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  • To view our Loss Prevention Standard that supports this checklist, please view the following link: https://connect.avivab2b.co.uk/documents/view/aviva_retail_storage_of_fireworks_lps.pdf

Retail Storage of Fireworks

  • 1. Has the building and contents Insurance Broker and Insurer been notified that the premises are to be used to store and/or sell fireworks?

  • 2. Have the Insurers advised of any measures that have to be implemented?<br><br>Are any policy conditions implemented?<br><br>Are there mechanisms in place that formally and routinely verify that any conditions continue to be complied with?

  • 3. Prior to receipt of any fireworks have formal Management of Change procedures and/or risk assessments been completed?<br><br>Do these cover:<br>• Life safety?<br>• Property damage?<br>• Security?<br>• Business impact?<br>• Exposures and neighbours?

  • 4. Is there a mechanism in place for the findings and mitigation measures arising from any risk assessments to be tracked to completion?

  • 5. Is the total amount of stored fireworks understood and clearly documented?

  • 6. Is a nominated individual responsible for the monitoring of the storage and sale of the fireworks?

  • 7. If the site is proposing to store >5 kg NEQ of fireworks on the premises, has this been registered or licensed by the appropriate authority?

  • 8. Has the local Fire and Rescue Services been formally notified and provided with premises keyholder details?

  • 9. Is there a formal Emergency Response plan including clear documentation for the public Fire and Rescue Services?

  • 10. Is the Emergency Response plan maintained up to date and practiced?

  • 11. Is there a formal Hot Work Management system embedded on site?

  • 12. Is there a formal Contractor Management system embedded on site?

  • 13. Are there appropriate measures in place to protect against arson and malicious attack?

  • 14. Are there appropriate measures in place to protect against intrusion/theft?

  • 15. Are suitable precautions taken to exclude possible sources of ignition, such as:<br><br>• Matches/lighters?<br>• Smoking materials?<br>• Portable heaters?<br>• Grit?<br>• Rust?<br>• Other contaminants?<br>• Lithium ion/rechargeable batteries?<br>• Electrical sources?<br>• Hot work?

  • 16. Has awareness training been provided to all employees as to the:<br><br>• Hazards associated with fireworks?<br>• Emergency procedures?

  • 17. Have all employees authorised to access fireworks been formally trained on the hazards, the correct storage arrangements and the correct handling procedures?

  • 18. Are fireworks to be stored or stored on the shop floor?

  • • Is the quantity stored in line with the Explosive Regulations 2014?<br>• Are they in a suitable storage cupboard or cabinet as described by the regulations?<br>• Are all ignition sources prohibited from the storage cupboard/cabinet(this includes electrical sources)?

  • 19. Are fireworks to be stored or are stored away from the shop floor, in a warehouse or similar?

  • Are the fireworks stored in suitable:<br><br>• ISO storage containers or similar fully enclosed metal structures?<br>• Wooden or metal storage cabinets?<br>• Buildings with a robust structural partition, such as a separate fire resistant room?<br>• Small gauge wire mesh cages or behind screens?

  • 20. Are the fireworks:<br><br>• In a storage area located away from:<br>o Other flammable goods?<br>o Incompatible or reactive materials?<br>o Oxidisers?<br>o Ignition sources?<br><br>• Kept in their closed transport packaging?<br>o Only opened when needed?<br><br>• In a store:<br>o Where access is restricted to employees who have been trained and appropriate authority to have access?<br>o With at least 30-mins fire resistance rating for life safety?<br>o With at least 2-hours fire resistance rating for property conservation?

  • 21. Are more than 75 kg of Hazard Type 4 fireworks to be stored?

  • Does the building or an adjoining building incorporate any domestic or sleeping type accommodation?

  • Have the following been incorporated to protect the residents of those premises in the event of a fire:<br><br>• Has a comprehensive automatic fire detection system been provided within the shop/store?<br>• Do the domestic areas of the building have access and exit routes that are fire-separated from those used for the fireworks store?<br>• Is the store closed-off and secured away from the domestic part of the property?<br>• Is there suitable fire separation between the fireworks' store and the domestic accommodation, e.g. doors, floors, ceilings, etc. providing at least 30-minutes fire resistance rating?

  • 22. Are the premises protected by automatic sprinkler protection designed, installed, inspected, tested and maintained to an internationally recognised standard throughout?

  • 23. If the premises are not sprinkler protected, is a comprehensive automatic and manual fire detection alarm system installed which provides coverage in all areas/compartments?<br><br>In the UK this would conform to BS 5839 Part 1: Category P1/M.

  • 24. Is the fire detection alarm system designed, commissioned and maintained in accordance with a suitable third party certification scheme?

  • 25. Does the fire detection alarm system have remote signalling to a certified Alarm Receiving Centre?

  • 26. After receipt of the fireworks and the ongoing operations, is the basis of the risk assessments and any mitigation measures in place regularly revisited and reviewed?<br><br>Are any changes to these formally recorded?


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