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Fire Risk Assessment


The chances of fire starting will be low if there are few ignition sources and if combustible materials are kept away from them. In general fire is likely to start in one of three ways:


Accidentally, such as when smoking materials are not properly extinguished.

By act or omission, such as when electrical equipment is not properly maintained or when refuse is allowed to accumulate near to a heat source.

Deliberately, such as intentional setting fire to external storage or rubbish bins.


Premises should be critically examined to identify any potential accidents, any acts or omissions that might allow a fire to start and to evaluate risk. This should include situations that may present an opportunity for deliberate ignition.  Having also considered the people likely to be at risk and the likelihood of fire occurring, it is important to make an assessment of the adequacy of existing fire safety measures and the need for additional measures.


The risks caused by flammable materials and substances in the workplace can be reduced in various ways:-


By removing or eliminating them from the workplace or reducing their quantities to the absolute minimum required.

By replacing them with non-flammable or less flammable alternatives

By ensuring that they are handled, transported, stored and used safely

By ensuring that different kinds of flammable materials and substances are adequately separated


The fire precaution strategies will cover such areas as:-


Means of escape

Keeping the premises free from obstruction and clear of combustible refuse

Opening doors and barriers in case of fire

Marking of exits and provision of adequate lighting

Means for fighting fire

Provision for the fire brigade to be called in the event of fire in the premises and for facilitating fire fighting by the fire brigade.

Means for detecting fire and for giving warning in case of fire

Fire-resisting construction and materials for use in internal walls and ceilings

Instruction and training

Preparation of emergency plans

Prevention of smoking

Supervision of construction and maintenance contractors

Hot working permits

Records to be maintained


The following help pages will give you help and guidance of TIRA’s Fire Risk Assessment Module.


1.Fire Risk Assessment Input Form

2.Entering Risk Assessment Hazards Findings

3.Adding Risk Assessments Corrective Actions

4.Sign the Risk Assessment Off

5.Adding Risk Assessment Briefing Notes

6.Producing Lists of Staff Briefed on Risk Assessment Findings

7.Search and Find a Specific Risk Assessment

8.Select a Risk Assessment for Editing

9.Select and Print a Risk Assessment

10.Print a Blank Risk Assessment 

11.Risk Assessment Standard Reports Menu

12.Build your own Questions Sets - Addendum A & B 

13.Adding Attachments (Images and Pictures)

14.Adding Hyperlinks (E-mail and Web Addresses) 


For more details on TIRA's General Risk Assessment module please refer to the help support for FIRE our Fire Premises Risk Assessment Management software.

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