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COVER SHEET FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT

FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT


REVIEW
Employer or other Responsible Person: Director of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation in conjunction with Council & the Vice Chancellor

Address of Property: New Sports Pavilion, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NL

Person(s) Consulted: Estates, construction & Sports staff

Assessor: Andrew Briggs, MIFSM, MIIRSM

Date of Fire Risk Assessment: 22nd March 2010

Date of Previous Fire Risk Assessment: N/A

Suggested Date for Review: March 2012, or as per UoK SHEU official schedule, or in event of significant change

Document dated 23rd March 2010

Fire Risk Assessment in accordance with Publicly Available Standard PAS 79:2007 (British
Standards Institute): Fire Risk Assessment - Guidance and a recommended methodology
(with various additions)
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GENERAL BUILDING DESCRIPTION FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT

1.0 The Building

1.1 Number of floors 2

1.2 Approximate floor area: Ground floor: 576 sq m


First floor: 432 sq m
1.3 Construction Details: traditional block work cavity construction with concrete floors and steel truss supported flat roof

1.4 Occupancy: Recreational & administrative; including licenced premises/caf

2.0 The Occupants

2.1 Maximum number: Caf: maximum 200 including kitchen and bar staff (see 17.2 i).
Other areas <60 per room, <200 per fire compartment; unlikely to be approached or exceeded
2.2 Number of staff at any one time: When staffed, usually 2 or more plus caf staff

2.3 Maximum number of members of public: (As above)

(Add more detail by area or room as appropriate)


3.0 Occupants at Special Risk

3.1 Sleeping occupants: Nil

3.2 Occupants with disabilities: Yes, expected

3.3 Occupants in remote areas: N/A

3.4 Others: N/A

4.0 Fire Loss Experience

4.1 Fires in past 10 years: Nil

4.2 Cost of fire losses: N/A


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5.0 Other Relevant Information

5.1 Detail: N/A

6.0 Relevant Fire Safety Legislation

6.1 Primary statutory provisions etc: Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, referred Official Guidance & related
British Standards/Euro Norms
6.2 Enforced by: Kent Fire & Rescue Service

6.3 Other legislation significant to fire safety


provisions in this building:
6.4 Enforced by:
The following is based on BS 9999 concepts and principles, which may be used in conjunction with official guidance in assessing risks.
Categories relevant to the building are highlighted.

Occupant risk categories


Risk category Description Comments
A Occupants who are awake and Staff; users
familiar with the building
B Occupants who are awake and E.g. visiting teams
unfamiliar with the building
C Occupants who are likely to be
asleep:
Ci long-term individual occupancy
Cii long-term managed occupancy
Ciii short-term occupancy
D Occupants receiving medical care
E Occupants in transit

Fire growth rate(s)


Category Fire Typical fire growth parameter, Locations (where specific) & categories
growth kJ/s3
rate
1 Slow 0.0029 Most locations
2 Medium 0.012 Caf/kitchen
3 Fast 0.047
4 Ultra-fast 0.188

Risk profiles: Range A1 to B2


Management level required: 2
1 = fully proactive; optimally staffed, controlled & resourced etc.
See BS 9999:2008 section 8.3 2 = reliably reactive; compliant with legislation & direct requirements
( 3 = N/A, less than compliant with legislation )
Environmental risks Fire-fighting water runoff and temporary release of combustion products to
atmosphere only; no other environmental impact likely
Heritage aspects N/A
Business continuity (University) Serious to Sports facilities but negligible effect on University as a whole
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INDEX DETAIL YES NO N/A COMMENTS, CONTROL MEASURES REQUIRED ETC FURTHER COMMENTS, DETAIL, CLARIFICATION ETC DESCRIPTIONS, JUSTIFICATIONS ETC

7.0 Electrical Sources of Ignition Maintain safe separation distance of metre between appliances and
combustible materials in all areas, ensure that sources of heat do not arise from
faulty or overloaded electrical equipment, ensure that all electrical fuses and
circuit breakers etc are of the correct rating and suitable for the purpose, and
switch equipment off at the end of the working day.
7.1 Reasonable measures taken to prevent fires of Y Prohibit any combustible or flammable storage in plant room and electrical
electrical origin? distribution/server room.
7.2 Fixed installation periodically inspected and Y Ensure that programme of inspection and tests of (a) electrical installations and
tested? Portable appliance testing carried out? (b) Portable Appliances is fully implemented.
Suitable policy regarding use of personal
electrical appliances? Suitable limitation of
trailing leads and adaptors?

8.0 Smoking
8.1, 2 Reasonable measures taken to prevent fires as a Y Ensure University smoking policy continues to be implemented, publicised and
result of smoking? Prohibited where enforced insofar as possible.
appropriate? Arrangements for smokers? No
evidence of breaches?

9.0 Arson
9.1, 2 Does basic security against arson by outsiders Y Continue to ensure that waste bins, especially paper recycling bins, are not
appear reasonable? Absence of fire load present in escape route locations and that external waste store is secure.
available for ignition by outsiders? (Proximity to
or presence within building)

10.0 Portable Heaters & Heating Installations


10.1 Is the use of portable heaters avoided as far as X Ensure that additional appliances are not used, or are controlled as below.
practicable?
10.2 If portable heaters are used: is the use of the X Maintain safe separation distance between appliances and
more hazardous type (e.g. radiant bar fires or lpg flammable/combustible materials. Portable electrical heaters with open
appliances) avoided? Are suitable measures elements, such as fan or convector heaters, must not be used.
taken to minimize the hazard of ignition of
combustible materials?
10.3 Are fixed heating installations subject to regular Y
maintenance?

11.0 Cooking
11.1 Are reasonable measures taken to prevent fires Y
as a result of cooking & heating? Is all essential
maintenance up to date and recorded?

11.2 Are filters changed and ductwork cleaned Y X Change grease filters and clean ductwork on a regular basis. Note: ducting
regularly? Are suitable extinguishing appliances does not pass through fire-resisting construction and so does not require fire
available? dampers.

12.0 Lightning
12.1 Does the building have a lightning protection Y
system?

13.0 Housekeeping
13.1 Is the standard of housekeeping adequate? Y Continue to ensure that housekeeping programme continues to include prompt
removal of combustible materials and waste.
13.2 Are combustible materials separated from ignition Y Maintain safe separation distance of metre between appliances and
sources? combustible materials throughout building .
13.3 Is there an avoidance of unnecessary Y Continue to ensure that combustible items are not present in escape routes at Escape routes should be maintained as fire-sterile as possible; this is
accumulation of combustible materials or waste? any time - especially critical in dead-end corridors. especially critical in staircases and where there is no alternative
direction of escape.
13.4 Is there appropriate storage of combustible Y
materials?
13.5 Is there avoidance of inappropriate storage of Y
combustible materials?
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14.0 Outside Contractor and Building Works


Hazards
14.1 Is there satisfactory control over works carried Y Appropriate control (including Permits To work where appropriate) administered
out in the building by outside contractors? by Estates. Local management should however ensure that contractors are
briefed on, and accounted for under, building Fire Emergency Plan (also that
contractors' dangerous substances are known & logged - see 15).

14.2, 3 Are adequate fire safety conditions imposed on Y As above.


outside contractors?

15.0 Dangerous Substances


15.1 Have the hazardous properties of dangerous Y Likely to be nil or minimal in normal running - janitorial; lift (hydraulic oil); Continue to ensure that any dangerous substances temporarily
substances been considered? If relevant, has a maintenance liquids etc. (See also 14.1) introduced (e.g. by contractors) are known and logged, that
risk assessment been carried out according to appropriate controls are in place, and that all relevant information
the Dangerous Substances and Explosive can be made immediately available to the Fire & Rescue Service in
Atmospheres Regulations 2002? the event of an emergency.
15.2 Is there adequate information on safety provided X
by the supplier on any relevant safety data
sheet?
15.3 Has account been taken regarding:
the special, technical and organisational X
measures and the substances used and their
possible interactions.
the amount of the substance involved X
where the work will involve more than one X
dangerous substance, the risk presented by such
substances in combination
the arrangements for the safe handling, storage
and transport of dangerous substances and of
waste containing dangerous substances
X
any other measures introduced as a result of the
RRO X
15.4 Are there safe systems of work for maintenance,
where there is the potential for a high level of
risk? X
15.5 Are sufficient control measures in place to
counter the likelihood that an explosive
atmosphere will occur and its persistence
including adjacent areas? X
15.6 Are sufficient control measures in place to
counter the likelihood that ignition sources,
including electrostatic discharges, will be present
and become active and effective X
15.7 Has account been taken regarding the scale of
the anticipated effects? X
15.8 Is sufficient additional safety information available
to enable the assessment to be completed?
X

16.0 Other Significant Ignition Sources


16.1 Are there other significant ignition sources N
present?
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INDEX DETAIL YES NO N/A COMMENTS, CONTROL MEASURES REQUIRED ETC. FURTHER COMMENTS, DETAIL, CLARIFICATION ETC DESCRIPTIONS, JUSTIFICATIONS ETC

17.0 Means of Escape from Fire Management should ensure that all room doors are routinely closed at all times
when there is no person present in the room.
17.1 Is it considered that the building is provided with Y The presence of electrical equipment such as vending machines in escape routes
reasonable means of escape in case of fire? is contrary to indications in official guidance, but may be tolerable - should such
items be required, specific fire risk assessment(s) should be made.

17.2 i Adequate design of escape routes? (Calculate Y Caf area (including balconies): normal risk category; alternative exit width of
for room and premises occupancy numbers & 105cm limits occupancy strictly to 200 persons at all times. Due to kitchen layout,
types, where relevant.) kitchen/bar staff must be included in this figure.
17.2 ii Adequate provision of exits? (Calculate for room Y
and premises occupancy numbers & types, where
relevant.)
17.2 iii Are exits easily and immediately openable where Y
necessary? (Alarm-linked features such as
electronic door release mechanisms to be verified
as compliant, functional and suitably failsafe)

17.2 iv Do escape exits open in the direction of escape Y


where necessary?
17.2 v Avoidance of sliding or revolving doors as fire N Verify that main entrance door fails to safe open condition, e.g. with battery An alternative conventional exit door is available at the foot
exits where necessary? backup. of the internal staircase, but this is neither visible nor signed
from the Reception area.
17.2 vi Are there satisfactory means for securing exits? Y

17.2 vii Are there reasonable travel distances where there Y A short dead-end corridor exists off the kitchen rear exit.
is a single direction of travel?
17.2 viii Are there reasonable travel distances where there Y
is an alternative means of escape?
17.2 ix Is there suitable protection of escape routes? Y N Kitchen fire door to corridor sometimes failing to self-close fully: to correct.
17.2 ix Where automatic devices are fitted to designated Y
suppl fire doors, is appropriate automatic fire detection
fitted?
17.2 x Suitable fire precautions for all inner rooms? Y
17.2 xi Are all escape routes unobstructed? Y Continue to ensure that escape routes remain unobstructed at all times.
17.3 Is the building provided with reasonable An Evac chair or similar should preferably be provided on the upper floor. (a) Accessibility of [parts of] the buildingfor persons with
arrangements for means of escape for occupants relevant disabilities should be assessed in advance.
with disabilities? (b) Since the building is relatively remote from campus
security, staff within the building should preferably be
nominated and trained in the assistance of persons with
disabilities - but due to nature and levels of staffing, this
would appear to be impracticable.

18.0 Measures to Limit Fire Spread and


Development
18.1 i Is it considered that there is compartmentation of Y Reception Office and First Aid Room doors were seen propped open -
a reasonable standard? (Including e.g. fire- designated fire doors must not be propped or wedged open at any time - it
stopping of service penetrations) is suggested to fit an automatic device to either or both of these doors.

18.1 i Is there potential for fire spread between Y ? Fire integrity of voids appears satisfactory as far as could be inspected (very
suppl. compartments through void spaces? limited sampling exercise) but should preferably be verified in more detail.
18.1 ii Is it considered that there is reasonable limitation Y Any posters, combustible displays etc should be covered in fire resisting material,
of linings that may promote fire spread? or specifically fire risk assessed before introduction.
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18.2 As far as can be reasonably ascertained, are fire Y


dampers provided as necessary to prevent critical
means of escape against passage of fire, smoke
and combustion products in the early stages of a
fire?

19.0 Escape Lighting


19.1 Is a reasonable standard of escape lighting Y
provided?

20.0 Fire Safety Signs and Notices


20.1 Does the building have a reasonable standard of N (1) Provide disabled refuge sign at cafe refuge. (2) Fire Action Notices should Note re (2) - notices currently suggest any person present
fire safety signs and notices? preferably be replaced with the approved updated version. may tackle a fire with extinguishing equipment, contrary to
University policy.

21.0 Means of Giving Warning in Case of Fire


21.1 Is a reasonable manually operated electrical fire Y
alarm system provided?
21.2, 3 Is automatic fire detection provided in building? Y L2 system.
(Throughout building? Part(s) of building only?)
Is the extent of automatic fire detection generally
suitable for the occupancy and risk?
21.4 Is there a remote transmission of alarm signal? Y
21 suppl. Is the fire alarm system audible or perceptible Y Appears adequate, subject to ongoing verification that 65dB is attained
throughout the building? throughout. Some flashing beacons are provided.

22.0 Portable Fire Extinguishing Appliances


22.1 Is the provision of portable fire extinguishers Y
reasonable?
22.2 Are hose reels provided? N X
22.3 Are all fire extinguishing appliances readily N Extinguishers in the kitchen were obstructed by a waste bin which must be
accessible? removed to another location.

23.0 Automatic Fixed Systems


23.1 Is there a suitable sprinkler or water based N X
system, gaseous local application or total flooding
provided that is adequate for the risk present?

24.0 Other Fixed Systems and Equipment


24.1 Are there suitable smoke control facilities for the N X
risk present?
24 suppl. Is there suitable provision of a fire-fighters' X
switch(es) for high voltage luminous discharge
tube signs etc? Has suitable notice of these been
given to the Fire & Rescue Authority, including
switch colouring and marking?
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INDEX DETAIL YES NO N/A COMMENTS, CONTROL MEASURES REQUIRED ETC FURTHER COMMENTS, DETAIL, CLARIFICATION ETC DESCRIPTIONS, JUSTIFICATIONS ETC

25.0 Procedures and Arrangements


25.1 Fire safety is managed by: Director of Sport,
Physical Activity & Recreation; Operations
Manager; local manager
25.2 Are competent persons appointed to assist in Y
undertaking and ensuring the preventive and
protective measures (i.e. relevant general fire
precautions)?
25.3, 4 Is there a suitable record of fire safety Y
arrangements? Procedures properly documented?
Suitable arrangements for summoning the Fire &
Rescue Service, meeting them on arrival and
providing relevant information including that
relating to hazards to fire-

25.5 Are persons nominated and trained to use fire Y N Campus Watch are nominated (completion of training currently pending).
extinguishing appliances? Is is unlikely that any building occupants will require full training.
Otherwise, standard induction training familiarisation will suffice.

25.6 Are persons nominated and trained to assist with Y Insofar as appears practicable.
evacuation, including evacuation of persons with
disabilities?
25.7 Is there appropriate liaison with the Fire & Y
Rescue Service (e.g. any relevant notifications,
familiarization visits etc)
25.8 Is a system of routine in-house, local inspections ~Y Under implementation.
of fire precautions implemented?

26.0 Training and Drills


26.1 Are all staff given adequate fire safety instruction Y
and training on induction?
26.1 Are all students and/or visitors given adequate Y
suppl. fire safety information and instruction at an
appropriate time?
26.2 Are all staff given adequate periodic fire safety Y
refresher instruction and training at suitable
intervals?
26.3 Does all staff training (and student/visitor Y Continue to provide full and sufficient information, instruction and training to
information, as appropriate) provide information, all staff (including all kitchen and bar staff).
instruction or training on the following: fire risks
in the building, fire safety measures, action in the
event of fire and on hearing the alarm signal,
operati
26.4 Are staff with special responsibilities (e.g. fire Y
marshals) given additional training?
26.5 Are fire drills carried out at appropriate intervals, Not Carry out fire drills in accordance with official guidance. Blocking of (a)
yet significant escape route(s) should be staged to simulate conditions of an
and in accordance with official guidance?
actual fire and to familiarise building occupants with alternative escape
routes.
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26.6 When the employees or visitors of another


employer work or are accommodated in the
premises:
26.6 i Is the employer given appropriate information X
(e.g. on fire risks and general fire precautions)?

26.6 ii Is it ensured that the employees and visitors are X


provided with adequate instructions and
information?

27.0 Inspection, Testing and Maintenance


27.1 Adequate maintenance and inspection of Y
premises?
27.2 Weekly testing and periodic servicing of fire Y
detection and alarm system?
27.3 Monthly and annual testing routines for Y
emergency lighting?
27.4 Annual maintenance of fire extinguishing Y
appliances?
27.5 Periodic inspection of external escape staircases Y
and gangways?
27.6 Six-monthly testing and annual inspection of X
rising mains and/or hydrants?
27.7 Weekly and monthly testing, six monthly X
inspection and annual testing of fire-fighting
lifts?
27.8 Weekly testing and periodic inspection of X
sprinkler installations?
27.9 Routine checks of final exit doors and/or security Implement regular routine checks of final exit doors and/or security
fastening? fastening.
27.10 Annual inspection and test of lightning protection Y
systems?
27.11 Other relevant inspections or tests: (including Y
e.g. ductwork dampers, fire shutters, venting
systems, door holdback devices, electronic door
release systems)

28.0 Records
28.1 Are appropriate records kept for:

28.1 i Fire drills? Provide and maintain records of fire drills (see 26.5).
28.1 ii Fire training? Y
28.1 iii Fire alarm tests? Y
28.1 iv Emergency escape lighting tests? Y
28.1 v Maintenance and testing of other fire protection Y
systems?

29.0 Young Persons


Have the following matters been taken into
particular account in risk assessment in respect of
29.1 young persons:
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the inexperience, lack of awareness of risks and


29.2 immaturity of young persons Y
29.3 the fitting-out and layout of the premises Y
the nature, degree and duration of exposure to
29.4 physical and chemical agents X
the form, range, and use of work equipment and
29.5 the way in which it is handled; X
29.6 the organisation of processes and activities Y
the extent of the safety training provided or to be
29.7 provided to young persons Y X
risks from agents, processes and work listed in
the Annex to Council Directive 94/33/EC on the
29.8 protection of young people at work X

30.0 Behavioural Aspects


Is there evidence from previous fire drills and
other emergencies indicating that some
occupants may be unaware, unwilling or fail to
30.1 evacuate? (Aside from disability-related) X
Is there evidence of disregard of fire safety
provisions amongst building occupancy and/or
30.2 management? X
Is there evidence of significant human
30.3 interference with fire safety provisions? X
INDEX DETAIL DESCRIPTION

31.0 Fire Strategy - building design/layout

31.1 The building is divided horizontally and vertically into four fire compartments (two on each floor) with a
protected staircase and corridors.
31.2 The evacuation strategy is simultaneous and immediate for the entire building and all occupants except
those briefly tasked with coordinating the evacuation (Fire Marshals and the senior member of staff in the
kitchen).
31.3 The building is well provided with access routes for firefighting by the Fire & Rescue Service - a main
access road and two dedicated fire roads provide approach on three sides of the building. A Fire Hydrant
is available next to the adjacent Old Pavilion and is maintained in an operational state.

32.0 Fire Strategy - systems


32.1 The fire alarm system provides for manual operation and/or automatic detection in order to give
sufficiently early warning of fire to all occupants.

33.0 Fire Strategy - particular risks


33.1 Most areas of the building are regarded as normal risk. The changing rooms and immediately adjacent
corridor are regarded as low risk.
33.2 The kitchen, whilst not regarded as high risk, nevertheless contains considerable risks that are normal for
a facility of this type.
33.3 Various persons with disabilities may be present at any time. Some of these must be regarded as
potentially at significant enhanced risk due to their inability to perceive or respond to the alarm signal, or
inability to self-evacuate. Standard University procedures, supplemented by local measures, are in place
to plan and facilitate their safe evacuation.
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This simple risk level estimator is based on a more general health and safety risk level estimator in BS 8800.

Assessment of risk is on a "probable" basis, recognising the degree to which this Fire Risk Assessment is based on sampling; undetected risks may exist.

Potential consequences of fire Slight harm Moderate harm Extreme harm

Fire hazard
Low Trivial OR tolerable risk * Tolerable risk Moderate risk
Medium Tolerable risk Moderate risk Substantial risk
High Moderate risk Substantial risk Intolerable risk
* at discretion of Fire Risk Assessor

Taking into account the fire prevention measures observed at the time of this risk assessment, it is considered that the
hazard from fire (probability of ignition) at this building is:

Low / highly unlikely

Medium / unlikely X - following completion of recommendations of this fire risk assessment

High / likely

Taking into account the nature of the building and the occupants, as well as the fire protection and procedural arrangements
observed at the time of this risk assessment, it is considered that the consequences for life safety in the event of fire would be:

Slight harm X - following completion of recommendations of this fire risk assessment

Moderate harm

Extreme harm

In this context, a definition of the above terms is as follows:

Slight harm: Outbreak of fire unlikely to result in serious injury or death of any occupant (other than an occupant
sleeping in a bedroom in which a fire occurs).
Moderate harm: Outbreak of fire could result in injury of one or more occupants, but it is unlikely to involve multiple
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fatalities.
Extreme harm: Significant potential for serious injury or death of one or more occupants.

Accordingly, it is considered that the risk to life from fire at this building is:

Trivial

Tolerable X - following completion of recommendations of this fire risk assessment

Moderate

Substantial

Intolerable

A suitable risk-based control plan should involve effort and urgency that is proportional to risk. The following risk-based
control plan is based on one advocated by BS 8800 for general health and safety risks:

Risk Level Action and Timescale


Trivial No action is required and no additional detailed records need be kept.

Tolerable No major additional controls required. However, there may be a need for consideration
of improvements that involve minor or limited cost, and various corrective actions may
be required.
Moderate It is essential that efforts are made to reduce the risk. Risk reduction measures should
be implemented within a defined time period.

Where moderate risk is associated with consequences that constitute extreme harm, further
assessment may be required to establish more precisely the likelihood of harm as a basis
for determining the priority for improved control measures.

Substantial Considerable resources may have to be allocated to reduce the risk. If the building is
unoccupied, it should not be occupied until the risk has been reduced. If the building is
occupied, urgent action should be taken.
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Intolerable Building (or relevant area) should not be occupied until the risk is reduced.

Any significant change, occurrence, finding or development should be reported


immediately to the Universitys Safety, Health & Environment Unit so that mitigating action
can be taken and this Fire Risk Assessment reviewed and updated.

Important note: this assessment of risk is made on a probable or 'best endeavour' basis, since this report is based on a sampling exercise.
It is possible that greater risks remain undetected in areas or aspects that have not yet been accessed or addressed.
ACTION PLAN FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT

ORGANISATION: University of Kent ASSESSOR: Andrew Briggs


BUILDING: New Sports Pavilion DATE: 23rd March 2010

ACTION PLAN
It is considered that the following recommendations should be implemented in
order to reduce fire risk to, or maintain it at, the following level: TRIVIAL / TOLERABLE

Note - only acute/remedial/salient/particular items appear below. Various


standard/general requirements relating to e.g. training, records and maintenance have not been
carried forward to the Action Plan, but are nevertheless necessary - see previous worksheets.
REFERENCE ACTION REQUIRED TO ELIMINATE OR CONTROL SIGNIFICANT HAZARDS PRIORITY * RESPONSIBILITY TARGET DATE COMPLETE
6 figure numbers or carried
See also Further Comments/Detail/Clarification etc. in previous worksheets, are Estates forward to:
where relevant Helpdesk Work ( = Estates
Requests spreadsheet)

17.0 Means of Escape from Fire


17.2 i Caf area (including balconies): normal risk category; alternative exit width of (1A) Sports & Ongoing N/A
105cm limits occupancy strictly to 200 persons at all times. Due to kitchen layout, Kent Union
kitchen/bar staff must be included in this figure.
17.2 v Verify that main entrance door fails to safe open condition, e.g. with battery backup. 1A Estates Immediate

17.2 ix Kitchen fire door to corridor sometimes failing to self-close fully: to correct. 2A 225400
17.3 An Evac chair or similar should preferably be provided on the upper floor. 3A Estates Medium term

18.0 Measures to Limit Fire Spread and Development


18.1 i Reception Office and First Aid Room doors were seen propped open - designated 1A/B Sports & Estates Short term
fire doors must not be propped or wedged open at any time - it is suggested to fit
an automatic device to either or both of these doors.

20.0 Fire Safety Signs and Notices


20.1 (1) Provide disabled refuge sign at cafe refuge. (2) Fire Action Notices should 2A/B (1) 225401 (2) Short to (2)
preferably be replaced with the approved updated version. (2) Estates medium term

22.1 Is the provision of portable fire extinguishers reasonable?


22.3 Extinguishers in the kitchen were obstructed by a waste bin which must be 2A/B Kent Union Urgent and
removed to another location. ongoing

26.0 Training and Drills


26.3 Continue to provide full and sufficient information, instruction and training to all staff 1A/B Sports & Ongoing
(including all kitchen and bar staff). Kent Union
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26.5 Carry out fire drills in accordance with official guidance. Blocking of (a) significant 1A Sports Short term
escape route(s) should be staged to simulate conditions of an actual fire and to
familiarise building occupants with alternative escape routes.

* PRIORITY (N.B. to Fire Service College Fire Safety Engineering Division scale, not PAS 79)

Category A. Fire Risk to Persons:

1A - A serious life safety risk and/or a major or serious contravention of current fire safety legislation.
This matter requires immediate attention and must be given high priority.

2A - An important life safety issue and/or a contravention of current fire safety legislation and/or official guidance, that may lead to enforcement action if not addressed.
This matter requires attention with the minimum of delay.

3A - A significant life safety issue which, in combination with other significant findings, may result in an increased risk to persons.
Advised to implement programme of work or action in accordance with good fire safety practice.

4A - A life safety issue recommended for consideration in accordance with good fire safety practice.
Advised to implement action or programme of work as appropriate.

Category B. Fire Risk to Property, Business Continuity, Environment, Amenity, Heritage etc.

1B - A serious risk of damage by fire (with possible legal implications, depending on the enforcing authority involved).
This matter requires immediate attention and must be given high priority.

2B - An important potential fire damage issue (with possible legal implications, depending on the enforcing authority involved).
This matter requires attention with the minimum of delay.

3B - A significant potential fire damage issue which, in combination with other significant findings,may result in an increased risk to the property.
Advised to implement programme of work or action in accordance with good fire protection/prevention practice.

4B - A property protection issue recommended for consideration as a medium of longer term objective in accordance with good fire prevention/protection practice.
Advised to implement action or programme of work as appropriate.