Having an up-to-date fire risk assessment in place is a legal necessity. They are not just critical to compliance though; they play an essential part in keeping your school, employees, and pupils fire-safe.
There are six stages to every effective risk assessment. These are: appointing responsibility; identifying fire hazards; pinpointing people at risk; evaluating required fire measures; records, emergency plans and training; and regular reviewal.
By outsourcing your school’s fire risk assessments to Citation, our sister company, a highly qualified expert will:
Your school’s fire risk assessment should be a living document. It should be reviewed once a year, or after:
Daily fire checks do not normally need to be recorded, however, it is important that they are routinely done. Your daily fire safety checks should cover your escape routes, fire warning systems, escape lighting, and firefighting equipment, with a particular focus on the suitability and condition of your fire doors’ fixtures and fittings.
To give you an idea of what should be inspected, here are a few sample questions:
Every school’s fire drill must be unique to their environment, and it should be rehearsed at least once every term.
Fire drills form a fundamental part of your fire risk assessment. They ensure that:
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