Risk Assessment Detail

1. IDENTIFY THE FIRE HAZARDS

What are the potential ignition sources?

What are the potential fuel sources?

What are the sources of oxygen e.g. air vents, gas cylinders etc?

2. IDENTIFYING PEOPLE AT RISK

Does this assessment include consideration of those 14-16 years old?

Does this assessment include consideration of those who require assistance to evacuate the buildings?

Have Personal Evacuation Plans been completed for those who require assistance evacuating the buildings?

3. EVALUATE, REMOVE, REDUCE & PROTECT FROM RISK

Is there a suitable fire alarm system in place?

Can the means of warning be clearly understood by everyone throughout the whole building?

Are detectors of the right type & in the appropriate locations?

Can the warning be initiated from a single fire call point?

4. FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES

Are the extinguishers suitable for purpose?

Are there sufficient extinguishers sited throughout the premises at appropriate locations?

Are extinguishers visible with appropriate signage displayed?

Are extinguishers checked & serviced by a competent person?

5. ESCAPE ROUTES

Are there suitable & sufficient fire doors in place?

Are there any holes or gaps in walls, ceilings & floors?

Can occupants escape to a place of safety in a reasonable time?

Are all escape routes & exits kept clear at all times?

Do all doors on escape routes open in the direction of escape?

Can fire doors be quickly released e.g. automatic door release, push bar, etc?

Are combustible materials kept away from fire exits?

6. EMERGENCY LIGHTING

Is emergency lighting in place?

Is it regularly serviced by a competent person with records retained?

Are escape routes properly lit?

Are back up power supplies in place for emergency lighting?

7. SIGNS & NOTICES

Is appropriate signage in place for escape routes, fire fighting equipment & evacuation chairs?

Are the evacuation procedures displayed, communicated & known by staff?

8. MAINTENANCE

Is there a maintenance regime in place to check the fire alarm systems?

Are regular checks made on all fire doors, escape routes, associated lighting & signs?

Are regular checks made on all fire fighting equipment?

Are those who test & maintain the equipment competent to do so?

Are records of tests & maintenance retained?

9. EVALUATING FIRE RISK

Have fuel sources been removed or reduced?

Have ignition sources been removed or reduced?

Have sources of air or oxygen been reduced or controlled in the event of a fire?

Have arson risks been removed or reduced (e.g. securing building/site access & controlling waste disposal arrangements)?

Are fire drills/tests carried out with details recorded?

Are hazards that might cause a fire removed or reduced?

10. TRAINING

Do staff receive fire training?

Are relevant persons in place such as fire marshalls & clearance officers?

Are training sessions recorded?

Have relevant staff received training in the use of Evac+Chairs?

11. COMPLETION & CORRECTIVE ACTION

HS&S Technician completing this assessment

Have corrective actions identified been entered onto the database?

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.