Fire Risk Assessment

Fire Risk Assessment  

Oakley Social Centre (Village Hall)

 

Address:  Oakley Village Hall Oxford Road Oakley Bucks HP18 9RD

 

Date of risk assessment: (Reviewed) March 2019

 

Carried out by: Andrew Finn (Chairman)

 

Checklist

Stage 1: Identify the fire hazards  

1.

Is there a system for controlling the amounts of combustible materials and flammable liquids and gases that are kept in the Village Hall?

YES

 

2.

 

Is the system operating effectively?

YES

 

3.

 

Are all combustible materials and flammable liquids and gases stored safely?

YES

 

4.

 

Are all heaters fitted with suitable guards and fixed in position away from combustible materials?

N/A

 

5.

 

Are all items of portable electrical equipment inspected regularly and fitted with correctly rated fuses?

YES

 

6.

 

Is the wiring of the electrical installation inspected periodically by a competent person?

YES

 

7.

 

Is the use of extension leads and multi-point adapters kept to a minimum?

YES

 

8.

 

Are flexes run in safe places where they will not be damaged?

YES

 

9.

 

Is the upholstery of furniture in good condition?

YES

 

10.

 

Is the Village Hall free of rubbish and combustible waste materials?

YES

 

11.

 

Is there a designated smoking area provided with adequate ashtrays?

YES (OUTSIDE)

 

12.

 

Have suitable measures been taken to protect against the risk of arson?

YES

 

13.

 

Have measures been taken to ensure that smoke and flames cannot spread from one compartment within the building to another?

YES

 

 Stage 2 Identify the people who could be at risk.

 

 

14.

 

Are there a sufficient number of exits of suitable width for the people likely to be present?

YES

 

15.

 

Do the exits lead to a place of safety?

YES

 

16.

 

Are gangways and escape routes free from obstructions?

YES

 

17.

 

Are the escape routes free from tripping and slipping hazards?

YES

 

18.

 

Are steps and stairs in a good state of repair?

YES

 

19.

 

Are final exits always unlocked when the premises are in use?

YES

 

20.

 

Are the devices securing final exits capable of being opened immediately and easily without the use of a key?

YES

 

21.

 

Are internal fire doors labelled as such and normally kept closed?

YES

 

22.

 

Are the self-closers on fire doors operating correctly?

YES

 

23.

 

Do the doors on escape routes open in the direction of travel? (I.e. towards the escape route)?

YES

 

24.

 

Are escape routes clearly signed?

YES

 

25.

 

Are escape routes adequately lit?

YES

 

26.

 

Have plans been made and rehearsed regarding assisting disabled staff and visitors to evacuate the premises?

NO

(See Notes)

27.

 

Do procedures and practices avoid the use of combustible materials or processes that use heat?

YES

 

28.

 

Has consideration been given to all cost-effective measures that could be taken to prevent the occurrence of arson?

YES

 

29.

 

Are staffs aware how to call the fire brigade, and basic fire prevention?

YES

 

30.

 

Have you asked your insurers for advice regarding the fire protection of your premises?

NO

 

31.

 

Where escape lighting is installed is it in working order and maintained regularly?

YES

 

32.

 

Is there an automatic fire detection and alarm system?

NO

(See Notes)

 

33.

 

Is the fire alarm bell in good working order?

YES

 

34.

 

Is the fire Bell tested weekly?

YES

 

35.

 

Can the fire alarm be raised without placing anyone in danger?

YES

 

36.

 

Is the fire alarm call point clearly visible and unobstructed?

YES

 

37.

 

Are an adequate number of suitable fire extinguishers provided?

YES

 

38.

 

Are fire extinguishers and fire blankets located suitably and ready for use?

YES

 

39.

 

Are the fire extinguishers serviced annually by a competent company or person?

YES

 

40.

 

Is any fixed fire fighting installation or automatic fire detection system in working order?

Yes

 

41.

 

Have you told the Hall users or their representatives about your findings?

NO

(See Notes)

 

42.

 

Any fire action notices displayed prominently throughout the Village Hall?

YES

 

43.

 

Has a procedure been established to review the fire risk assessment periodically?

YES

 

 

 

Main findings of the risk assessment (if the answer to any question is ‘no’ then steps should be taken to rectify the deficiency identified as soon as is practicable).

 

Faults/risks detected and remedial actions:   ……………………………………...

 

 

Q26: The hall is used by a number of different Groups/Hirers. As part of their Terms & Conditions they carry out a risk assessment that should included assisting disabled persons to evacuate the hall.

 

Q32: Smoke detectors have fitted..

 

Q41: Will be discussed at the next Village Hall meeting.

 

 

 

 

Date of next risk assessment:   March 2020

 

 

Signed ………………………………………………………………..

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