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Fire Risk Assessment

You should continue to monitor what you are doing to implement the fire risk assessment, in order to assess how effectively the risk is being controlled. If you have any reason to suspect that your fire risk assessment is no longer valid during this time, or there has been a significant change in your premises that has affected your fire precautions, you will need to review and revise your assessment as necessary.

For example:

  • Changes to work processes and their implementation, e.g. new equipment.
  • Temporary change of use in the premises, e.g. introduced sleeping on premises.
  • Alterations to the building, including the internal layout.
  • Substantial changes to furniture and fixings.
  • The introduction, change of use or increase in the storage of hazardous substances.
  • The failure of fire precautions, e.g. fire detection systems and alarm systems, life safety sprinklers or ventilation systems.
  • Significant changes to displays or quantities of stock.
  • A significant increase/decrease in the number of people present.
  • Any changes to the occupancy type such as any vulnerabilities

You can get further information on fire risk assessments on the Government Fire Safety in the Workplace page, or the NFCC Fire Safety Risk Assessment Guidance.