Fire Safety Risk Assessment
1. Identify the fire hazards
Look for the 3 things that start a fire:
- Heat/ignition source
2. Identify people at risk
- Babies and children
- People with disabilities
- Elderly visitors
3. Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks
Decide what can be done to reduce the risks and ensure people are safe
4. Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training
It is a legal requirement for any business with five or more employees to record all the findings of their risk assessment and any actions taken to ensure fire safety.
- Every “responsible person” must be made aware of these findings and actions as well.
5. Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly
- Plans should always be reviewed regularly.
- Reviews should also be made if an incident has occurred.
- The fire risk assessment must be kept up-to-date.