Part 1: GENERAL INFORMATION

  • A current fire risk assessment is required byThe Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
    This is a live document to be updated by the Landlord or their agent with input from occupier representatives:
    1. Whenever there is significant change to the premises which may affect fire strategy.

The responsible person for fire safety (if applicable)

  • Name of Landlord or agent.

  • Date of assessment

Re-Assessment

  • It is recommended by Fire and Rescue that a Fire Risk Assessment review is conducted annually or sooner if major changes have occurred at the premises.

1 The Building

  • IMAGE OF BUILDING

  • ADDRESS OF THE PROPERTY
  • Approximate age of building

  • Listed building?

  • Number of staircases

  • Number of final exits

  • Brief details of construction:

  • How many floors?

  • Basement

  • Ground floor

  • First floor

  • Second floor

  • Third floor

  • Student accommodation

  • Number of bedrooms

2 The occupants

  • Maximum number of occupants.

3 Occupants at special risk

  • Are there disabled occupants or others at risk? If at risk give details

  • Are instructions, information given on specific hazards in the form of an induction/tenancy handover? If no explain why?

4 Previous Fire loss experience

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

5 Other relevant background

  • Have all actions been completed from the previous fire risk assessment?

6 Sources of ignition

Part 2: FIRE HAZARDS AND ELIMINATION OR CONTROL

  • Is there a gas supply including bottled gases?

  • Electrical supply testing. Are the record of who tested and when available from landlord/agent?

  • Do students have fridges in Bedrooms?

  • Is all lighting in a good state of repair?

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

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

  • Are fixed heating installations subject to regular maintenance?

  • Are reasonable measures taken to prevent cooking fires?

  • Is a suitable fire blanket available and fixed to the wall?

  • Are cooker hood filters changed/cleaned annually?

  • Does the basic security against arson appear reasonable?

  • Is there sufficient control of combustible materials in close proximity to the building?

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

7 Other significant ignition sources that warrant consideration

  • Does smoking occur only in external areas away from the building?

  • List other ignition sources:

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

8 sources of fuel

  • Is the standard of housekeeping adequate?

  • Are combustible materials separated from ignition sources?

  • Is the unnecessary accumulation of combustibles and waste avoided?

  • Are combustible materials stored appropriately?

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

9 Hazards introduced by contractors and building works

  • Are fire safety conditions and instructions communicated to contractors?

  • External works is controlled by agent/landlord .

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

Part 3: FIRE SPREAD

10 Measures to limit fire spread and development.

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

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

  • Is fire spread limited by correct use and maintenance of fire precautions?

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

11 Fire alarm and detection system

  • Can the fire alarm be heard though out the building?

  • Are there alternative provisions for deaf or the hard of hearing?

  • Is the fire alarm system provided suitable and sufficient?

  • Is automatic fire detection provided throughout?

  • Are fire alarm call points located by storey and final exits?

  • Are the call points unobstructed?

  • Is there periodic servicing of the fire detection and alarm system?

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

12 Fire Fighting equipment

  • Has all fire fighting equipment been removed from building? As suggested by lincs.fire service?

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

13 Means of escape

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

  • Are there sufficient exits?

  • Are exits easily and immediately openable where necessary?

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

  • Are there adequate means of securing exits?

  • Are there reasonable distances of travel where there is a single direction of travel?

  • Are there reasonable distances of travel where there are alternative means of escape?

  • Are escape routes adequately protected?

  • Are there suitable fire precautions for all inner rooms?

  • Are there suitable means of escape for disabled occupants?

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

14 Emergency exit lighting

  • Is there a reasonable standard of escape lighting provided?

  • Is there monthly, six-monthly and annual testing of the emergency lighting?

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

15 Fire safety signs and notices

  • Are fire exit signs suitable and sufficient?

  • Do fire exit doors have suitable and sufficient signage?

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

16 Relevant automatic fire extinguishing systems

  • Type of system:

  • Comments and observations:

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

Part 4: MANAGEMENT OF FIRE SAFETY

17 Procedures and arrangements

  • Are appropriate fire arrangements in place for calling the fire service? I.e. Using mobile phone?

  • Fire Emergency Plan in place?

  • No evidence.

  • Is the Fire Emergency Plan readily available for tenants to read?

  • No evidence

  • Do routine in-house inspections of fire precautions take place?

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

18 Training and drills

  • Are students given instruction on fire escape procedures on take up of tenancy?

  • No evidence of this.

  • Are fire drills carried out every term?

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

19 Testing and maintenance

  • Is the property adequately maintained?

  • Any further comments from this section? If yes fill in below.

Part 5: ACTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Risk Items

  • Are there risks to address?

  • Risk
  • Description and location of risk

  • Non compliance or observation?

  • Probability (likelihood of fire) 1=low,5=high

  • Consequence (impact of fire)1=low,5=high

  • Risk rating score (probability x consequence)

  • Action

  • Owner

  • Target date

PART 6: QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • Received by responsible person / representative

  • Assessor Signature

  • Pictures

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