Created on: 27 Jul 2023
Fire risk assessments must be completed by a competent person and information from them provided to employees.
Factors to be considered in a fire risk assessment:
It may be useful for the assessment to be considered in the following stages:
Stage 1: Identify any fire hazards (such as readily combustible materials, highly flammable substances, oxygen, and sources of ignition).
Stage 2: Identify people at risk (staff, pupils, visitors and others) at risk.
Stage 3: Evaluate the risk and decide if existing fire safety measures are adequate. Remove or reduce fire hazards and evaluate fire alarm system, fire-fighting equipment, escape routes and lighting, signs and notices, maintenance of equipment and systems, emergency plans and training and management.
Stage 4: Decide whether the existing fire safety arrangements are adequate or need improvement.
Stage 5: Record significant findings and action taken/action to be taken.
Stage 6: Keep fire risk assessment under review and revise where necessary.