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Fire Safety Risk Assessment 2006 Health Care Premises

Fire Safety Risk Assessment 2006 Health Care Premises

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Department for Communities and Local Government PublicationsPO Box 236WetherbyWest YorkshireLS23 7NB Tel: 0870 830 7099Fax: 0870 1226 237 Textphone: 0870 1207 405E-mail: odpm@twoten.press.net This document is also available on the DCLG website: www.firesafetyguides.communities.gov.ukReference number: 05 FRSD 03338 (j)Published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Eland House, Bressenden PlaceLondon SW1E 5DU, May 2006.©Crown Copyright 2006.Printed on material containing 100% post-consumer waste (text), 75% post-consumer waste and 25% ECF pulp (cover).ISBN-13: 978 1 85112 824 2ISBN-10: 1 85112 824 7
Copyright in the contents, the cover, the design and the typographical arrangement rests with the Crown.This document/publication is value added. If you wish to re-use this material, please apply for a Click-UseLicence for value added material at www.opsi.gov.uk/click-use/system/online/pLogin.asp
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Contents
How to use this guide
2
Preface
3
Introduction
4
Part 1 Fire risk assessment
9
Step 1
Identify fire hazards12
Step 2
Identify people at risk14
Step 3
Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risk15
Step 4
Record, plan, inform, instruct and train35
Step 5
Review42
Part 2 Further guidance on fire risk assessment and fire precautions
45
Section 1
Further guidance on fire risks and preventative measures46
Section 2
Further guidance on fire-detection and warning systems59
Section 3
Further guidance on firefighting equipment and facilities63
Section 4
Further guidance on escape routes and strategies70
Section 5
Further guidance on emergency escape lighting111
Section 6
Further guidance on signs and notices113
Section 7
Further guidance on recording, planning, informing,instructing and training116
Section 8
Quality assurance of fireprotection equipment and installation127
 Appendix A
Example fire safety maintenance checklist128
 Appendix B
 Technical information on fire-resisting separation,fire doors and door fastenings132
 Appendix C
Historic buildings140
 Appendix D
Glossary142
 Appendix E
Nucleus fire precautions148
References
149
Further reading
153
Index
155
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