Audit Sections

Section 1: Fire Prevention

A. Is smoking adequately controlled within the work environment?

B. Does electrical equipment appear free from damage, defects and is not overloaded?

C. Have combustible materials been reduced to a minimum and stored away from sources of ignition?

Section 2: Fire Safety Documentation

A. Are there adequate and up to date fire action notices displayed?

B. Are the names, locations and contact details of the fire wardens & deputies clearly displayed and up to date?

Section 3: Fire Alarms & Call Points

A. Are employees, students and contractors familiar with the type & sound of the fire alarm and the evacuation procedures?

B. Are all fire alarm call points clearly signed and easily accessible?

Section 4: Fire Escape Routes

A. Can all personnel (including disabled), reach a fire escape route easily?

B. Have Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) been established for employees/students with disabilities/requiring assistance?

C. Are fire escape routes adequately and appropriately signed?

D. Are fire escape routes (including stairs) kept clear of stored items and equipment?

E. Are fire doors protecting escape routes adequately maintained and functioning correctly?

F. Are fire doors closed (or fitted with approved devices e.g. maglocks or dorgards)?

Section 5: Fire Fighting Equipment

A. s there at least one water based extinguisher and carbon dioxide (CO2) extinguisher in place?

B. Are all portable fire extinguishers readily accessible and access is not restricted by stored items?

C. Have portable extinguishers been serviced within the last twelve months?

Section 6: Actions

Please discuss and rectify any local issues with local management. Any building related issues requiring Estates department assistance must be reported via Estates Helpdesk (extension 6366) in the first instance

Do you have any additional actions not addressed above? If so please add action at this point.

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.