General Profile

Building Information

It is the policy of CRI to protect all persons including employees, service users, contractors and the general public from potential injury or damage to their health which may result from a fire.

CRI will provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for all employees and to provide such information, training and supervision as they need for this purpose.

The company will give a high level of commitment to fire safety and will comply with all statutory requirements.

COMMENTARY

This Fire Risk Assessment will be retained within the Fire and Premises Safety Folder on the site it applies to and is available for review by the emergency services.

The assessment is completed in accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and all subsequent HMG guidance.

Any significant findings identified within this assessment will be recorded and must be signed off within the recommended timescale. Any outstanding actions must be tracked as part of the service's six month H&S Review.

Overall responsibility for fire safety sits with CRI, however this responsibility is delegated to Locality Managers who hold accountability for fire safety matters.

The Locality Manager is responsible for:
- Deciding the fire safety protective and preventative measures
- Ensuring they are implemented and communicated to other employees, volunteers, visiting professionals and service users.
- Ensuring co-ordination between other responsible persons.

Describe how CRI operates in the building, include operating days and times.

Floor area of the building (Sq M)

Floor area assessed (Sq M)

No. Of Floors (Enter No.)

No. Of Floors Occupied (Enter No.)

Number of staircases

Indicate the location of the following

Where is the Mains electrical intake point?

Where is the Main Gas intake point?

Where is the Fire Alarm Panel situated?

Where is the Nearest emergency water source?

This is what a fire hydrant looks like.

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Is CRI the landlord?

Is CRI the sole occupier?

Select other occupies within the building footprint.

Total Number of Staff who regularly work on site (Enter No's)

Do contractors regularly work from the building outside normal opening hours? E.g. Cleaners, handymen.

Building induction information must be provided to these individuals. This must include what to do in the event of a fire. This may also include making the 999 call.

Target date for completion
Confirmation of completion.

Average number of Service Users/ Visitors per Day (Enter No.)

At the time of this assessment are there any occupies or visitors with permanent or temporary disabilities that would affect their ability to leave the building in an emergency?

Recommendations

Target date for completion
Confirmation of completion.

Building Information

Fire Management
What type of alarm system is in place?

Location of Fire Alarm Panel

Date of last Fire System inspection

Are there any Fire Fighting Shafts or Risers in the building?

The building floor plan should show the access points to the risers.

Would the Fire and Rescue Services be able to park close enough to the emergency water supply in an emergency?

Observations

Recommendations

Target Date for Completion
Confirmation of Compliance
Construction

The construction should ensure that areas of high fire risk are protected and suitable detection is provided. The construction of these rooms must ensure that a possible fire is contained within for at least 30 minutes. There should be voids through which smoke or fire could spread.

Are there areas of increased fire risk in the building

Detail locations and activities.

Area of concern.

Recommendations

Target Date for Completion
Confirmation of Compliance

Are designated exit routes protected from the early stages of a fire?

Observations

Recommendations

Target Date for Completion
Confirmation of Compliance

Exit routes can be protected by simply shutting doors. Any high fire risk activities should already be behind closed doors and properly monitored.

Fire Safety Related Profile Information

Fire Safety related Profile

Have there been any Enforcement Notices served?

Details of the notice.

Have there been any History of fire in the last 12 months?

Details .

Is an Emergency Plan in place?

Details

The plan should be created in consultation with the FM, it must also be reviewed regularly to reflect any changes in the building or working arrangements.

Target date for compliance
Confirmation of compliance

Has an Emergency Floor Plan been produced?

Floor Plan

Is the Business Continuity Plan current and does it contain the correct contact information?

Each CRI service should have a Business Continuity Plan which details all the appropriate contact details and alternative premises that the service can use to ensure continued delivery.
This plan should be reviewed regularly to ensure its accuracy and should be given an issue date and version number.

The plan should be reviewed immediately, updated and a copy forwards to TowerPoint. The plan must be reviewed regularly to ensure it accurately reflects current conditions.

Target date for compliance
Confirmation of compliance
Hazards

Identification of hazards and their removal or effective controls is an integral part of a fire risk assessment. Hazardous in this context are related to oxygen, heat and fuel. All 3 elements are needed for a fire to catch and quickly spread.

Ignition Risk

Are there any naked flames used in the building

Details
Recommendations
Target Date for Compliance
Confirmation of Compliance

Are there procedures in place to control any smoking materials e.g. Cigarettes/matches/ lighters

Ensure a defined smoking area is made available and monitored to ensure that discarded cigarette ends don't set alight the cigarette bin

Target Date for Compliance
Confirmation of Compliance

Are convector heaters used in the building?

Are these heaters located away from items that could catch light? E.g. Coats, paper, cardboard, flammable liquids.

Recommendations
Recommendations
Target Date for Compliance
Confirmation of Compliance

Is there evidence of arson in the immediate vicinity of the building?

Details of arson and action taken to monitor the area.

Fuel

Is there any compressed air stored on site, e.g medical gases?

Recommendations
Recommendations
Target Date for Compliance
Confirmation of Compliance

Is there evidence of good housekeeping?

Areas of concern

Photo evidence of concern

Does the service have evidence of conducting monthly premises inspections?

Have any fire safety issues been raised

Have they been closed out satisfactorily?

Details of outstanding actions

Recommendations

Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion

In line with CRI's Health and Safety Management System every service that the organisation has a responsibility for is required to conduct monthly premises inspections.

Recommendation The service must instigate and maintain monthly premises inspections paying particular attention to fire safety.

Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion

Statutory Compliance

Testing & Inspections

Has an electrical fixed wiring inspection been undertaken in the last 5 years?

Date of last test
Concerns
Recommendations
Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion

Are fire extinguishers inspected monthly and findings recorded in section 9 of the Fire and Premises Safety Records Folder?

Date of last recorded inspection
Concerns
Recommendations
Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion

Has the gas boiler been serviced in the last year?

Date of last test
Concerns
Recommendations
Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion

Has the gas boiler been serviced in the last year?

Date of last test
Concerns
Recommendations
Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion

Have the Portable Appliance been inspected within the last 2 years?

Date of last test
Concerns
Recommendations
Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion

Are Fire Extinguishers provided by CRI?

Date of last Inspection
Concerns
Recommendations
Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion
Local Fire Management

Are weekly alarm tests carried out?

Date of last recorded tests
Concerns
Recommendations
Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion

Are fire extinguishers inspected monthly and findings recorded in section 9 of the Fire and Premises Safety Records Folder?

Date of last recorded inspection
Concerns
Recommendations
Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion

Has the service undertaken a fire evacuation drill and findings recorded in section 11 of the Fire and Premises Safety Records Folder?

Date of last drill
Concerns
Recommendations
Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion
Signs and Notices

There should be sufficient signage in the building which directs people to a place of safety, normally outside the building.

These signs should be positioned so as to be easily seen. Photoluminescent signs should be used in areas with low natural light. In areas of no light emergency lighting should illuminate the signs.

Is there sufficient signage to direct people to the exits?

Concerns
Recommendations
Target date for Completion
Confirmation of Completion

Management

Management Responsibilities

If all foregoing elements are followed the fire safety provisions are likely to be such that in the event of fire the occupants of the building will be able to reach a place of safety. However these fire safety provisions can be seriously compromised by a lack of fire safety management.

How are people notified of a fire?

Are all management and regular staff fully aware of the fire safety features of the premises in compliance with relevant guidance, or is their knowledge at a satisfactory level?

Local management to speak to the FM team to be briefed on the fire safety provision on the premises.

Target date for compliance
Confirmation of Completion.

Have all staff and regular visiting professionals been given a building induction including fire prevention and evacuation procedures?

Local management to carry out refresher induction with the staff and regular visiting professionals. Records of these inductions must be logged in section 7 of the Fire and Premises Safety Records Folder.

Target date for compliance
Confirmation of Completion.

What is the local action to be followed in the event of an evacuation?

Risk Rating

Summary of Significant findings
Findings
Concern

Recommendations

Target for Completion
Completion Signature
Risk Rating

Risk Rating

Revisit Frequency

Auditor Signature
On site Representative
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.