Manager responsible for location

Occupants at special risk

  • Children / Elderly/ Vulnerable Adults ? .

  • Are there sleeping occupants?

  • Are there people requiring assistance to evacuate ? .

  • Are there lone workers?

Previous Fire loss experience

  • Is there any previous history of fire in the premises (if yes give details)

  • Is there any previous history of false alarms within the premise ?.

Other relevant background

  • Is there any relevant new guidance or legislation regarding this premise ?.

  • Is there any comment from the enforcing authority ? .


Electrical sources of ignition

  • Are reasonable measures taken to prevent fires of electrical origin ?.


  • Is the fixed wiring installation periodically tested and inspected?


  • Are portable appliances tested/inspected?


  • Is there a suitable policy about the use of personal electrical appliances?


  • Is there a suitable limitation on the use of trailing leads and adapters?


  • Is all electrical equipment tested and records on site


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  • Are reasonable measures taken to prevent fires as a result of smoking?


  • Is smoking prohibited in the building?


  • Is smoking prohibited in appropriate are


  • Are there suitable arrangements made for those who wish to smoke?


  • This policy appeared to be observed at time of inspection?


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  • Does the basic security against arson by appear reasonable?

    Open unrestricted access.

  • Is there sufficient control of unnecessary fire load in close proximity to the building or available for ignition by outsiders?

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Portable heaters and heating installation

  • Is the use of portable heaters avoided as far as reasonably practicable?

  • If portable heaters are used, are the more hazardous types (radiant bars and LPG) avoided?

    Yes , oil filled electric radiators issued by Estates .

  • Are they issued by EMS.

  • If portable heaters are used are suitable measures taken to minimise the risk of ignition of combustible materials?

  • Are fixed heating installations subject to regular maintenance?

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Cooking facilities

  • Are reasonable measures taken to prevent cooking fires?


  • Are filters changed and ductwork cleaned regularly?


  • Are suitable extinguishers available?


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  • Does the building have lightning protection system if required? (if yes has it tested .)

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Other significant ignition sources that warrant consideration

  • List other ignition sources:

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  • Is the standard of housekeeping adequate?


  • Are combustible materials appear to be separated from ignition sources?


  • Is the unnecessary accumulation of combustibles and waste avoided?


  • Is there appropriate storage of hazardous materials?


  • Are combustible materials stored appropriately?


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Hazards introduced by contractors and building works

  • Is there sufficient control over works by contractors (e.g. Permits to work & hot works permits)?


  • Are there arrangements for the safe storage of gas bottles and others hazardous materials


  • Are fire safety conditions and instructions communicated to contractors?


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Dangerous Substances

  • Are dangerous substances present on the premises?

  • List substances .

  • Has the risk to relevant persons been adequately eliminated or reduced?

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Means of escape

  • Is the building provided with adequate means of escape in case of fire?

  • Are there sufficient exits?

  • Are exits easily openable and readily available ?.

  • Do fire exits open in the direction of travel where necessary?

  • Are travel distances within Government guidelines ?.

  • Are escape routes adequately protected?

  • Are there suitable fire precautions for all inner rooms?

  • Are escape routes unobstructed and free of combustible materials ? .

  • Are there suitable means of escape for those who may have difficulty using the stairs ?.

  • Is there evidence of fire doors being wedged open ? .

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Measures to limit fire spread and development.

  • Is there a sufficient standard of compartmentation and sub-compartmentation?

  • Are linings that promote fire spread avoided as far as reasonably practicable?

  • Are the fire doors fitted with suitable fire seals and self closing devices and tested and maintained ? .

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Escape lighting

  • Is there a reasonable standard of escape lighting provided?


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Fire safety signs and notices

  • Are fire safety signs and notices suitable and sufficient?


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Means of giving warning in the event of fire

  • Is automatic fire detection provided?


  • Is there remote transmission of alarm signals?

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Manual fire extinguishing appliances

  • Is there suitable and sufficient provision of fire fighting equipment ? .

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Relevant automatic fire extinguishing systems

  • Type of system:

  • Location ? .

  • Is the system regularly tested ?.

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Facilities, equipment & devices to protect Fire-Fighters

  • Types of facilities: Dry risers , FF lifts/ shafts/ Extraction / other ? .

  • Comments and observations:

  • Is there suitable access for Fire Appliances ? .

  • Assistance is available to fight fires. 24/7

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Procedures and arrangements

  • Persons responsible for fire safety: detailed on fire safety pages of University website.

  • There are competent persons available to assist in implementing fire safety arrangements.

  • There are appropriate fire procedures in place including arrangements for calling the fire service.

  • A written fire emergency plan is in place. It us available on the fire safety pages of the University's website. It is available to the enforcing authority. It takes account of other fire emergency plans applicable to the building.

  • All sites have trained fire evacuation stewards to assist with fire evacuation. These are nominated by each Department and receive training.

  • All sites have security / patrol staff who respond to a fire.

  • There is appropriate liaison with the fire service.

  • Routine in house inspections of fire precautions take place.

25 Training and drills

  • Health and safety induction processes include fire safety. All staff are required to complete a mandatory fire safety briefing.

  • Where necessary staff receive refresher training.

  • Staff with special responsibilities are given appropriate training.

  • Fire drills are carried out at appropriate intervals.

26 Testing and maintenance

  • The workplace us adequately maintained.

  • The following arrangements are in place:
    Periodic testing and servicing of the fire alarm system
    Periodic testing and maintenance of emergency lighting
    Periodic maintenance and testing of fire extinguishers
    Periodic inspection and test of lightning protection systems
    Periodic testing of wet/dry risers.

  • Is there weekly testing and periodic inspection of sprinkler installations?

  • Is there periodic checks of fire doors and final exit doors?

  • Other relevant inspection and test

27 Records

  • There are records of periodic maintenance and testing of all fire safety systems.


  • Risk Level

    Trivial:- No action is required and no detailed records need to be kept.

    Tolerable:- No major additional fire precautions required. However, there might be a need for reasonably practicable improvements that involve minor or limited cost.

    Moderate;- It is essential that efforts are made to reduce the risk. Risk reduction measures, which should take cost into account, should be implemented within a defined time period.

    Substantial:- Considerable resources might have to be allocated to reduce the risk. If the premises are unoccupied, it should not be occupied until the risk has been reduced. If the premises are occupied, then urgent action should be taken.

    Intolerable:- Premises ( or relevant area) should not be occupied until the risk has been reduced.

    (Note that, although the purpose of this section is to place the fire risk in context, the above approach to fire risk assessment is subjective and for guidance only. All hazards and deficiencies identified in this report should be addressed by implementing all recommendations in the action plans. This fire risk assessment should be reviewed regularly)

  • Received by responsible person / representative

  • Assessor Signature

  • Pictures

Recommendations. ,


  • Recommended date for re-assessment

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