• Mater Health Services - QRTLY Fire Safety Audit

  • Building
  • Address (include hospital name, floor, ward etc.)

  • Prepared by

  • Conducted on

Previous Inspection

  • 1.1 - Has the last inspection been reviewed and are all outstanding actions completed?

2.0 Evacuation (Staffing - Fire & Evacuation Instruction & Knowledge - Building Fire & Safety Regulations 2008, Part 4)

  • 2.1 - Have general evacuation instructions been given to all staff?

  • 2.2 - Are records for general evacuation instructions kept and up to date?

  • 2.3 - Has evacuation practise been conducted annually?

  • 2.4 - Can the warden/staff identify their role in an emergency situation, locate the wards vest, WIP, and be able to demonstrate evacuation routes to assembly point? Record full name of warden in comments (click on question to enter).

  • 2.5 - Can staff advise where the Emergency Procedures Manual is held? (Document management centre)

3.0 Evacuation Routes (Building Fire & Safety Regulation 2008, Part 2)

  • 3.1 - Are evacuation routes clear of obstructions?

  • 3.2 - Are final exits clear of obstructions for 2 meters?

  • 3.3 - Are the final exits of any adjoining properties clear?

4.0 Equipment Signage / Diagrams (Building Safety Regulation 2008, Part 4)

  • 4.1 - Are accommodation unit evacuation sign/s secured fastened and orientated for the building?

  • 4.2 - Do the evacuation signs/diagrams contain the required information?

  • 4.3 - Are the evacuation signs/diagrams securely fastened, in the correct format and orientated for the building?

  • 4.4 - Do the evacuation sign/s contain the required information for the accommodation unit?

5.0 Fire/Smoke Doors (AS1851.17)

  • 5.1 - Are the fire/smoke damage uninstructed and undamaged?

  • 5.2 - Is door free of non-approved fittings and fixtures?

  • 5.3 - Do door leaves and frames have correct information tag and signage?

  • 5.4 - Is door functioning correctly with no frictional forces including door closers?

  • 5.5 - Is the door hardware the correct type?

  • 5.6 - Does the door self close by pressing button on magnetic door holders?

  • 5.7 - Does gap between door frame and frame rebate exceed 5mm?

  • 5.8 - Does the gap between door and threshold exceed 10mm?

  • 5.9 - Do a visual check of the door - are hinges flush, frames and seals intact, overall free of wear and tear?

6.0 - Exit Signs / Emergency Lighting / Power (AS2293.1)

  • 6.1 - are the exit signs/emergency, clearly visible all directions, undamaged and fully functional?

  • 6.2 - Are exit signs in correct location installed on, above or adjacent to door providing direct egree to required exit?

  • 6.3 - Can current maintenance records for exit signs/emergency lighting be produced upon request?

  • 6.4 - Are all power points being used in a safe manner? (e.g. No overloading)

7.0 Fire Extinguishers (AS1851.1)

  • 7.1 - Where fitted check that the pressure indicator is legible, registering with operable range and is operating quickly?

  • 7.2 - Is outlet hose and nozzle securely attached, free from obstructions and hose shows no sign of cracking or any other signs of damage or deterioration?

  • 7.3 - Are all fire extinguishers and their attachments free of corrosion, readily accessible, clean, conspicuous and in its assigned location?

  • 7.4 - Are all maintenance record tag/labels clear, up to date and firmly attached to the extinguisher?

  • 7.5 - is anti-tamper device intact?

  • 7.6 - Are all the operating instructions clear and legible?

8.0 Fire Hose Reels (AS1851.9)

  • 8.1 - Are all fire reels, components of fire reel and cabinet we'll maintained, free of corrosion, readily accessible, clear of extraneous materials, and correctly marked?

  • 8.2 - Are all fire hose reels correctly maintained with no kinks, damage or collapse?

  • 8.3 - Are all operating instructions clear and legible?

  • 8.4 - Where a location sign is required (AS2441) is it correctly located and visible?

  • 8.5 - Can current maintenance records for fire hose reels be produced upon request?

  • 8.6 - Is all foam and other ancillary equipment in good repair, maintained and in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and fully functional?

9.0 Fire Indicator Panel & Emergency Warden Intercom System (AS1851.6 & AS1851.10)

  • 9.1 - Are there any faults on the FIP and EWS panel?

  • 9.2 - Where location sign is required (AS1670) check that it is correctly located and visible?

  • 9.3 - Is the log book present and up to date?

  • 9.4 - Are operating instructions clear and legible?

  • 9.5 - If a Class 2 accommodation building, are smoke alarms installed in the sole occupancy units?

10.0 Other notes or issues identified

  • 6.1 - Have you identified any other safety issues during inspection? Please details location and include picture if possible.

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