Reduce the risk of fire at your church with help from our fire risk assessment template and supporting guides.
To comply with the regulations, a responsible person must conduct a comprehensive risk assessment that considers, amongst other things:
- Ignition sources
- Suitable means of detecting and raising the alarm in the event of a fire
- Adequate emergency escape routes and exits
- An appropriate type and number of fire extinguishers
- The correct type and sufficient number of fire signs and notices
- Provision for the correct maintenance of fire equipment
- Suitable provision for the protection of fire service personnel
- Ensure the occupants receive the appropriate instruction/training in actions to be taken in the event of a fire, using evacuation drills
- The effect a fire could have on neighbours.
Where five or more persons are employed, a formal record must be made of any significant findings and remedial measures, which have been or may need to be taken.
If a fire should occur, it’s important to have a plan to keep people safe. Arrangements must be made to ensure that a fire can be detected
and that persons can evacuate from the building safely. Details of the roles and responsibilities that should be considered are outlined in our fire safety guidance
Our team of risk management specialists have created a fire risk assessment template with accompanying guidance notes
to help you through the process.