Fire Risk AssessmentTemplate Our Fire Risk Assessment Template* follows the preferred five-step method. A Checklist is provided to help people responsible for business premises, who are required by law, to carry out a fire risk assessment and to keep a record of the findings.If you feel competent (have enough skills, knowledge, and understanding) to carry out your own fire risk assessment it is important to do so in a systematic and practical way. Our Checklist/Template* will help you to do that and improve fire safety for your business. Suitable mainly for all small to medium businesses. To get the full benefit from the Template, you must understand the fire safety requirements that every business needs to fulfil. If you’re responsible for carrying out a fire risk assessment, you must have received sufficient Fire Safety Awareness training, ideally Fire Warden training or higher. Otherwise, you may find it difficult to know what exactly you’re looking for.The use of this Fire Risk Assessment Template* will not prejudice any enforcement action that may be taken by the local Fire and Rescue Service enforcing authority. 5 Steps to a successful Fire Risk Assessment A fire risk assessment should be completed by a competent person. Alternatively, use the services of a specialist company like Fire Risk Consultancy Services which will cast a professional eye over your premises to ensure nothing gets missed.Fire Hazards: Identify any fire hazardsPeople At Risk: Identify people at riskEvaluate & Act: Evaluate, remove or reduce the identified risksRecord, Plan & Train: Record your findings, create an emergency plan, and provide suitable trainingReview: Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly We offer a basic Fire Risk Assessment Template you can order for £29.99 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07930 480 896. * Please Note – this is not for use, nor do Fire Risk Consultancy Services recommend its use, by persons who do not possess the required skills, knowledge, training, or understanding of fire safety legislation, guidance, and procedures. NEED HELP? WE ARE JUST A CLICK AWAY! FAQ's Most Frequently Asked Questions What is a Fire Risk Assessment checklist? A fire risk assessment is conducted by a business’s responsible person(s) to identify hazards and risks. If you manage a commercial premise, you are required by law to carry out fire risk assessments and to keep a written record of the findings. Can you do your own Fire Risk Assessment? The law does not say who is allowed to carry out a fire risk assessment. However, the person must be competent enough to complete a ‘suitable and sufficient’ assessment of that particular building. For large or complex buildings, this may mean getting a professional Fire Risk Assessor to carry out the assessment. Who is responsible if I use a Fire Risk Assessment Template? Please note that you are accepting full responsibility for the correctness of your fire risk assessment if you are using a template or checklist.Your assessment template, or checklist, must be used in conjunction with the official fire risk assessment guide(s). What training do I need to use a Fire Risk Assessment Template? If you’re responsible for carrying out a fire risk assessment, you must have received sufficient fire safety awareness training, ideally, Fire Warden training or higher. Otherwise, you may find it difficult to know what exactly you’re looking for. How do you write a Fire Risk Assessment? The Responsible Person – particularly in small or low-risk premises – may be able to carry out their own fire risk assessment, using guidance available on websites and a template/checklist. Those carrying out a fire risk assessment must be satisfied that they are able to:Identify the fire hazards (i.e. potential causes of fire)Identify people at riskEvaluate fire safety measures provided and/or required to protect people (e.g. escape routes and fire alarm systems)Review the arrangements for the management of fire safety (e.g. fire procedures, staff training and fire drills, maintenance of fire precautions, etc.)Formulate an action planRecord the significant findings and, if necessary, implement an action planKeep the assessment up to date. How to Use A Fire Risk Assessment Template A Fire Risk Assessment Template will help you to remember what you should inspect as you carry out your risk assessment. As you walk through the premises, refer to its contents and fill it in as you go. It’s useful to do this on a room-by-room basis and mark them off one by one, including hallways, stairwells, and, most importantly, all escape routes.Before filling in the form you must nevertheless read the relevant fire risk assessment guide(s).Please note that you are accepting full responsibility for the correctness of your fire risk assessment if you undertake the inspection. Does using a Fire Safety Risk Assessment Template satisfy the law? Use of the template and guidance DOES NOT automatically demonstrate compliance with the law; it is the quality of information, the solutions you provide and day to day running of your business that is important. When to use a Fire Risk Assessment Template? Your Fire Risk Assessment Template should follow the preferred five-step method as recommended in guidance in support of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.Ideally suited for simple work premises, your template will help you to record fire hazards, assess the risk and evaluate measures to reduce the likelihood of a fire. Are Fire Risk Assessment Templates suitable? To get the full benefit from a Fire Risk Assessment Template, you must understand the fire safety requirements that every business needs to fulfil. If you’re responsible for carrying out a fire risk assessment, you must have received sufficient fire safety awareness training, ideally, Fire Warden training or higher. Otherwise, you may find it difficult to know what exactly you’re looking for. Should I use a Fire Risk Assessment Template? You need to know your limits. If you feel, having read the guidance, that you do not have an appropriate knowledge or understanding of fire safety and the risk to people from fire to comply effectively with the legislative requirements; or, that you are unable to invest sufficient time and resources to do justice to this important task, you will need to appoint a specialist to carry out the risk assessment for you. Such a specialist must identify the fire safety measures that need to be in place. You should maintain close involvement in the process. How to use a Fire Risk Assessment checklist The responsible person must inspect several areas of the workplace when carrying out a fire risk assessment. For example, they need to assess common hazards, warning and detection systems, escape routes, fire suppression equipment, personal emergency evacuation plans, and more. Your template should contain a checklist of all these key factors to guide you while carrying out a risk assessment.You must be mindful that there might be fire safety risks not addressed in the checklist. These risks must be assessed and recorded on separate sheets which must be attached to your findings. Why use a Fire Safety Risk Assessment Template? A fire safety risk assessment is used to identify fire hazards and evaluate current fire safety protocols in a business to improve emergency plans. Small businesses can use a template to carry out fire safety risk assessments on simple premises (e.g. small offices, shops, or industrial units, etc). The template should follow a simple 5-step guide provided by the UK Government.The template must be used in conjunction with the official Fire Risk Assessment guide(s)!