Fire Safety Checklist

This is a Fire Safety Checklist to adapt for your own use.

If you run a community building, you have several legal responsibilities under Fire Safety Law (The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005).


You must:


  • carry out a fire risk assessment of your premises and review it regularly
  • tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
  • put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
  • plan for an emergency
  • provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training

More information on your responsibilities is available here 



This checklist covers the main areas you may need to consider in this area, but you will need to read it in the context of your own organisation, which may mean amendments to make it fully relevant are necessary. It does not constitute legal advice and further steps may be necessary to ensure you comply with current UK legislation.