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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?

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