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Fire Doors

  • Are all ‘Fire Door Keep Locked’ doors, locked as necessary?

  • Are all 'Fire Door Keep Closed' doors closed and free from obstructions?

  • Are all final exit fire doors unlocked and kept clear of obstructions - internally & externally?

  • Do all fire doors with a self closing mechanism fully self-close on test?

  • Do any fire doors and/or door frames have damaged and/or missing smoke seals?

  • Are fire door hold back type devices in fully working order?

Fire Alarm System

  • Is the Fire Alarm system showing a single green light, without amber fault/disablement lights?

  • Are all ceiling fire detectors in place and not covered over?

  • Has the weekly fire alarm test taken place since the last audit?

Portable Fire Extinguishers

  • Are Portable Fire Extinguishers in place throughout the areas with their relevant signage?

  • Do any of the Portable Fire Extinguishers show signs of leakage/low pressure?

  • Are all Portable Fire Extinguishers within their annual service inspection test date?


  • Is all existing emergency escape route signage suitably positioned and readable?

  • Is all 'Keep Clear Fire Exit' signage in place externally of the final exit doors?

  • Is all final fire exit door signage in place?

  • Are all Fire Action Notices fully completed including the Assembly Point where applicable?

Emergency Escape Routes

  • Are all emergency escape routes kept clear of obstructions?

  • Are all emergency escape route stairwells sterile - i.e. kept clear of items?

  • Are all external paths clear and free from debris and/or damaged paving?


  • Is there evidence that PAT may be required?

  • Has the weekly emergency lighting test taken place since the last audit?

  • Are any emergency lights showing a red light fault?

  • Are any open element fan heaters on the premises?

  • Is all external lighting in grounds and gardens operational?

  • Are any toasters being used in a non designated kitchen? As opposed to a kitchenette, a purpose use kitchen has suitable (heat) fire detection and a self-closing fire door. Check with Fire Safety Team if in doubt.


  • Is there evidence of excessive clutter on site?

  • Is there evidence of excessive waste on site?

  • Is there evidence of unsuitable storage of consumables?

  • Are boiler/comms/electrical cupboards and rooms kept free from clutter/waste/consumables?

Emergency Procedures

  • Is the Fire Warden list for the site up to date and sufficient?

  • Is a suitable communication method in place for the Fire Wardens for sites where different evacuation strategies take place? Lambeth CCC & Pulross ICC

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