Fire Risk Assessment

An overview of our Fire Risk Assessment Checklist Template.

Checklist Overview

In the UK, you are considered a "Responsible Person" with regards to fire safety if you have control of non-domestic premises, for example, as a landlord or business owner. A part of that responsibility is to carry out and regularly review a Fire Risk Assessment.

Note: You must keep a written record of your Fire Risk Assessment if your business employs more than 5 people.

The Risk Memo Fire Risk Assessment Checklist Template aims to help you to:

  1. Identify the fire hazards
  2. Identify people at risk
  3. Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks
  4. Record your findings
  5. Perform regular reviews and updates

To find out more about your responsibilities (in the UK) and download assessment guides that may help you adapt this template to your specific requirements, go to

Action Plan

During this assessment, the assessor may discover hazards that need to be addressed. This template is designed to use our built-in system for creating and managing actions which form the "Action Plan" of a typical Fire Risk Assessment.

To make use of our system, simply add actions to any pertinent question in this assessment.


This template makes use of repeating sections and equipment records to attach this assessment to all pertinent assets at the premises. For example, we recommend creating equipment records for all assets that have a fire safety implication, including infrastructures such as fire doors and warning systems.

Top tricks

  1. When you review this assessment, consider duplicating the previous assessment as this will carry forward the data.
  2. Add a "Fire Safety" tag to every equipment record that must be included in this assessment.

Table of contents of the checklist

Page 1 - Checklist Overview

Page 2 - Assessment & Property Details

  • Duty Holder
  • Fire Marshals
  • Assessment details
  • Property details

Page 3 - Fire Services & Property Access

  • Fire Services
  • Access Points

Page 4 - Assessment

  • Assessment Instructions
  • Fire Management
  • Relevant Persons
  • Training
  • Sources of Ignition
  • Appliances
  • Fuel Sources
  • Escape Routes
  • Warning Systems
  • Fire Doors
  • Fire Extinguishers

Page 5 - Review

  • Conclusion
  • Disclaimer & Confidentiality Statement
  • Signatures


This template cannot be considered to conform to any particular standard or industry best practice and may be incomplete and/or unsuitable for your requirements. You are responsible for instructing a competent person to adapt this checklist template to your particular needs and perform this checklist.

Risk Memo does not accept any responsibility or liability for any consequences that may result from the use or misuse of this template.

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