Fire Risk Assessment Warrington December 2016
|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
|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
|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|
|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.
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.
|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
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|
|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|
|Review date||16th December 2017|
|Reason for review|
Determine whether current practices and procedures are up to date.