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Risk Assessment Example

The following diagrams aim to provide an example of a typical risk assessment to help you understand the processes that should be followed. The example refers to the "nine steps section" in carrying out a fire risk assessment section.

Fire risk assessment example

It may be helpful to make a simple, single line drawing of the premises drawn roughly to scale or proportion which shows any relevant structural features, such as staircases and the use of particular areas e.g. production, storage, sleeping areas.

The plan should indicate any hazards (step 1) and those persons at significant risk (step 2). It should also identify where combustible materials and ignition sources are close together.

The action to take should be quite simple and in the main, inexpensive (step 3). Should any requirements prove to be expensive, it may be acceptable to put interim measures in place until they can be implemented. This will only be acceptable if there is no serious risk to people. Forming an emergency plan and assessing training, instruction or recording recording requirements should then take place (step 4).

Finally, you should keep a copy of your risk assessment (off-site) and plan a system of regular reviews (step 5) to ensure it can be reviewed in the light of any changes that may take place. A fire risk assessment should be reviewed annually or following any structural changes.

Fire risk assessment example