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Fire Risk Assessment - Traders and Market Stalls
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.
Action / Comment
1. Are adequate exits provided for the numbers
of persons within the unit or stall?
and customers able to evacuate easily if the normal
exit is blocked?)
directional signs indicating the appropriate
escape route and do they comply with current
3. Are the exits maintained available,
unobstructed, and unlocked at all times the
premises are in use?
Unit Name and Location
Date and Time Start Finish
Unit Details Person in Charge
Type and use of Unit
Size (m
Public Total
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9. 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?
10. Have you identified all ignition sources and
ensured that they are kept away from all
flammable materials?
8. 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
Action / Comment
4. If the normal lighting failed would the
occupants be able to make a safe exit?
(Consider back up lighting)
5. Do you have an adequate number of fire
extinguishers/fire blankets available in
prominent positions and easily available for
6. Has the firefighting equipment been tested
within the last 12 months? Note: a certificate of
compliance will normally be required
7. Have your sta been instructed on how to
operate the firefighting equipment provided?
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14. Do you have suicient bins for refuse? Is all
refuse kept away from your unit?
15. Are you aware that petrol generators are not
permitted on site?
Do You use LPG? (If ‘No’ ignore questions 16-25)
16. Do you have an inspection / gas safety
certificate for the appliances and pipework
(copy to be available for inspection) and are
all hose connections made with “crimped
17. Are the cylinders kept outside, secured in the
upright position and out of the reach of the
general public?
Action / Comment
11. Are the structure, roofing, walls and fittings
of your stall or unit flame retardant? Note:
certificates of compliance will normally be
12. If any sta sleep in the stall is there a working
smoke detector and a clear exit route at
night? 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.
13. Are you aware that you must not stock or sell
certain items, i.e. fireworks, garden flares,
household candles, tea lights, etc.?
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Action / Comment
18. Are appliances fixed securely on a firm
non-combustible heat insulating base and
surrounded by shields of similar material on
three sides?
19. Are the cylinders located away from
entrances, emergency exits and circulation
20. Are the gas cylinders readily accessible
to enable easy isolation in case of an
21. Do you ensure that all gas supplies are
isolated at the cylinder, as well as the
appliance when the apparatus is not in use?
22. 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)
Is a member of sta, trained in the safe use of
LPG, present in the unit at all times?
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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.