& How to carry them out effectively
Keep a written
record of your fire
risk assessment if
your business has
five or more
FIRE SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE
● Identify the fire hazards
● Identify people at risk
● Evaluate, remove or reduce
● Record your findings, sort out
your emergency plan & provide
● Review & update regularly2.
CARRYING OUT THE ASSESSMENT
❖ Emergency routes & exits
❖ Fire detection & warning
❖ Fire-fighting equipment
❖ Fire evacuation
❖ Vulnerable people
❖ Staff fire safety training3.
WHAT TO CONSIDER FIRST
1. Have a suitable fire detection & warning system, capable of
warning people in all circumstances.
2. Have multi-purpose fire extinguishers with a guaranteed shelf life.
One extinguisher for every 200 square metres of floor space, and
one on each floor.
3. More than one escape route from all parts of the premises where
4. Keep stairways, corridors & escape routes clear of obstructions &
5. Ensure fire exit doors do not require a key.
6. Fit emergency lighting.
7. Set up fire safety signs.
1. Carry out regular checks on fire alarm systems & the
2. Record any faults in the equipment and systems.
3. Check that fire escapes can be opened easily and automatic
fire doors close correctly.
4. Train new members of staff as soon as they start work.
5. Inform all members of staff about any new fire risks
6. Carry out at least one fire drill a year and record the results.
These must be kept as part of your fire safety and evacuation
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