Fire Safety

Fire Safety Risk Assessment 2019

Carried Out On 20/02/2019 By Jill Walker Kings Church Beverley

Updated : 02/03/22  by Jill Walker and Liz Lauritzen

Section 1) Fire Hazards

Have you found anything that could start a fire?

Having conducted a thorough inspection of the premises we have identified the following items that have the potential to start a fire. These are listed below;

Church/ well-one clinic office

Office photocopier

Office and pharmacy fridges

Office heater

Office Computers and printers

Shredder in office

Reception area heaters

Immersion heater

Consulting room heaters


Church hall

4 heaters

Electrical equipment




Small hall

3 heaters

Electrical equipment

Microwave oven


Link building

Prayer chapel

2 wall heaters

Electrical equipment

Upstairs Hall

2 wall heaters

Electrical equipment


Upstairs toilets

Wall heater


Immersion heater

Downstairs toilets

Wall heater


Immersion heater

Downstairs kitchen area



Have you found anything that could burn?

We have identified the items listed below as things that could burn


Paper, packaging, cardboard boxes and plastic packaging


Magazines, papers and tables

 Surgical & Consulting rooms

Paper, lever arch files, desks and surgical spirits.

Store Cupboards

Cleaning Products, vacuum, stored paper towels.

Church hall

Sofa and 2 armchairs

Room dividers

Papers and tables

Small hall

4 Sofas and 1 armchairs

Link building

Prayer chapel

2 sofas





Upstairs Hall

2 sofas

Padded chairs

Paper and craft supplies

Upstairs toilets

Cleaning Products, vacuum, stored paper towels.

Downstairs toilets

Downstairs kitchen area

Cleaning Products, vacuum, stored paper towels.

Section 2) People at Risk Who could be at risk

Everyone could be at risk from fire Who could be especially at risk

Visitors as they may not be familiar with the building and may not know all the escape routes, especially if they are disabled.

Section 3) Evaluate and act Have you assessed the risks of fire in your workplace?


listed in Section 1

Have you assessed the risk to staff and visitors?

Yes we have these are listed in Section 2

Have you kept any source of fuel and heat/sparks apart?

Yes the heaters are kept well away from sources of fuel. The photocopier is only used occasionally and instruction has been given to all staff that these must be left in energy saving mode or switched off when not in use, and must not be left unattended when in use. All electrical items must be safety checked yearly by a qualified electrician.

If someone wanted to start a fire deliberately, is there anything they could use?

There are surgical spirits in some rooms but there are no matches/lighters that could be used to ignite it. Non staff will not be left alone in these rooms.

Have you removed or secured any hazardous fluids an arsonist could use?

Some rooms used need to have alcohol hand gel in the rooms for infection control, and there may be surgical spirit present for the same reasons. All rooms are locked when not in use and patients / room users would not be left unsupervised.

Have you protected your premises from accidental fire or arson?

Yes, we have a fire alarm system fitted and smoke alarms and sensors and fire bell systems also.

How will you know if there is a fire?

If a fire should start the clinic is small enough that everyone can be informed about it through verbal communication but there is a fire alarm panel by the front entrance which has 3 sounders. One heat detector is in the pharmacy and each room has a smoke detector.

Do you have a plan to warn others?

Yes should a fire start fellow members of staff will be informed immediately. A manual fire bell is located to the side of the main exit.

Who will make sure everyone gets out?

John Beynon  or Jill Walker (deputy).

Who will call the fire service?

John  Beynon or  deputy (jill Walker).

Could you put out a small fire quickly and stop it from spreading?

Yes there are fire extinguishers present in the reception area which connects to all offices and all halls and prayer chapel. These are fully functional as supported by a fire certificate.

Have you planned escape routes?

Yes a mapping of the building has been made which contains information on all possible evacuation routes.

Have you made sure people will be able to safely find their way out, even at night if necessary?

Yes all personnel have been properly instructed of the whereabouts of all possible escape routes and emergency exists are lit and clearly marked.

Does all your safety equipment work?

Yes the fact that there is a fire certificate on the premises is proof that a vigilant eye is kept on the working of fire safety equipment.

Will people know what to do and how to use equipment?

Yes the appropriate training has been given, and will be given to new members of staff with regards to the operation of the fire equipment.

Section 4) Record, plan and train

Have you made a record of what you have found, and action you have taken?

Yes in the form of a risk assessment of all fire hazards and the appropriate measures employed to reduce them.

Have you planned what everyone will do if there is a fire?

Yes evacuation routes have been devised for staff and patients to use in the case of a big fire and appropriate training has been given to the staff to deal with smaller fires.

Have you discussed the plan with all staff?

On induction staff each member is provided with the required information and made to sign a fire safety training record to certify this.

Have you informed and trained people (practised a fire drill and recorded how it went)?


Have you nominated staff to put in place your fire prevention measures and trained them?

Jill Walker is in charge of implementing all the measures.

Have you consulted others who share a building with you, and included them in your plan?

Yes, The Well-One Clinic have been consulted, and their assessments and plans work in conjuction with our own.

Assessment review:

Assessment review date: 09/06/ 2019

Completed by: Jill Walker