Have all building alterations been approved by building control?

2: Will any structural features allow rapid fire spread?

3: Is there any potential for rapid fire spread?

4: Are there any areas where smoke may travel uncontrolled

5: Are escape routes likely to be affected in the early stages of a fire?

6: Are there any raised storage areas (mezzanine floors) and do they conform to standards?

7: Is fire stopping satisfactory between compartments?

SECTION 6: MEANS OF ESCAPE

1: Can all occupants easily escape from a fire?

2: Are there any unacceptable "Dead End" situations?

3: Can the premises be evacuated within a reasonable time?

4: Do all escape routes lead to a place of safety?

5: Are all escape routes free from combustible materials?

6: Are all escape routes un-obstructed ?

7: Are escape routes free from tripping hazards?

8: Are steps and stairs in a good state of repair?

9: Are escape corridors and stairs protected?

10: Are escape routes of sufficient width?

11: Where required, do all doors open in the direction of escape?

12: Are all doors easy to open without the use of a key?

13: Are all self closing fire resistant doors functioning?

14: Is general lighting on escape routes sufficient?

15: Is escape / emergency lighting adequately protected?

16: Are all escape routes adequately protected with pictograms?

17: Are adequate escape provisions in place to deal with DDA?

SECTION 7: FIRE DETECTION AND WARNING SYSTEMS

1: Are arrangements in place for detecting fire?

2: Are there arrangements in place for giving a warning in a fire?

3: Will the detection give sufficient warning in the event of a fire?

4: Is automatic fire protection provided to protect people who may sleep at the premises?

5: Is automatic fire detection provided in areas where a fire may develop in areas unnoticed?

6: Is automatic fire detection provided to protect escape routes?

7: If automatic fire detection is provided is it routed to a central alarm collector station or fire brigade?

8: Is the fire warning signal audible or visual throughout the premises?

9: If a fire warning system is installed is it maintained in accordance with current standards?

10: Is Emergency Lighting maintained in accordance with current standards

SECTION 8: FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT

1: Is suitable and sufficient fire fighting equipment provided?

2: Is fire fighting equipment correctly sited?

3: Is fire fighting equipment visible or signed?

4: Are sufficient numbers of employees competent in the use of fire-fighting equipment?

5: Are any part of the premises protected by water sprinkling systems?

6: Are there any other fire suppression systems installed?

7: Is all fire-fighting equipment properly maintained ie annual competent check?

SECTION 9: FIRE EMERGENCY PLAN AND TRAINING

1: Is there a comprehensive fire emergency plan?

2: Are the staff aware of what action to take in the event of a fire?

3: Are the staff trained in fire evacuation?

4: Is there an established muster point?

5: Are there proper arrangements for calling the Fire Service?

6: Have arrangements been made to liaise with the emergency services if a fire occurs?

7: Has information been provided in terms of any special fire or rescue risks?

8: Is training carried out in fire routine and fire emergency plan?

9:Are trained Fire Marshals available at time of visit?

10: Do all staff receive induction training in fire safety procedures?

11: Are procedures in place to control any changes or the hazards into the workplace?

SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS

1: ACTION IDENTIFIED & DATE FOR COMPLETION OF ACTIONS:

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2: ACTION IDENTIFIED & DATE FOR COMPLETION OF ACTIONS:

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3: ACTION IDENTIFIED & DATE FOR COMPLETION OF ACTIONS:

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4: ACTION IDENTIFIED & DATE FOR COMPLETION OF ACTIONS:

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This Fire Risk Assessment document should be reviewed on a regular basis. It must also be reviewed whenever any material changes take place in the workplace or any other change that may affect this risk assessment.
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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.