Fire can track through areas not sufficiently fire stopped! Area beneath External fire escapes should be kept clear at all times Ensure dust covers are removed from smoke detectors Fire extinguishers are for fighting small fires NOT wedging fire doors open!!! What is the Fire risk here? Ensure your residents use proper ashtrays as using black bags has a high risk of fire starting. This is a good example of an Under drawn staircase leading to a Basement Bags are for shopping! not covering smoke detectors Burn marks on bed, carpet and full ashtray all contributes to serious risk of fire occurring Socks are for your feet! dont put your self or other residents at risk by covering smoke detectors Basement ceiling not fire resisting Will this smoke seal be effective? Hostel Which detector works? Electrics in a Shower! What type of key do you require to test emergency lighting Will this partition prevent the passage of smoke? Is the person in the image fumbling for the key? Bank of electrics, enclose in fire resisting construction Poor workmanship from contractors Is this acceptable for a single stair building? Will this provide 30 minutes fire resistance What risk does this pose? Only 1 screw on a fire door hinge! Can you spot the risks here? this was identified on a fire risk assessment! Careless disposal increases risk of fire Can you spot the issues here? Dispose of smoking materials correctly, this could have caused a serious fire The detector is there to give early warning do not cover Tell tale signs of poor disposal of smoking materials Try escaping via this exit! see next photo Dont think so! Above a fire door, not fire resisting, maintain your means of escape, provide 30 minutes fire resistance to escape routes Fire alarm sounder, will this raise the alarm? Wooden fire escape Hmmm Breaches of fire compartmentation Acceptable or not? fire stopping above false ceiling acceptable or not? Broken self closer Means of escape or escape? Loose bricks over a means of escape Dangerous Wall on means of escape Community Safety Breach of compartmentation Don’t put people at risk. Why should you have a fire risk assessment? Landlords ensure your residents do not hoard unnecessary items T.V. on surrounded by paper = high fire risk High fire loading in a bedroom in a hostel Do not store photo-copiers under stairs Dont forget to remove the dust covers What type of Fire Door is this?