Fire Risk Assessment

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VisitEngland - Fire Risk Assessment 


Address of Property Assessed:  

Burnswark Holiday Cottage135 Hadfield   RoadHadfieldDerbyshireSK13 2DR


Person Undertaking the Assessment -   Name:  

Patricia Morris


- Position:  



Date of Assessment:  


Fire Risk Assessment 



Step 1 - Identify Fire Hazards and Fire Risks. 

1.1 Sources of ignition 

a) Electrical - wiring and appliances 


i The electrical wiring has not been checked by a qualified contractor within the last 5 years.
 ii Open wiring checked visually for damage. Trailing leads checked satsfactory.Sockets checked by competent person with meter and confirmed ok.
 iii Main consumer unit fitted with an isolator switch by Electricity North West& Check of earth connectors done.rcd checked ok. each circuit has protection cut out fitted.
 iv All appliances checked in good condition and PAT test done.
 vi All appliances labelled to show test date. 


b) Cooking - especially deep-fat frying 


i Instructions for the safe use of cooking equipment is contained in the Burnswark folder.
 ii Cooker hood is new and filters cleaned regularly. 


c) Smoking 


I There is a strict 'no smoking' policy in place anywhere inside Burnswark 


d) Candles 


i No candles are provided 


e) Heaters and boilers 


i Gas central heating is installed in the property.
 ii There are no freestanding heaters in the property.
 iii n/a
 iv The boiler is serviced annually by a qualified person and a gas safety certificate is obtained. 


f) Open fires 


i There is an open fire in the lounge with a fire guard surrounding it.
 ii The chimney is regularly swept.
 iii The hearth is adequate to prevent rugs etc. touching hot surfaces.
 iv The fire is initially set for the guest with coal,dry wood, kindling & fire lighters are provided.
 v Metal ashbins are provided. 


g) Others 


i n/a 


1.2. Fuel present 


I A small quantity of fire wood is stored outside the property. 


h) Elements of structure 


i The floors are of suspended timber construction.
 ii The walls are brick.
 iii There are no wall cladding or combustible tiles fitted. 


i) Furniture and furnishings 


i All furniture is compliant with the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire Safety) Regulations. and maked as such.
 ii n/a 


j) Domestic waste 


i Is removed from the property weekly.
 ii Waste is stored in wheelie bins outside the property. 


k) Other items - e.g. petrol for lawnmowers, cleaning materials etc 


i A small quantity of petrol and oil is stored in the garage.
 ii Fuel is kept in a purpose made container and marked accordingly. 


1.3. Activities that might cause a fire, including work processes/procedures etc. 


i Cooking will be carried out in the kitchen area.
 ii A one use barbecue is stored outside for use on the patio.
 iii General maintenance is carried out by competent persons. 


Step 2 - Identify Persons at Risk. 

2.1 Number of guests 


i The property is designed for 2 person occupancy.
 ii No person under 18 is permitted to stay in the property.
 iii Due to the access restrictions it is not envisaged that disabled persons would require assistance to escape the property. 


2.2. Number of staff/employees 


i There are no staff under 18 employed. 


Step 3 - Evaluate the Risks. 

3.1. Means of escape 

a) Detail the type of property: 


i Single storey bungalow. 


b) Detail the number of exit doors and where they are: 


i The front door is inward opening. The rear outward.
 ii They are always easy to open.
 ii They are always clear and available for use. 


3.2. The fire alarm and fire detection 

c) Describe what fire alarm and fire detectors have been provided: 


i Fire alarms are installed with flashing lights.
 ii The alarms are checked monthly. 


3.3. Fire fighting equipment 

d) Detail what fire extinguishers/blankets are provided and where they are. 


i A fire blanket is fitted in the kitchen.
 A fire extinguisher is located in the kitchen. 


3.4. Escape lighting 

e) Detail areas covered by emergency lighting (if any): 


i An emergency light is fitted in the hall which is activated in case of a power cut.
 ii A torch is located in the kitchen and hall. 


3.5. Evacuation procedure 

f) Describe the evacuation procedures 

In Case of Fire

Choosing an escape route

Here are some tips to help plan your escape from fire:

  • the best escape route is often the normal way in      and out of Burnswark. i.e front and rear doors.
  • think of any problems you may have getting out,      for example at night you may need to have a torch to light your way.      Torches are kept at front door and in the kitchen.
  • choose a second escape route in case the first      one is blocked
  • keep all exits clear of obstructions, like      bicycles
  • if there are older people or people with      disabilities or pets, plan how you will get them out

Identify a safe place to go if you can’t escape

The first priority is to keep people safe by getting them out of the building. If you can't escape, you’ll need to find a room to take refuge in. This is especially important if you have difficulty moving around on your own.

If you can’t get out, get everyone into one room:

  • choose a room with a window
  • if you can, put cushions, towels or bedding at      the bottom of the door to block smoke
  • open the window and call for help
  • think about which room might be best for this –      you need a window that can be opened and, if possible, a phone for calling      999

Door and window keys

Decide where the keys to doors and windows should be kept and always keep them there. Make sure everyone in your household knows where they are.

1. If there is smoke in the air, stay low to the ground, especially your head, to reduce inhalation exposure. Keep one hand on the wall to prevent disorientation and crawl to the nearest exit.

2. Once away and clear from danger, call 999 inform them of the fire.



Created: 19 December 2018