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Fire Risk Assessment Warrington December 2016

Fire Assessment 
Assessed by: Paul Lott Date of Assessment: 17/12/2016
  Date of Next Review: 16/12/2017


Step 1: Identify Hazards
Sources of ignition
Hazard Steps to be taken to remove the hazard Current Control Measures in Place
Matches or lighters for birthday cake candles None Candles are blown out soon after lighting. Cake is never left alone.
Matches or lighters are returned to the locked office and put in drawer immediatley after use.
Waste cardboard boxes None Rubbish is removed to locked steel commercial bin situated outside the building several times a day
Cleaning chemicals None All chemicals are stored out of reach of the public in storage cupboards or high shelves
Electrical items None Portable Appliance Testing is carried our periodically
Action required: No
Step 2: Identify People at Risk
People at risk includes employees, visitors and contractors 
People at Risk Why are they at risk Measures in place to reduce risk
Young Children They are too young to understand risks Their parents are asked to supervise them at all times.
Team members will ensure that they keep an eye on young visitors.
Disabled May be slow or unable to move in the event of an evauation. Team members will help with evacuation where possible.
Doorways and walkways are wide enough for wheelchairs.  Stairs have handrails.
Team Members Team Members work with cleaning materials, handle matches and lights and work with cooking equipment. Training systems are in place for all activities
Hazard Fire from stored waste
Bacterial infection
Waste bins are emptied and taken outside commercially contracted waste container which is placed at least 5m from the building to reduced risk of fire spreading.
This bin is emptied by contractor at least once a week
Working at Height Falling from height
Incorrect equipment
Daily play equipment checks alerts to any damage to play nets
Step ladders certified to BSEN131 available for use in reaching high objects such as light bulbs, high storage shelves.


Step 3: Evaluate the risks of fire and assess existing fire safety measures
Hazard Severity of risk
Low, Medium, High
Risk of Fire
(Unlikely, Likely, Very Likely)
Overall Risk Rating
(Low, Medium, High)
Missuse of candles of matches Low Unlikely Low
Discarded smoking materials Low Unlikely Low
Chemical being left near heat source Low Unlikely Low
Waste being left near heat source Low Unlikely Low
Electrical equipment incorrectly maintained Low Unlikely Low
Arson attack Low Unlikely Low
Consider the effectiveness of existing fire precautions to manage identified hazards
Provision and protection of escape routes

The mezzanine has staircases at the front and an emergency staircase to the rear. A wall encapualating the mezzanine fire escape is double boarded to provide a 30 minutes fire protection.
Fire doors at ground level are unlocked and fitted with emergency release handles.
Controlled gates at the entrance are linked to relays and disabled when alarm sounds.
Power to automatic sliding doors is also controlled by relay and will operate on emergency battery in the event of the fire alarm being triggered



The Air Handling Unit is linked by relay to the Fire Alarm and will cease to inuce air in the event of an alrm being triggered.

Emergency lighting (Internal & External)
Emergency lights are installed through the building.
These are tested on a monthly basis to check they are working.
An annual 3 hour lumination test is carried out by an external electrical contractor.
Emergency signage
Signs are placed at all exits and in corridors.  Signs are in accordance with current BS standards
Fire doors are marked in accordance with current BS standards
No Smoking signs are displayed
Building layout plans are displayed
Fire detection and warning system
Smoke detectors covering entire building.
These are linked to a Fire Alarm system that provides audible warning sirens.
Call points at all fire exits.
Call points tested weekly by competent person.
Annually tested by external electrical contractor
Portable firefighting equipment
P50 Foam Fire extinguishers commisioned in May 2016. 
Fire Blanket in Kitchen.
Annually inspected by competent person.
Staff Training and drills
All Team members receive:
Basic fire and emergency training on first day at work
Housekeeping training
C.O.S.H.H. training
Annual Emergency Evacuation Training
Annual Fire Awareness Training
Full evacuation drills carried out twice per year.
Provsions for all customers and team members including disabled visitors
Action on discovering a fire signage displayed at all exits.
Evacuation procedure instruction signs are displayed
Annual Emergency Evacuation Training including understanding disabled needs
Fire Brigade Access
Access available via car park at front of building and via rear emergency exit in service yard
Action required? : No


Step 4: Record significant finding, assess and plan
Significant findings Priority
Details of remedial action Person responsible Completion date



Record overall assessment of risk (Low, Medium, High)

This building is considered a Low risk.

All possible precautions including equipment, design and training have been taken into consideration.

All potential risks have been eliminated as far as is possible.


Prepare your Emergency Plan
Does your plan identify: Yes No N/A
The actions to take on discovering a fire Yes    
Who is responsible for calling the fire brigade Yes    
The actions to take upon hearing the alarm Yes    
Location of escape routes an any specific requirements for their use Yes    
Arrangements for fighting the fire Yes    
The Location of the Assembly point Yes    
Routines and responsibilities for turning off non essential equipment Yes    
Routines for responsibilities for isolating gas and other fuel supplies Yes    
Arrangements for evacuation of people especially at risk such as young people, lone workers or those with disabilities Yes    
Who is responsible for checking the building is evacuated and detail relevant procedures including thise for staff, visitors and members of the public Yes    
Who will greet the fire brigade when they arrive? Yes    
Who will ensure the building is secure and that no one returns to the building until the all clear is given by the fire brigade? Yes    
Who is responsible for conducting the roll call? Yes    
If you have Fire Wardens, who are they and is their training up to date Yes    


Periodic Review
Review date 16th December 2017
Reason for review

Determine whether current practices and procedures are up to date.


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