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Fire Risk Assessment - Food Concessions
In order to comply with relevant fire safety legislation you MUST complete a
Fire Risk Assessment of your unit.
The Risk Assessment needs to identify the fire hazards and persons at risk. You must endeavour to remove or
reduce these risks and protect people from fire. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in your unit
being prohibited from use. You must be able to answer YES to the following questions. This signed and completed
form must be maintained available for inspection by the Fire & Rescue Service / Event Organiser / Council
You must undertake a Fire Risk Assessment for each unit, which must be suitable for the circumstances. You do not need to use this form and
may use another method if you wish, however, this form is considered to be suitable for most food concession units.
Unit Name and Location
Date and Time Start Finish
Unit Details Person in Charge
Type and use of Unit
Size (m
Public Total
Action / Comment
1. Do you have an inspection / gas safety
certificate for the appliances and pipe work
(copy to be available for inspection) and are
all hose connections made with “crimped
2. Are cooking appliances fixed securely on a
firm non-combustible heat insulating base and
surrounded by shields of similar material on
three sides?
3. Do the shields provide an adequate and
the heat source and any combustible material?
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Action / Comment
4. Have you ensured that no combustible
materials can be blown against, or fall onto the
5. Are the LPG cylinders kept outside, or within a
specific ventilated unit, secured in the upright
position and out of the reach of the general
6. Do you ensure that only those cylinders in
use are kept at your unit/stall?
(Spares should
be kept to a minimum and in line with any specific
conditions for the event)
7. Are the gas cylinders readily accessible
to enable easy isolation in case of an
8. Are the cylinders located away from
entrances, emergency exits and circulation
9. Do you ensure that gas supplied is isolated
at the cylinder, as well as the appliance when
the apparatus is not in use and appliances
are fitted with full flame safety devices on all
burners that are not readily visible?
10. Do you ensure replacement cylinders are
fitted in the open air away from any sources
of ignition?
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15. If you intend to trade during the hours of
darkness, do you have suicient lighting
inside and outside your unit?
16. If the normal lighting failed would the
occupants be able to make a safe exit?
(Consider back up lighting)
17. Do you have an adequate number of fire
extinguishers/fire blankets available in
prominent positions and easily available for
Action / Comment
11. Is a member of sta, appropriately trained in
the safe use of LPG, present in the unit at all
12. Are the structure, roofing, walls and fittings of
your stall or unit flame retardant? (Certificates
of compliance will normally be required)
13. Where necessary, are there suicient
directional signs indicating the appropriate
escape route and do they comply with current
14. Are the exits maintained available,
unobstructed, and unlocked at all times the
unit is in use.
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Action / Comment
18. Has the firefighting equipment been tested
within the last 12 months? Note: a certificate of
compliance will normally be required
19. Have sta been instructed on how to operate
the firefighting equipment provided?
20. Have your sta been made aware of what
to do should an incident occur, how to raise
the alarm, evacuate the unit and the exit
21. Are you aware that petrol generators are not
permitted on site?
22. Have you identified all ignition sources
and ensured that they are kept away from
combustible materials?
23. Have you identified combustible materials
that could promote fire spread beyond the
point of ignition such as paper/cardboard,
bottled LPG, etc. and reduced the risk of them
being involved in an incident?
24. Do you have suicient refuse bins, and do you
ensure that all refuse is disposed of correctly,
out of reach of the public?
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If answer to any question is “NO”, please detail below actions taken to remedy the situation.
Stallholder /
Responsible Person
Signature Print Name Date
PLEASE NOTE: This document does not preclude you from prosecution or removal from the site should a
subsequent inspection reveal unsatisfactory standards.
Action / Comment
25. If any sta sleep in the stall is there a working
smoke detector and a clear exit route at
Note: Persons should not be allowed to sleep
within a high risk area and some Authorities and
events do NOT allow any sleeping within units.