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This template provides a structured framework for assessing fire risks, identifying hazards, evaluating risks, implementing control measures, and maintaining a record of findings for future reference and review.

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What is a Fire Risk Assessment form?

 A Fire Risk Assessment is a systematic evaluation of potential fire hazards and the associated risks within a premise. This assessment aims to identify and mitigate fire-related risks by examining the workplace layout, equipment, materials, and procedures. It involves a comprehensive review to pinpoint potential ignition sources, flammable substances, and any shortcomings in fire safety measures, ensuring compliance with regulations while fostering a safer environment for occupants and assets.

This assessment involves a methodical inspection of fire safety equipment, evacuation routes, and emergency procedures, enabling the identification of areas requiring improvement. By evaluating the effectiveness of existing fire safety measures and proposing necessary enhancements, this assessment serves as a vital tool to reduce fire risks and improve emergency preparedness. It acts as a proactive measure, allowing organisations to implement preventive actions and ensure compliance with legal obligations concerning fire safety standards.

Conducting a Fire Risk Assessment is crucial for organisations to uphold a safe and secure working environment. It not only fulfils legal requirements but also plays a pivotal role in safeguarding employees, visitors, and property against fire-related hazards. This assessment empowers organisations to proactively address potential risks, implement corrective measures, and develop comprehensive fire safety strategies, fostering a culture of safety, preparedness, and compliance within the workplace.

 

Fire Risk Assessment form template
fire risk assessment form template

What legal and best practice aspects should employers be aware of?

  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: The primary legislation requiring employers and building owners to conduct Fire Risk Assessments in non-domestic premises.

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Imposes a duty on employers to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of employees, including fire safety provisions.

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999: Requires employers to assess risks to employees' health and safety, encompassing fire hazards.

  • Building Regulations 2010 (England and Wales): Governs fire safety measures in the design and construction of buildings.

  • The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006: Legislation specific to Scotland, outlining requirements for fire safety, including risk assessments.

Fire Risk Assessment


1. Premises Details

  • Name of Premises:
  • Location:
  • Responsible Person:
  • Date of Assessment:

2. Identification of Fire Hazards

  • Sources of Ignition:

    • List potential sources of fire (e.g., cooking equipment, electrical appliances).
  • Sources of Fuel:

    • Identify materials or substances that could fuel a fire (e.g., paper, chemicals).
  • Sources of Oxygen:

    • Consider sources that provide oxygen to fuel a fire (e.g., ventilation systems).

3. People at Risk

  • Occupants:

    • Identify all individuals who may be present during a fire (employees, visitors, contractors).
  • Vulnerable Individuals:

    • Highlight anyone who may need assistance during evacuation (disabled, elderly).

4. Fire Safety Measures in Place

  • Fire Detection Systems:

    • Detail the types of fire alarms or detectors installed.
  • Firefighting Equipment:

    • List and ensure the availability and condition of firefighting tools (extinguishers, blankets).
  • Escape Routes:

    • Outline evacuation routes and ensure they are clear and easily accessible.
  • Emergency Lighting:

    • Describe the emergency lighting system and its functionality.

5. Evaluation of Risks

  • Likelihood of Fire Occurrence:

    • Assess the probability of a fire happening based on identified hazards.
  • Severity of Consequences:

    • Evaluate the potential impact if a fire were to occur.

6. Risk Control Measures

  • Preventative Measures:

    • Specify steps taken to reduce fire risks (e.g., regular equipment checks, staff training).
  • Mitigation Measures:

    • Outline actions to minimize consequences if a fire occurs (evacuation plans, emergency drills).

7. Record of Findings

  • Action Plan:

    • Document necessary actions to address identified risks and improve fire safety.
  • Responsible Person and Timeline:

    • Assign responsibilities and set deadlines for implementing corrective measures.

8. Review and Monitoring

  • Review Dates:

    • Schedule regular reviews of the Fire Risk Assessment.
  • Monitoring:

    • Establish methods to monitor and ensure ongoing compliance with fire safety measures.

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