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Categories of fire alarm system
If you were told that you needed an L1, LD2 or a P2 fire alarm system, would you know what it meant? Our information sheet explains it all. What's covered?Fire specialists, including the enforcing authorities, use fire alarm categories to explain the level of system required for a particular building.... Read more
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Type: Document
Fire quiz two
After fire awareness training you should test employees to check they've absorbed what you told them. Vary your tests by switching between our fire quiz and fire quiz two.What's the idea?This Fire Quiz Two has been produced as an alternative to our original Fire Quiz, so that your staff don't become... Read more
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Type: Questionnaire
Fire management quiz
This quiz checks the knowledge of staff with fire safety management responsibilities. Use it to back up your management training.Quiz timeWe have designed our Fire Management Quiz so that you can check key employees' knowledge straight after training. Alternatively, you might like to use it when conducting... Read more
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Type: Questionnaire
Fire extinguisher quiz
When formal training sessions are infrequent it can be helpful to refresh safety-critical information. Use our quiz to remind staff of key points when using fire extinguishers.In trained handsFire extinguishers help to stop small fires before they develop into a life-threatening blaze. The training received... Read more
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Type: Questionnaire
Fire safety policy and procedures - small hospitality business
Fire policy and procedures - small hospitality businessIf you operate a small hospitality business our brief policy document will help you to develop arrangements for managing fire safety. Short and to the pointThe Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), and equivalent legislation covering... Read more
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Type: Policy
Escape route checksheet
Once you've identified a passageway as an escape route, it's vital to keep it clear, easily identifiable and useable. This should involve weekly formal checks in addition to more frequent visual inspections.Why and how to use the formEnsuring escape routes are kept clear at all times can be difficult... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Fire signs checklist
Fire safety signs tend to be forgotten about once installed, but over time they may need to be updated or replaced. Our fire signs checklist will help. How to use the checklistUse our document to check that you have all you need, and to ensure signs are correctly in place on an ongoing basis. The list... Read more
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Type: Checklist
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Type: Checklist
Construction/refurbishment fire safety checklist
Having the builders in can lead to increased fire risks that adversely affect your fire safety provision. Why not counter this by using a construction/refurbishment fire safety checklist?Managing pre-construction risksAt some point, you're likely to have builders on your premises. Irrespective of the... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Fire safety management - routine tasks
When putting together a planned preventive maintenance schedule for a property you must include essential fire safety tasks. Our summary document will help with this. What's covered?Duty of careWhatever your premises, you'll have fire safety responsibilities to fulfil. Our Fire Safety Management - Routine... Read more
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Type: Document
Fire risk assessment preparation questionnaire
When a fire risk assessment is carried out for your premises there are a number of records and documents which need to be checked. Use our questionnaire to save time on the day.Where to startWhen auditors and assessors arrive on your premises there's nothing more frustrating than not being able to quickly... Read more
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Type: Questionnaire
Guide to using our fire risk assessment system
We have developed two alternative systems for fire risk assessment (FRA), suited for both small and large premises. To explain how to use the various documents we've written a short guide.Why do you need a fire risk assessment?It is a legal requirement for a FRA to be undertaken for non-domestic premises... Read more
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Type: Document
Emergency lighting testing instructions
When testing emergency lighting the recommendations of the relevant British Standard should be taken in to account. Use our document to help you through the process.Why do you need this?Where emergency lighting is installed, monthly and annual checks should be completed in accordance with the dual numbered... Read more
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Type: Document
Out-of-hours fire alarm response
There's never a good time for the fire alarm to go off, but if it sounds when the responsible staff member is absent, you'll need a plan which keeps everyone safe. Use our document to describe your arrangements.Risky businessA fire alarm going off outside of working hours could lead to untrained staff... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Fire precautions - means of escape
Ensuring that your premises has adequate means of escape is about the most critical part of your fire risk assessment. Use our form to record what's in place and check that it's suitable.How to use the formMeans of escape in the event of fire include corridors, walkways, stairs and final exits. The adequacy... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Special evacuation risk assessment
When a building is used by the public, customers or visitors, you need inclusive fire procedures which work for everyone. Use our template to ensure you're prepared.Who's it for?The purpose of our Special Evacuation Risk Assessment (SEAR) is to identify current weaknesses and actions which need to be... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire risk assessment conclusion
When you undertake a fire risk assessment, part of the process involves risk rating. Why should you do this and how can you go about it? Our document will help.When to use this documentThe purpose of a fire risk assessment is to systematically review fire safety in a premises and determine the improvements... Read more
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Type: Document
Fire risk assessment review
When your fire risk assessment is due for review, you must re-evaluate all the different elements such as the alarm system, fire extinguishers, staff training and record keeping. Use our form to simplify this task.ComplianceUnder the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 you must review your fire... Read more
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Type: Form
Summary fire training guide
Most businesses provide basic fire instruction when an employee starts work, but this alone isn't sufficient. Our guide explains the different types of fire training, who should attend and more.What's covered?It's important that all staff know exactly what to do if they discover a fire or hear the fire... Read more
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Type: Document
Personal emergency evacuation plan (PEEP)
Personal emergency evacuation planNot everyone may be able to follow your emergency evacuation procedures. In these instances, you need to create an individual plan.When is it needed?If you have staff, pupils or residents who are either disabled or have a health concern that prevents them from following... Read more
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Type: Form
Sprinkler checklist
Sprinklers can be a very effective means of reducing the damage caused by fire but keeping them maintained is essential and often a condition of your insurance policy.Why you need the checklistThe questions on our Sprinkler Checklist are based on established methods for managing sprinkler systems as... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Special evacuation procedure
Your standard evacuation procedure should be adequate for the majority of occupants but does it cover disabled visitors and members of the public? If not, use our template procedure.Equal escapeIf you have staff who need assistance during an emergency evacuation there's plenty of opportunity to plan... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Emergency lighting checklist and register
A common misconception is that once an emergency lighting system is installed, it will always work. This isn't the case, and to make matters worse, many systems don't alert you to the fact that there might be a problem. To address this potential issue, you need to carry out regular checks.What are emergency... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Monthly inspection record - fire fighting equipment
Fire extinguishers should be ready to use in an emergency, so you must conduct regular checks on them to ensure that this is the case. Use our document to guide you through the process.InspectionIn the event of a fire, no one wants to be faced with an empty space where an extinguisher should be. Nor... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Arson prevention checklist
Around 40% of fires in commercial buildings are started deliberately. To reduce the risk to your business, review your arrangements using our checklist. Why use it?Although the majority of arson attacks are carried out by juveniles, they are also associated with those who have a grudge against the occupier,... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Fire awareness training checksheet
Staff need to be trained in basic fire safety awareness including any particular information and procedures relating to your premises. To be sure that you've covered everything, use our fire awareness training checksheet.Using our checksheetUnless your business involves more complex fire risks or unusual... Read more
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Type: Form
Fire marshal checklist
Taking charge of an area in the event of a fire is something that should only be carried out by someone with the appropriate knowledge. Our fire marshal checklist shows you what level of instruction is required. How to use itFire marshals play a crucial role in managing fire evacuations. In addition,... Read more
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Type: Checklist
How to use a fire extinguisher
Our information sheet on how to use a fire extinguisher serves as a useful reminder on how to operate an extinguisher in a safe manner. How to use our documentMost businesses will need to have a few members of staff trained in the use of fire extinguishers and this is best achieved by a proper hands-on... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Person in charge checklist
Taking charge of a site in the event of a fire isn't something that should be carried out without the appropriate knowledge. To assist you, use our person in charge checklist. It provides details of what your training should cover.What's covered?Whoever you nominate as your person in charge will need... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Fire safety policy
A fire safety policy is a document that outlines how you intend to manage the risks associated with fire. It shouldn't be a complicated document and should be available for all staff and visitors to see.A statement of intentOur Fire Safety Policy is split into two parts; the first of which is a general... Read more
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Type: Policy
Emergency contacts list
When something goes wrong it's useful to have a list of telephone numbers to hand so that staff can obtain help quickly. Use our emergency contacts list to create such a document.What's covered?The form includes the following sections:responsible person (manager and advisor)emergency servicesenforcing... Read more
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Type: Form
Evacuation procedure
In the event of a fire, ensuring everyone's out of your building should be your primary consideration. However, how this is achieved shouldn't be left to luck. It's something that should be formalised so that if the worst case happens any evacuation is conducted in a safe and orderly manner.A clear set... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Classification of fire extinguisher information sheet
There's a wide range of extinguishers available, so it can be confusing to know which ones to put where. Our information sheet makes this task simple.The right choiceGetting your extinguisher choice wrong could put people in extreme danger.There are six classes of fire, A, B, C, D, F and those caused... Read more
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Type: Document
Responsible person role and authorisation
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 introduced the role of "responsible person" (RP) and made it clear that all employers automatically take on this role in respect of their premises and activities. Responsible person roleTo ensure compliance, it's good practice to appoint a senior manager... Read more
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Fire safety law - a quick guide
If you need to know how fire safety law applies to your premises, then our quick guide is a good place to begin. It answers the most common questions asked.What's covered?Our Fire Safety Law - A Quick Guide covers frequently asked questions regarding the latest fire safety law in all parts of the UK.... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Fire triangle
All staff should understand some of the basic principles of fire safety as part of their fire awareness training. Use our fire triangle to develop their knowledge.What is the fire triangle?Fire is a chemical reaction which requires three components: a source of ignition/heat, fuel and oxygen. These three... Read more
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Type: Document
Fire safety compliance audit
Whether you're responsible for fire safety at a premises or carrying out a review on someone else's behalf, it's a good idea to use a formal checklist. Our audit document fits the bill.When and how to use itFire safety is obviously very important, but it's an area of health and safety which can fall... Read more
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Type: Checklist
External metal fire escape checksheet
External metal fire escape stairways and gantries can deteriorate to a dangerous state if left unchecked.  Our checksheet covers the problems to look out for.Why do you need it?This type of structure is often out of sight at the rear of the building and used only occasionally during fire drills, or... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Corrective action report
When you've assessed the risk of fire on your premises, the next stage is to put together an improvement plan. Our corrective action report will help you to cover all that's required.Where does this form fit in?Our fire risk assessment system includes various documents which enable you to carry out the... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire log book contents list
Traditionally, businesses have kept all of their fire records together in a fire log book. Our template fire log book contents list tells you what to include.Why keep one?A fire log book is a folder where you keep all of the evidence which relates to the management of fire safety in a building and which... Read more
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Type: Document
Visitor record book
Keeping track of visitors and making them aware of your fire procedures is a must. You can achieve both using a visitor record book.Sign in here pleaseWe appreciate that asking visitors to sign in when they arrive at your premises isn't a new concept, but it's something that many organisations fail to... Read more
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Type: Form
False alarm record
It's good practice to keep a record of false alarms as part of your fire log book. Use our record form to do this.Why record these events?Whilst there isn't a legal requirement to keep a record of false alarms, there are several advantages if you do so. Firstly, it helps you to identify whether you have... Read more
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Fire extinguisher selection guide
How many extinguishers do you require? Our guide will help you ascertain the correct figure.Why use it?Although you can ask the advice of a fire extinguisher supplier they aren't exactly unbiased and you may find that you've been sold more extinguishers than you really need. Our guide is based on BS5306-8... Read more
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Fire risk assessment - scale drawing
Use our scale drawing document to create a plan of your building showing the location of fire hazards, fire fighting equipment, escape routes etc. why you need onePutting together a fire plan of your premises fulfils a number of purposes such as:supporting your fire safety risk assessment (you should... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire management - control measures
As you work through your fire risk assessment identifying fire hazards, you also need to decide what action to take to control them. Our control measures document will prompt you. Risk reduction In our fire risk assessment system, for more complex premises there are three main forms used to identify... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire check record
Our record form is designed to be a short and simple document to keep track of regular fire safety checks. What's covered?Cut downMost fire safety logbooks include separate sheets for fire alarms, fire doors, extinguishers, etc. This is fine if you have a number of things to check, but if your equipment... Read more
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Fire risk assessment - document control sheet
Our control sheet acts as an index and record for your fire risk assessment documents. What's covered?There are 19 separate forms in our fire risk assessment system for larger premises. The purpose of this document control sheet is to tie the individual documents together by suggesting a logical order... Read more
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Type: Form
Fire risk assessment - introduction
If you use our fire risk assessment system you'll have a number of sheets assessing different topics. Why not set the scene with our introduction document which provides essential premises details?Using the formOur risk assessment system includes two alternative options. For small premises, you can use... Read more
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Type: Form
Fire hazards - sources of fuel
When carrying out a fire risk assessment your starting point is to identify hazards, including materials which can burn. Use our document to note your findings.Systematic assessmentOur fire risk assessment system includes a suite of documents which you can work through in easy-to-use sections. At the... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire risk assessment - fire management
In addition to identifying sources of fuel, oxygen and heat, your fire risk assessment should check that your management arrangements are up to scratch. What's covered?The Fire Risk Assessment - Fire Management form begins by asking "Which company or organisation has overall control of fire safety at... Read more
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Type: Form
Fire hazards - sources of oxygen
The final requirement for a fire to burn is oxygen; remove it and the fire will be extinguished. Obviously you can't remove oxygen completely from your premises, but you can control the amount in an area.Managing the supply of oxygenThis stage of the risk assessment Fire Hazards - Sources of Oxygen,... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire hazards - sources of ignition
When conducting a fire risk assessment one of the first things you need to do is to identify the fire hazards. Use our document to help you.In contextAll organisations with responsibility for non-domestic premises have a duty to carry out a fire risk assessment. This needs to be written down if the business... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire hazards - persons at risk
One of the very first steps in completing your fire risk assessment is to identify who is potentially at risk from a fire. Use our persons at risk form to record your findings.In contextAll organisations with responsibility for non-domestic premises have a duty to carry out a fire risk assessment. This... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire precautions - signage
As part of your fire risk assessment you should check that you've displayed all the correct signs. On displayFire signage should cover fire exits and escape routes, fire fighting equipment, action in the event of fire, information on fire hazards and specialist equipment. We've included 27 separate questions... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire action notice - reception
Our notice will help prompt reception staff about how to call the Fire & Rescue Service in an emergency.Why do you need it?When a fire alarm goes off or smoke drifts through the building, even the most level headed member of staff might forget vital details. Since very few of us receive regular practice... Read more
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Type: Notice
Hazardous materials register
Use our register to keep a list of any substances on site which could be hazardous in the event of a fire.Why do you need it?Legislation requires businesses to provide information about hazardous materials (unless there's only a slight risk) to the Fire & Rescue Service (FRS). The easiest way to do this... Read more
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Fire precautions - assembly points
You need somewhere for your staff and visitors to congregate when they've safely evacuated your building. Check that your current arrangements are adequate by using our form.A suitable locationYour fire risk assessment process should include a review of your fire assembly point/s including whether the... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire precautions - fire detection and warning systems
When carrying out a fire risk assessment, one important area to evaluate is whether there's a good enough system for alerting occupants to a fire. Use our form to assess your building.What's included?The document is designed to be used alongside other fire risk assessment forms which together will review... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire precautions - inspection, maintenance and testing
Managing fire safety isn't something that's completed once and then forgotten about. Doing it properly involves regular checks, inspections and maintenance.  Use our form to evaluate your current arrangements.  How to use the formMany problems affecting fire precautions in your building will be picked... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire marshal record
As part of your fire log book it's a good idea to include details of the fire marshals appointed within the premises. Use our fire marshal record for the purpose.What's covered?Our Fire Marshal Record allows space for the premises name and address to be completed. This is followed by a table which prompts... Read more
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Type: Form
Fire precautions - procedures and training
A key stage of the fire risk assessment process is to identify what procedures and training are required. Use our fire precautions - procedures and training form to evaluate your current arrangements.What's covered?Fire legislation and associated guidance makes it clear that an emergency plan should... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire precautions - emergency lighting
If the lights went out in your building, would everyone be able to find their way to safety? Use our checklist to help you assess the need for emergency lighting and whether it's properly maintained.Impaired visibilityA fire will often lead to a building's power supply being affected. If the lights go... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire precautions - fire fighting equipment
When undertaking a fire risk assessment one aspect you must consider is the provision of fire fighting equipment. Our risk assessment sheet will guide you through the process.what's included?On the first page you should describe the current arrangements. You are prompted to provide sufficient detail... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire log book review
Once you've delegated fire safety servicing, testing and inspection tasks, you still need to monitor to ensure that they're done. Use our form to keep a record.How to use the formKeeping a record of management checks at the end of your fire log book is a sensible idea. It's a reminder to staff that they... Read more
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Type: Form
Fire quiz
After fire awareness training, it's good practice to test employees' knowledge to check their understanding. Use our quiz to make sure they will take the right action.What's covered?The Fire Quiz is comprised of two parts. The first includes general fire awareness questions which check that staff understand... Read more
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Type: Questionnaire
Fire risk assessment - small premises
If you have a small and straightforward premises, it should be relatively easy to write your own fire risk assessment. Our fire risk assessment - small premises will help.DIY fire risk assessmentWriting a fire risk assessment can be a daunting prospect. However, for small and simple premises it should... Read more
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Type: Risk assessment
Fire service strike checklist
We probably take it for granted that if all else fails, the Fire & Rescue Service will be there, whether it's responding to a fire or some other emergency. So if there's a fire service strike, you'll need to be prepared. That's where our checklist will help.All in orderThere are three aspects to the... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Fire fighting equipment register
When recording inspections of fire fighting equipment it helps if you have allocated a unique number to each item. Our fire fighting equipment register will help you to do this.Using the form The form includes columns where you can give each extinguisher, fire blanket, fire bucket or hose reel a unique... Read more
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Type: Form
Monthly fire door inspection record
Fire doors slow the spread of fire and smoke in a building, allowing occupants to escape. These need to be properly maintained and our monthly fire door inspection record will help you to achieve this.Legal requirementThe Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that employers maintain fire... Read more
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Fire alarm testing instructions
It's relatively easy for your own staff to carry out a weekly fire alarm test, but you need to make sure they've been instructed in the correct procedure. Use our fire alarm testing instructions to train them.Using the documentOur document can be used as it stands or you can use the contents to develop... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Weekly fire alarm test record
If you have an electric fire alarm on the premises with manual alarm call points, then you need to test the alarm on a weekly basis. That's where our weekly fire alarm test record comes in.Weekly testTesting the alarm should involve activation of a different manual alarm call point each time until they've... Read more
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Type: Form
Fire alarm call point register
If you have an electric fire alarm, it can assist with record keeping if you allocate a unique number to each manual call point. This is particularly helpful when you're carrying out weekly alarm tests. Our fire alarm call point register will help you to do this.Using the formThe form simply includes... Read more
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Type: Form
Fire safety officer inspection
Now that inspectors have additional powers, being prepared for a visit is more important than ever. Make sure you keep a record of what was said, any recommendations made etc.Inspection recordThe role of a fire safety officer has changed. Visits used to be quite informal and be based around suggestions... Read more
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Type: Form
Fire evacuation record
Once you've identified your evacuation routes, procedures etc., your next step is to test that they work. During the test an observer should formally record facts and figures which should then be used to identify whether or not your procedures work effectively.  Fire drillCreating emergency procedures,... Read more
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Fire marshal role and acceptance
A fire marshal is someone who takes responsibility for fire issues in the area in which they work, and ensures that staff are evacuated in a safe and timely manner. Our fire marshal role and acceptance document makes clear what's involved.How to use the formWe've structured the form so that it can be... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Fire drill observation sheet
Fire drill observation recordWhen you bite the bullet and set the alarm bells ringing to test your evacuation arrangements, it's vital that you record as much information as possible on what happens. You can do this with our fire drill observation record.Fire drillThe first part of our Fire Drill Observation... Read more
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Type: Form
Visitor identification card
If you have visitors on your site then you'll need to ensure they're accounted for and evacuated in the event of a fire. To do this you should have a formal system in place, which all of your staff are aware of and follow at all times. For it to be effective it should be as simple as possible for all... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Develop and deliver effective fire training
Creating, developing and delivering your own fire safety training can be a daunting task. Although we have already provided the material to use, you may need a little help in putting the training session together and delivering it to your employees.In-house fire safety trainingThe cheapest way of training... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Electrical equipment check sheet
One of the most common sources of ignition is faulty electrical equipment. As such you should carry out visual and more thorough inspections to ensure what you're using isn't a potential fire hazard.Checks on electrical equipment You need to carry out regular checks on electrical equipment to ensure... Read more
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Type: Form
Fire training and instruction record sheet
All occupants/employees are required to have appropriate and adequate instruction and training in the actions to be taken in the event of a fire. This should be given as soon as possible once they have commenced work and be repeated at regular intervals.  Information and instructionTraining is to be... Read more
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Type: Form
Fire door register
Fire doors are an essential part of a building's fire defences. In order to make it easier to record your fire door checks using our monthly door inspection record, we recommend that you create a fire door register.Number and locationOur Fire Door Register enables you to allocate a number to each fire... Read more
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Type: Form
Attendance record sheet
All fire training given should be recorded in your fire record book. All records should clearly show when it was completed, by whom, for whom, and details of the session. Information and instructionTo comply with the FSO, you're required to give relevant information and instructions to your employees... Read more
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Type: Form

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