On this page you can access guidance from HM Government on fire safety risk assessment for those seeking advice on how to comply with the provisions of the Fire Safety Order - usually employers or owners/occupiers of commercial premises and other non-domestic premises. There are also blank 'Fire safety Risk Assessment' forms and 'Log Book' proformas to aid your record-keeping (prepared by CDDFRS).
Under the Fire Safety Order, the responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment, implement and maintain general fire precautions and have a fire management plan. More detailed advice and guidance on carrying out a fire safety risk assessment for specific types of premises can be found below.
If, having read the relevant guide, you decide you are unable to apply the guidance then you should seek expert advice. The fire safety section can help by calling 0191 916 0217 or 0191 916 0214. However, they will not be able to carry out the risk assessment out for you.
|Offices and Shops
|Factories and Warehouses
|Residential Care Premises
|Small and Medium Places of Assembly
|Large Places of Assembly
|Theatre, Cinemas and Similar Places
|Open Air events and Venues
|Transport Premises and Facilities
|Animal Premises and Stables
|Means of Escape for Disabled People (read in conjunction with the other relevant guidance documents)
|Fire prevention in permitted sites, the Environment Agency (this guidance covers storage of combustible waste at permitted sites.)
|Making your premises safe - Short Guide
A guide to making your small paying-guest-accommodation safe from fire
Fire Safety in Schools
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