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Section 1 - Persons at risk at Premises

  • How many persons are employed at the premises during the normal course of the working day?

  • Do members of the public frequently visit the premises?

  • Are contractors employed to carry out work on the premises?

  • Are there and controls in place over contractors working on the premises, especially involving any activity that could cause a fire risk?

  • Are there any unusual factors that put persons at risk when working within the premises?

Section 2 - Protective Devices, Warning and Safety Signs

  • Is there a suitable means for raising the alarm in the event of a fire and is this audible throughout the premises?

  • Are there sufficient fire extinguishers, and of a suitable type for the risk, located at the premises?

  • Are fire action notices displayed, either by fire alarm call points or any other location

  • Have safety signs been displayed to comply with the requirements of means of escape and identifying call points etc?

  • Have no smoking signs been displayed in areas where smoking is not permitted?

  • Have safety signs been displayed where flammable substances are stored or used?

  • Do smoke or heat detectors protect the premises?

  • If smoke detectors/heat detectors are provided are these installed in boiler rooms, voids and other areas which may require ready detection in the event of a fire?

  • Are smoke detectors/heat detectors linked to an out of hours listening service?

Section 3 - Means of Escape and Travel Distances

  • Are corridors and walkways kept free of rubbish and not used as storage areas?

  • Do all fire exits open satisfactorily and lead to a place of safety?

  • Are fire exits always unlocked when the premises are in use?

  • Are escape routes clearly signed?

  • For offices that have inner rooms (and means of escape is through another room) is a vision panel provided in the inner room?

  • If external fire escapes are provided (above ground level) are these in good condition and lead to a place of safety?

  • Has emergency escape lighting been provided and if so is it positioned satisfactory?

  • Has the fire assembly point been identified and clearly marked?

Section 4 - Protected routes

  • Are holes around service ducts, pipes and cables stopped with fire resistant materials to prevent spread of smoke and hot gasses onto escape routes?

  • If stairways are protected routes, is the area constructed to provide at least 30 minutes fire reistance and materials to prevent spread of smoke and hot gases onto escape routes?

  • Does the stairway lead directly to a place of safety (outside)?

  • Do fire doors have necessary safety signing?

  • Do fire doors have self-closers working correctly and are the door seals satisfactory?

  • If vision panels are fitted in fire doors, is the glass to the required standard (is it wired)?

  • Are there voids behind panelling or features, that could lead to a fire spreading to a floor above or other combustible material?

  • Are ceilings covered with polystyrene tiles or other combustible materials?

  • Are there significant amounts of combustible materials in and around protected routes?

Section 5 - Specific Hazards

  • Are flammable materials used in the workplace, if so are there adequate procedures covering storage and use?

  • If LPG is stored in the workplace, is this stored in the open air in a suitable position?

  • Are significant amount of highly flammable materials stored on site (chemicals)?

  • Are quantities of petrol stored either indoors or outdoors (>15 litres)?

  • Is smoking allowed in any part of the premises? If yes, are specific controls in place?

  • Are portable gas heaters used in the premises?

  • Is welding or hot work carried out in the premises?

  • Are kitchens or food preparation areas situated on the premises?

  • If skips are situated on the premises, are they emptied regularly?

  • Are there any electrical transformers or 415v switchboards on the premises?

Section 6 - Maintenance schedules

  • Is there a gas boiler installed on site on the premises?

  • An emergency gas shut off valve (Manual)?

  • An emergency gas shut off valve (Automatic)?

  • Regular service carried out to CORGI standard?

  • Is portable electrical equipment subjected to a regular testing schedule?

  • Is the premises wiring subject to an electrical inspection (minimum every 5 years)?

  • Are the fire extinguishers and other fire appliances inspected on an annual basis?

  • Is the fire alarm tested (from a different call point) on a weekly basis?

  • Is the fire alarm system maintained in accordance with the suppliers/manufacturers recommendation?

  • Is emergency lighting inspected on a monthly basis?

  • Is emergency lighting maintained at least annually?

  • Are records kept of the emergency lighting maintenance schedules?

Section 7 - Emergency plans and procedures

  • Has a fire evacuation plan been drawn up?

  • Have all employees received a copy?

  • Do temporary staff receive a copy?

  • Do contractors receive a copy?

  • Are copies displayed in the work place?

  • Is there a plan of the premises including where fire extinguishers, call point, smoke detectors etc are located?

  • Are there sufficient numbers of appointed fire marshals?

  • Does the above take into account sickness and holidays?

  • Have the fire marshals received basic training to carry out their role?

  • Is there a system in place to ensure that everyone can be accounted for in the event of fire?

  • Is there a policy in place with reference to fire extinguisher training for fire marshals and/or employees?

  • Are there any other emergency siren/bell on site that could cause confusion between fire and evacuation or another emergency?

  • Has the fire authority visited the premises within the last five years?

  • Is there any documentation relating to the visit?

  • Have the fire authority made any special comments/ recommendations, and are they being followed?

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