There is a legal requirement under the Fire Safety Order, to complete and keep documentation on all aspects of your fire safety provisions, from the initial fire risk assessment report, to fire evacuation plans, strategies, and staff fire training and any servicing and maintenance work carried out on your fire provisions.

Fire Safety Documentation Overview

All documentation could be used in evidence in any legal proceeding taken out by the fire and rescue service if a fire occurs at your premises. The documentation should include records of all servicing contracts for fire alarms, emergency lighting, portable fire extinguishers, staff training, visits by the fire service, fire incidents and false alarm etc. This is not an exhaustive list and there are many more documents required to be kept by the nominated ‘responsible person’.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fire Safety Documentation

Below you will find answers to commonly asked questions.