Fire risk assessments

Fire safety

School fire safety

Please ensure you review your fire safety risk assessment to ensure that it is current and reflects the way your school now operates.

It is essential that assessments are undertaken and reviewed where there are significant changes in ways of working, processes or building layout.

This may include the holding open of fire doors with unsuitable devices, which is not permitted.

Where staff and pupil numbers have changed you should give appropriate training to staff and conduct a fire drill to test your emergency measures.

Further information to assist with reviewing your risk assessment is available in the schools risk assessment.

You can find detailed guidance in the Fire safety risk assessment guide for educational establishments.

Business fire safety

Many businesses may be operating with reduced staff numbers, it’s important to still consider the appropriate fire safety measures including the following:

If you have concerns about Fire Safety in the workplace please e-mail:

Identifying vulnerable persons at risk from fire 

Person Centred Risk Assessment

Guidance has been developed to support people that work or that are in regular contact with vulnerable people or people that may need adjustments or assistance in the event of a fire. This guidance will help everyone in connection with the person to identify if they are at an increased risk of fire. It can be used family members, carers, and representatives of housing providers, care providers, local authorities, utility companies or businesses.

You can access the guidance, including the Person Centred Risk Assessment, here.