Fire Safety Checklist For The Workplace

Do you know why a fire safety checklist is so important?

If you carefully maintain and manage your workplace, you are less likely to have any fire risks.

Take a look at our Fire Safety Checklist below to help assist you when conducting fire risk assessments and to maintain the fire safety standards on your premises.

Fire Safety Checklist

Clear escape routes

Employers and employees often overlook having clear escape routes. Until an emergency occurs and then the fire exit is inaccessible. By keeping escape routes clear from any obstruction, you are not only protecting your safety but the safety of your colleagues too.

Fire extinguishers in the workplace

It is important to ensure that your employees have sufficient protection for when they may need it. You also need to make sure you have members of staff that have completed Fire Warden Training.

Testing fire alarms

The government recommend that your fire alarm is tested every 6 months by a competent person. They also recommend weekly testing by your ‘responsible person’. This means to quickly test your alarm to check that it is in working order.

Employees and fire precautions

It is important that all of your employees are aware of the fire precautions in the workplace, not just your fire wardens. To achieve this, a Fire Awareness course or a Health and Safety induction for new starters would be useful.

Fire wardens in the workplace

Preparing for any fire emergencies that may occur in your workplace by having internally appointed fire wardens is important to keep yourself and others safe.

Importance of an evacuation plan

Make sure your staff, clients and other visitors are able to access the evacuation plan. This is important in case of an emergency where they need assistance to make it out of the building safely.

Sectioned area for smokers

The designated smoking area at your workplace should be sited at least 1.5 metres away from any sheltering walls or other structures. It also reduces secondhand smoke exposure to those who are non-smokers.

Servicing and replacing fire extinguishers on a regular basis

Fire extinguishers need servicing and replacing regularly.  Otherwise, it could mean it will fail when you need it in an emergency.

Checking electrical systems and appliances on a regular basis

Carrying out regular PAT tests on systems and appliances is important. This will reduce the risk of any injuries occurring by an unsafe appliance to your employees.

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