This document has now been superseded by a new sub-folder containing six tailored fire safety risk assessments. To find the new fire safety risk assessments please refer to the Fire Safety Group and the Fire Risk Assessments sub-folder.
The Fire Risk Assessment Form
has been updated to reflect the Smoking Ban
that applies from 1st July 2007. This Fire Risk Assessment Checklist
is compliant with the October 2006 Fire Safety Regulations
. These require that anyone that has control (or degree of control) of business premises will be identified as a "responsible person" and be expected to carry out a fire risk assessment.
The following documents - Fire Safety Policy
, Employee Fire Safety Questionnaire, Fire Safety Evacuation Procedures, Fire Drill Practice Record, and Fire Alarm Check Record - have also been added to the site to assist with the management and monitoring of fire safety in the workplace.
This Fire Risk Assessment Form
provides a comprehensive (but not exhaustive) list of questions and issues that need to be answered and considered when undertaking a fire risk assessment. It should be used with the Fire Hazard Risk Assessment Form and the Fire Risk Assessment Action Plan. The former provides a format for an in depth assessment of any hazard identified in the checklist, and the latter provides the means for monitoring remedies to those hazards. Both are available by selecting the relevant document links below.
Fire certificates will no longer be issued. Instead the fire authorities will concentrate on the enforcement of regulations, with employers and employees taking responsibility for fire safety and prevention.
Under the main rules of the Fire Safety order
- Carry out a fire-risk assessment identifying any possible dangers and risks;
- Consider those who may be especially at risk;
- Reduce the risk from fire as far as is reasonably possible and provide general fire precautions to deal with any possible risk left;
- Take other measures to make sure there is protection and correct storage of any flammable or explosive materials;
- Create a plan to deal with any emergency and, in most cases, keep a record of your findings; and
- Review your findings when necessary.
The requirement for businesses to carry out Fire Risk Assessments
will apply across England and Wales to virtually all premises and covers nearly every type of building, structure and open space.
If an employer has five or more staff, records of the significant findings of the assessment/s (or any revision/s) and any group of employees especially at risk from fire must be maintained.
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