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Fire Risk Assessment Camping Barn

Camping Barn- Fire Risk Assessment

Mullacott Farm



EX34 8NA

01271 866877

  Person Undertaking the Assessment - Name:      

Mrs. Alison Homa

  - Position:      


  Date of Assessment:      


Fire Risk Assessment

Mullacott Farm Camping Barn

Step 1 - Identify Fire Hazards and Fire Risks

1.1 Sources of ignition

a) Electrical - wiring and appliances
  i.   Electrical wiring has been checked 2014.
  ii.   Cables, overloaded sockets/adapters/extension leads, damage to cables, scorched cracked or loose sockets/switches have been eliminated.
  iii.  The fuse board/circuit breakers are in good condition and correctly labeled.
  iv.  The appliances are in good condition, with undamaged cables.
  v.   The electrical appliances been checked by a competent person within the last year.  July 2008.
  vi.  All appliances labeled to show date of last test 27.02.2022

b) Cooking - especially deep-fat frying
There are instructions for the safe use of cooking equipment

c) Smoking

i.  There is a strict 'no smoking' policy throughout the camping barn.  Smoking is only allowed outside of the building. This includes vapes.
  ii. There is a metal, sand filled bin, outside, for cigarette butts that is emptied when needed. 

iii.  Drugs are not permitted anywhere on the farm.

d) Candles
Candleholders/candlesticks or tea lights are not permitted to be used in the camping barn.

e) Heaters and boilers
  i.  The sort of heating in the property is wall mounted electric heaters.
  ii.  All the heaters are in good condition.
  iii. There are no freestanding heaters.
  iv. There is no boiler. 

f) Open fires
There are no open fires in the camping barn.

g) Others
The only other sources of ignition in the camping barn is the electric water heater in the kitchen, which is regularly tested on the PAT test.

1.2. Fuel present
There is no fuel present in the camping barn.

h) Elements of structure
  i.   The floors made of concrete - they are non-combustible. 
  ii.  The walls are wooden - they are combustible. 
  iii. There are no additional claddings in combustible materials, but the whole building is a wooden barn structure.

i) Furniture and furnishings
  i. Furnishings do comply with the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire Safety) Regulations - the mattresses do not have to display the test label, as stated by the regulations.
  ii. There is nothing that could be deemed to be unusual and/or give rise to an increased fire risk.

j) Domestic waste
  i. Domestic waste is removed from the property daily.
  ii.Domestic waste is kept away from sources of ignition. 


k) Other items - e.g. petrol for lawnmowers, cleaning materials etc
There are none.

1.3. Activities that might cause a fire, including work processes/procedures etc.
  i.   Cooking - Bad practice with cooker, microwave or toaster.  Common sense should prevail on correct usage.  Regular checks are carried out to ensure they fully working properly.
  ii.   Illegal use of BBQ - BBQ area in camping field is provided.
  iii.  Illegal use of candles - prohibited.
  iv.  Illegal smoking - prohibited inside, tin bucket for dog-ends provided outside.

Step 2 - Identify Persons at Risk.

2.1 Number of guests
  i. The property considered suitable for 20 people. 
  ii. It is anticipated that children will stay in the property and, they could be anywhere in the building.  There could be 18 children with 2 adults responsible for them.
  iii. We do not expect to be accommodating persons who require assistance to escape the property.

2.2. Number of staff/employees
We have no employees.

Step 3 - Evaluate the Risks.

3.1. Means of escape

a) Detail the type of property:
The property is a converted wooden stable block in a 'U' shape built around a small courtyard.  It is a ground floor construction.

b) Detail the number of exit doors and where they are:
  i. All exit doors are outward opening.  There is one in the kitchen, and the remaining 4 spread along the sleeping areas.
  ii. All doors are easy to open, with a crash bar handle.
  iii. All doors are always kept clear and available for use.

3.2. The fire alarm and fire detection

c) Describe what fire alarm and fire detectors have been provided?
  i. People hard of hearing, or otherwise have a door in every room that can be evacuated from. 
  ii. The smoke alarms are mains activated with a battery back up.


3.3. Fire fighting equipment

d) Detail what fire extinguishers/blankets are provided and where they are.
  i.    There is a fire blanket provided in the kitchen.
  ii.   There is a CO2 fire extinguisher in the kitchen, and another in the last bedroom, next to the fuse box.
  iii.  There is a water fire extinguisher in the dining room, and another one in the middle bedroom.

3.4. Escape lighting

e) Detail areas covered by emergency lighting (if any):
There is a sodium discharge light on the building opposite the camping barn, which lights the whole area up.

3.5. Evacuation procedure

f) Describe the evacuation procedures
  On discovering a fire (no matter how small)
The alarm will automatically sound.
  EVACUATE the building, via the nearest exit.
  DIAL 999 immediately and give details of the fire.
  CLOSE all doors and windows in the vicinity of the fire.
  PROCEED immediately to the Assembly Point:-
  The Assembly point is in the camping field.  Turn left out of the camping barn and walk up the hill track for 50m

Created: 04.09.2023

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