Fire Safety and Emergency Response

  • The alarm can be heard in this area.

  • Doorways and evacuation exits are kept clear and at least 600mm wide.

  • Walkways and corridors are wide enough to handle the volume of foot traffic in an emergency.

  • External exit doors can be opened from the inside without a key and emergency fire exits signed.

  • Fire control equipment is easily accessible, signed, regularly tested and of the appropriate type.

  • Emergency lighting is available if necessary.


  • The area is clean and tidy.

  • Floor surfaces are maintained in a safe condition.

  • Walls, ceilings and roofs are safe and in good condition.

  • Steps/stairs/Ramos are in a safe condition with non-slip surface, and secure handrails where needed.

  • Doors, windows, locks and latches are in good condition and working order.

  • Guarding (mesh) is fitted or signage in place for fragile roof areas.

  • There is adequate lighting to walk safely.

Fixtures and Fittings

  • Light fittings and other fixtures are in good condition and working order.

  • Hanging displays are not hazardous.


  • Hallways and corridors are not us d as storage areas.

Hazardous Substances

  • Hazardous substances are not stored in hallways or corridors.


  • All areas have Residual Current Device (RCD) protection.

  • Electrical cables/cords are kept clear of walkways etc.


  • Other hazards such as sharps, glare, noise, fumes or vermin have been identified.

  • All gas pipes are clearly labelled.

  • Glass doors have a push/pull plate for safe operation. (That is, no need to push on glass to open.)

  • Safety glass is fitted to glass panel doors.

  • Wall mounted coat hooks or other protrusions are not hazardous.

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