Fire Safety Systems

Fire Resisting Doors & Means Of Escape

Fire door vision panels are in good condition and clear of obstructions

Fire door has 3 or more Hinges which are secure with no screws missing

Fire doors have intumescent seals which are in good condition (not painted, missing or damaged)

Fire door handles are secure, functioning correctly and can be opened without the use of a key

No signs of wedging/chocking open doors

Self closing devices are fixed to door and frame securely

Fire doors close fully & shut tight by use of its own Self Closing (SC) Device

Internal assembly point signs unobstructed and visible

Fire exit signage in place

Fire alarm call points accessible and free from damage

Fire action notices in place and legible

Emergency arrangements in place for all persons with a disability

Alarm system subject to weekly tests

Name and Signature of Inspector
Fire Extinguisher

The operating instructions of each extinguisher are clean, legible and face outwards

The seals and tamper indicators of each extinguisher are not broken and missing

The reading of any pressure gauge or indicator fitted to an extinguisher is within operational and safety limits

Each extinguisher has not been operated and is not obviously damaged or has any missing parts

Each extinguisher is correctly located, suitably serviced and in the designated place

Each extinguisher is unobstructed, visible and has relevant ID signage above them

Name and Signature of Inspector
Date of Inspection
Emergency Lighting

Emergency Lighting Test

Date of Test
Name and Signature of Tester
Sprinkler System

If a sprinkler system is installed within your building, checks should be made on a weekly & monthly basis to ensure system operation in event of emergency. The checks below are brief guidance taken from TB203 -Care & Maintenance of Automatic Sprinkler Systems, this should be amended to suit the manufacturers guidance of the system installed within your school.

Electrolyte level check of all battery cells

Water storage tank security (access ladders are correctly housed/secure and tank ball covers secured & locked)

Hose Reels

Hose reel is unobstructed, visible and has legible operating instructions

Reel is free from damage (i.e no kinks or dents) or signs of leakage

Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety

Fire Prevention

Area clear of combustible materials

No smoking policy is being observed

Waste bins being emptied regularly

Ceiling tiles in place

Heater exit panels/ventilation slots clear

No evidence of fire/heat damage

Only approved heating appliances in place and not left on while from is unattended

Doors and covers to service ducts locked?

Electrical Safety

Wall socket outlets undamaged

Floor socket covers in place

Light switches in place

Conduit/trunking intact and damage free

Specialist services correctly labelled e.g. 110volt

Distribution boards/panels locked and unobstructed

Portable electrical equipment in use with current PAT

Multi socket extension leads are being used correctly (e.g. no multi sockets plugged into other multi sockets/adaptors and not exceeding permitted amps)

Power cables safely routed and in good repair (No fraying, damage or exposed wires)

Extension reels are fully unwound when in operation

Microwaves checked for leakage

Name and Signature of Inspector

Housekeeping, Equipment and Fabric

Housekeeping

The area is tidy

There is nothing in the area that does not belong

No damage to walls, windows or floor surfaces

The local catering facility clean/hygienic

All third party activities are subject to adequate supervision

Equipment and Fabric

Window restrictors in place (where required) and in good working order

Permenant fixtures are securely fastened (cupboards, displays, shelving etc.)

Light diffusers adequate and in place

Stair treads damage free and intact

Safety rails stable and intact

Furniture in good state of repair

Radiators free of clutter, damage and function well

Smartboard/Visual Display Units work and are in good condition

Fans and Guillotines suitably guarded

Shredding machine have working interlocking guards

Computers and associated equipment in good condition/free from damage

Hot surfaces (radiators & pipework) protected where necessary to prevent risk of burns to pupils

Name and Signature of Inspector

Asbestos

Do you have Asbestos Containing Materials within your premises

Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)

ACM

Identify Location of accessible ACM

Details of location/condition provided to staff required to work in the area

ACM has no signs of damage, flaking, water ingress or residue

You must isolate the area and contact Capita.

Tel: 0191 643 4814 or 0191 643 6087 

Name of inspector
Date of Inspection

Ladders, Pallet Trucks and Trolleys

Ladders Inspections

Ladders

Ladder ID number & Location

Plant / ID Number clearly legible and marking intact

No loose, cracked or broken rungs, rails, braces or ropes

No loose nails, screw bolts or other parts

No splintered or sharp edges

No damaged or worn non-slip steps or base

No foreign matter on the ladder such as grease, oil, paints

No loose, defective, broken or missing extension locks

Hinge spreaders not loose or bent (stepladders / trestles)

Stop guard on hinge spreaders not broken or damaged (stepladders / trestles)

Retaining cords are of equal length and in good condition

No damage or worn stiles (warping, sagging or distortion)

Stable when open and standing on a level base (Stepladders)

Name/Signature of inspector
Date of Inspection

Pallet Truck Inspections

Pallet Truck

Pallet Truck ID number & Location

Load capacity plate is fitted, legible and correct

Forks are free of damage

Wheels are in good repair

Hydraulic jack cylinder checked for leaks

Jack lifts all the way up

Lowering handle

Handle is secure

Operation-lift in good working order (hold and lowering)

Bolts and fasteners

Blade rollers

Any other signs of defects or damage

Name/Signature of inspector
Date of Inspection

Trolley Inspections

Trolley

Trolley ID number & Location

Wheels are in good repair

Handle

Bolts and fasteners

Any other signs of defects or damage

Name/Signature of inspector
Date of Inspection

Outdoor Play Equipment

Outdoor Play Equipment

Play Equipment

Take photo of structure or identify equipment

Structure is free of bending, warping, cracking, loosening and breaking

Surface finish adequate (protective coating missing, rust or other corrosion, cracks, splinters, broken or open joints.)

All items such as nuts, bolts washers, shackles etc are adequate (not missing, bent, broken, loosened, worn, open hooks, etc.)

Edges are free of protrusions, sharp points or sharp edges

No pinch or crush points present(Exposed mechanisms, junctures or moving components, etc.)

Guard or hand rails/swing barriers aren't missing, bent, broken, loosened.

Mechanical devices and moving parts checked for worn bearings, lack of lubrication, seizure or excessive motion, missing covers.

Review swing and other seats (missing, damaged, loosened, sharp corners, insecure fittings, etc.)

Look for missing or broken rungs, steps or treads loosening, etc.

Foundations aren't cracked, loose in ground or exposed.

Impact absorbing surfaces aren't compacted, displaced or not extensive enough to cover possible impact area

Drain holes are clear

Signature person carrying out inspection(s) of outdoor equipment
Date/time of Inspection

First Aid

The contents in the kits below are to BS 8599 for low hazard environments, schools should carry out a first aid risk assessment and review it on a regular basis to ensure provisions are adequate.

Consideration should be given to risks associated with the needs of individuals, tools/equipment in use or the working environment when considering whether first aid supplies are adequate.

Small Kit (less than 25 employees/pupils)

Small First Aid Kit

Location of FA Kit

First Aid Guidance Leaflet

Contents List

Microporous Tape

Universal Shears

Medium Dressing (4)
Large Dressing (1)
Triangular Bandage (2)
Safety Pins (6)
Eye Pad Dressing (2)
Wash proof Assorted Plasters (40)
Moist Cleaning Wipes (20)
Pairs of Nitrile Gloves (6)
Finger Dressings with Adhesive Fixings (2)
Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation Device with Valve (1)
Foil Blanket (1)
Eye Wash (0)
Burn Relief Dressing (1)
Conforming Bandage (1)

Medium Kit (25 - 100 employees/pupils)

Medium First Aid Kit

Location of FA Kit

First Aid Guidance Leaflet

Contents List

Microporous Tape

Universal Shears

Medium Dressing (6)
Large Dressing (2)
Triangular Bandage (3)
Safety Pins (12)
Eye Pad Dressing (3)
Wash proof Assorted Plasters (60)
Moist Cleaning Wipes (30)
Pairs of Nitrile Gloves (9)
Finger Dressings with Adhesive Fixings (3)
Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation Device with Valve (1)
Foil Blanket (2)
Eye Wash (0)
Burn Relief Dressing (2)
Conforming Bandage (2)

Large Kit (100+ per 100 pupils/employees)

Large First Aid Kit

Location of FA Kit

First Aid Guidance Leaflet

Contents List

Microporous Tape

Universal Shears

Medium Dressing (8)
Large Dressing (2)
Triangular Bandage (4)
Safety Pins (24)
Eye Pad Dressing (4)
Wash proof Assorted Plasters (100)
Moist Cleaning Wipes (40)
Pairs of Nitrile Gloves (12)
Finger Dressings with Adhesive Fixings (4)
Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation Device with Valve (2)
Foil Blanket (3)
Eye Wash (0)
Burn Relief Dressing (2)
Conforming Bandage (2)

Travel Kit

Travel First Aid Kit

Location of FA Kit

First Aid Guidance Leaflet

Contents List

Microporous Tape

Universal Shears

Medium Dressing (1)
Large Dressing (1)
Triangular Bandage (1)
Safety Pins (2)
Eye Pad Dressing (0)
Wash proof Assorted Plasters (10)
Moist Cleaning Wipes (4)
Pairs of Nitrile Gloves (1)
Finger Dressings with Adhesive Fixings (0)
Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation Device with Valve (1)
Foil Blanket (1)
Eye Wash (1)
Burn Relief Dressing (1)
Conforming Bandage (1)

AED

Automated External Defibrillator

Location of AED

Visual check of device & casing (look for obvious signs of damage or missing parts)

Battery sufficiently charged

Defibrillator pads are sealed & in date (including spare pads)

All accessories are present (towel, razor, CPR face shield, scissors and gloves)

Additional stock to order

Any Other Issues

Defects Log

Issue

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.