Name of Premises
Responsible person or Company for the Common parts of the premises :
General Description of Premises
Brief Description of the Builiding
Number of floors
Number of Apartment
Number of stairscases
Fire warning system ( I.e automatic fire detection, break- glass system to BS 5839, other )
Emergency Lighting ( I.e. Maintained / non-maintained, 1hr/3hr duration to BS5266)
Fire fighting Equipment, Extinugshers, Hose Reel and Fire Blankets
Fire Exit, location of the Fire Exits within the Premises
Other ( I.e. Sprinkler system to LPC rules BS5306)
The purpose of this report is to provide an assessment of the risk to life from fire in these premises, and, where appropriate, to make recommendations to ensure compliance with fire safety legislation. The report does not address the risk to property or business continuity from fire.
1) This fire risk assessment should be reviewed by a competent person by the date indicated above or at
such earlier time as there is reason to suspect that it is no longer valid, or if there has been a significant
change in the matters to which it relates, or if a fire occurs
Potential Fire Hazards
Electrical - Installations
Electrical - Portable Equipment
Boilers / Heaters - Gas, Electric
Hot Processes/ Working - Welding, Battery Charging etc
Cooking - Equipment
Mechanical equipment - Sparks Friction
Machinery - Hot Surface etc
Lighting Equipment - Lamps
Smoking - Cigarettes, Lighters
Spontaneous Combustion - Rags
Naked Flames - Candels, gas rings
Arson - Deliberate
Other - Seasonal Decorations, Etc
Fixture and Fittings - Curtains etc
Textiles - Bedding, Sleepwear Etc
Waste Products - Wood/ Pallets, Paper and Packaging
Plastics / Rubber
Flammable Liquids - White Spirit, Cooking Oils etc
Flammable Products - Paints, Varnishes, Thinners, adhesives
Flammable Chemicals - Cleaning Agents etc
Flammable Materials - Solvents
Flammable Gases - Mains Supply, LPG, Aerosols Etc
Mechanical Ventilation System
Fire Risk Assessment
Responsible measures taken to prevent fires as a result of smoking
Smoking prohibited in the building
Suitable arrangements for those who wish to smoke
Are all final exit doors unobstructed, clearly identifiable, fitted with suitable fastenings and readily available for use ?
Do all emergency routes and exits lead, directly as possible, outside the building to a place of safety ?
Do all emergency exit doors open in the direction of escape, give consideration to the occupancy, sliding doors or revolving doors on escape routes are usually unsuitable.
Are the exit routes clearly indicated , and free from combustible storage / equipment at all times?
Are the number, distribution and dimensions of emergency routes and exits adequate ? ( consider the dimensions of the premises; the use ; the equipment and the number of persons in the premises at any one time.
Do all self closing fire doors close fully into the door frames ?
Are all self closing fire doors fitted with smoke seals ?
Are all self closing devices on fire doors in good working order ?
Is there a fire evacuation ( Fire drill) procedure for the premises ?
In the event of an emergency is it possible for all persons to evacuate the premises safely and quickly ?
Have arrangements been made for the safe evacuation of persons with mobility difficulty.
Overall means of escape adequate ?
In the Event of Failure of the main lighting system, is escape lighting required to illuminate escape routes? ( Consider late afternoon on a dark winters day)
Is it sufficient to enable all persons to evacuate the premises safely to a place of safety ?
Is it tested Regularly ?
Are the test recorded?
Are records kept of maintenance
Overall, is it adequate ?
Is the premises provided with a system for giving warning in case of fire
Is the alarm clearly audible and recognisable, In all parts of the premises
If a fire started in an un-occupied room would it be detected ?
Is it tested regularly ?
Are the tests recorded ?
Are records kept of maintenance ?
Over all is it Adequate
Are suitable and sufficient fire extinguishers provided ?
Are they unobstructed and readily available for use ?
Are they properly located and indicated ?
Are persons trained to use fire fighting equipment ?
Are the extinguishers maintained ?
Are records kept of maintenance ?
Overall, is the fire fighting equipment adequate ?
Are arrangements in place for calling the fire service ?
Are Fire Action Notices displayed prominently throughout the property
Are all fire alarm call points clearly visible and unobstructed
Is the location of the fire fighting equipment obvious and clearly defined
Is the fire fighting equipment clearly indicated and labelled
Are emergency escape routes throughout the building adequate key marked with appropriate safety signage.
Are all fire exit signs correctly indicating the right direction and contain the running man and arrow.
Is there evidence of adequate compartmentation of the building
Is there evidence of fire separation of the building
Is there evidence of adequate structural fire protection of the building
Will any wall covering promote fire spread
Is there evidence of fire stopping around Pipework and wiring
Are fire doors fitted with magnetic decides secured in a closed position
Do routine housekeeping inspections take in to consideration the storage of waste and combustible materials
Are all combustible materials and flammable liquids stored safely
Fixed Installation Periodically Tested / Inspected
Are arrangements in place for the control of the mains gas supply in an emergency situation
Are arrangements in place for the maintenance and testing of portable and fixed heating equipment
Have suitable measures in place to protect against the risk of Arson
Portable Appliance Testing Carried out.
Sockets and extension leads loaded correctly
Do all furniture, textiles and fixtures and fitting meet ip the required British Standard for fire retardation
Maintenance, testing and record keeping
inspections and Fire Hazard Control Measures
Means of Raising the Alarm
Means of Escape
Means of restricting spread of fire
Means of Fire Fighting
Taking into account the nature of the building and the occupants, as well as the fire protection and procedural arrangements observed at the time of this risk assessment, it is considered that the risk to life in the event of fire would be :
Risk Level : Following this assessment the level of risk is now deemed to be ( Acceptable / Unacceptable, further control measures required )