Fire Safety Checklist

Fire Safety Checklist
A fire safety policy and program are in place
Management is committed to the objectives of the policy and program
Sufficient resources have been provided to ensure that the objectives of the policy and program are met
Staff at all levels are aware of, and understand, the policy and program
A purchasing procedure is in place which checks all purchases to (a) identify and minimise potential ignition sources and (b) minimise adverse effects in the event of fire (including those related to fire spread and combustion products)
There is a procedure for identifying fire risks in consultation with employees, and for analysing the likely size, type and nature of any fire, the way it might spread and the consequences if it does
Fire risks are recorded and the record is updated on a regular basis
Fire risk studies have been completed for all plant and for all situations where ignition sources are present, such as hot work, electrical installations, and sources of heat other than plant
Equipment and procedures recommended in fire risk management studies have been implemented
Regular inspections are carried out on all equipment, processes and installations which have been identified as a potential source of fire to ensure that the fire risk is minimised
Control measures have been determined and implemented to eliminate or minimise all risks associated with fire hazards
A hot work permit system is in place and is operated as specified
Training in the hot work permit to work procedure has been given to everybody who:- performs hot work- performs hot work risk management processes prior to issuing hot work permits- issues hot work permits- designs and lays out the workplace (including those who plan and implement modifications to any workplace)- manages and/or supervises people who undertake hot work (including any contractors)

– maintains equipment used for, and during, hot work or used in hazardous areas

– purchases, distributes, fits, wears and/or maintains personal protective equipment used in hot work and/or fire-fighting, and/or fire protection equipment

– is involved in fire emergency response activities

There is a procedure to ensure that all fire prevention, detection and protection equipment is regularly maintained and there is evidence that the equipment is maintained according to the procedure
Fire emergency response procedures (including practice emergency drills) are in place and people are trained and competent in their use
Relevant employees and their supervisors are regularly consulted on health and safety issues related to fire safety
A system is in place to ensure that all accidents, incidents and near misses involving fire are reported, investigated and recorded, and that appropriate corrective measures are implemented
Risk management records in relation to fire hazards and associated training