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Fire Risk Assessment
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Premises:
Address:
Telephone number:
Date of Fire Risk Assessment:
Person responsible for premises:
Deputy person responsible for premises:
Name of person carrying out the Fire Risk Assessment:
Review date of the Fire Risk Assessment:
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SMALL TO MEDIUM PREMISES
Fire Risk Assessment
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Premises:
Address:
Telephone number:
Date of Fire Risk Assessment:
Person responsible for premises:
Deputy person responsible for premises:
Name of person carrying out the Fire Risk Assessment:
Review date of the Fire Risk Assessment:
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General Statement of Policy
“It is the policy of (employer/company/etc.) to protect all persons including
employees, customers, contractors and members of the public from
potential injury and damage to their health which might arise from work
activities.
The company will provide and maintain safe working conditions, equipment
and systems of work for all employees, and to provide such information,
training and supervision as they need for this purpose.
The company will give a high level of commitment to health and safety and will
comply with all statutory requirements.”
Management Systems
Provide a statement specifying the planning, organisation, control, monitoring
and review of the fire risk assessment.
. Planning
-setting objectives, design of tasks
. Organisation -structure of organisation
. Control
-identify persons responsible for tasks
. Monitoring
-regular inspections to check and control standards
. Review
-review performance
Brief Description of Premises
Size, type, use, number of occupants
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Fire Risk Assessment
What is a Fire Risk Assessment
A competent person is required to carry out a fire risk assessment of the place
to ensure persons are not at risk of serious injury from the effects of fire. The
competent person must identify hazards in their place, which could put people
at an unacceptable risk, and then either remove the hazard or put in place
some means of controlling the risk.
What features should the fire Risk Assessment include?
In most cases you will need to produce a drawing showing the main layout of
the premises. The following should be identified.
Sources of fuel
Sources of ignition
Places where a fire could start
Escape routes
Fire resisting walls, windows and doors
Places that need escape lighting
Appropriate signs and notices
Fire detection
Fire alarm
Fire fighting equipment
What existing control measures are in place?
Your fire risk assessment should include measures, which have already been
put in place. You may have received advice in the past. Factories, offices or
shops may have been issued with a fire certificate. Licensed premises will
have been registered with the local authority. However the person responsible
must carry out their own fire risk assessment of the premises.
How do you carry out a fire & safety review?
Look around your premises and consider the risk to other persons who might
visit or use the premises. Use the pro-forma below to assist you. It will also
satisfy the requirement to record the results of your fire risk assessment. The
assessment will need to be reviewed each time you make significant changes
in the premises.
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Identification of hazards
A hazard is something, which has the potential to cause a fire or assist the
spread of fire. High hazards include naked flames and hot processes,
including cooking. Portable electrical equipment can be a hazard especially if
it is not regularly checked and maintained.
Look also for the following:
Smokers and discarded smoking materials
Portable heaters, especially LPG
Storage too close to heat sources
Obstruction of vents or cooling systems
Flammable gases, liquids or aerosols
Chemicals, plastics and foamed products including seating upholstery
Accumulations of combustible waste
Make a list of the hazards within your place, which might cause a fire or the
spread of fire.
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Explain the measures, which are already in use to control the risk from
hazards identified above. (You might refer to methods of use and storage and
the existence of fire separation, which provides people with protection).
Identify any additional control measures you will need to put in place to deal
with any of the hazards listed above.
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