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Fire risk assessment template for business premises

How well are you doing in complying with Fire Regulations?

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has a vision to 'Make life safer'. To achieve this we work closely with a range of target groups in the county to prevent fires and to protect people at home and in their workplace.

To help you improve fire safety in your business, we have put together a variety of risk assessment templates. However, we would emphasise that the content of the risk assessment and the identification and addressing of any significant findings are the responsibility of the responsible person.

The use of any risk assessment template will not prejudice any enforcement action that may be taken by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service as a result of significant fire safety deficiencies found during an audit.

Small and medium sized businesses

This risk assessment can be used for most small and medium-sized businesses, however, the responsible person will need to decide if it will provide suitable and sufficient detail to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Fire risk assessment template for small/medium sized businesses MS Word 516Kb

Food concessions

The following risk assessment can be used for burger vans, food and hot drinks outlets, however, the responsible person will need to decide if it will provide suitable and sufficient detail to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Fire risk assessment template for food concessions MS Word 85Kb

Traders and market stalls

This risk assessment can be used for market stalls, marquees and open air events, however, the responsible person will need to decide if it will provide suitable and sufficient detail to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Fire risk assessment template for traders and market stalls MS Word 84Kb

About the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force on 1 October 2006, and relates to all premises, with very few exceptions. It places responsibility on those who are best placed to address fire safety and ensure that risks - which necessarily change over time - are kept under review. Under the Fire Safety Order a 'responsible person' (usually the owner, landlord, employer, or occupier of a business or industrial premises) must carry out a fire risk assessment. Responsible persons under the Order are required, following a risk assessment, to implement appropriate fire safety measures to minimise the risk to life from fire; and to keep the assessment up to date.