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B&B Fire Risk Assessment

Mullacott Farm


EX34 8NA


Person Undertaking the Assessment - Name:      

Mrs. Alison Homa

- Position:      


Date of Assessment:      


Fire Risk Assessment

Swallow Barn Bed and Breakfast at Mullacott Farm

Step 1 - Identify Fire Hazards and Fire Risks.


1.1 Sources of ignition

a) Electrical - wiring and appliances

  i.   Electrical wiring has been checked 2019. 
  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 2 years.  March 2018. 
  vi.  All appliances labeled to show date of last test 27.02.2022. 

b) Cooking


 i. Only owners are cooking, with equipment that has been used a long time.
  ii. The equipment is regularly cleaned and free from grease.

c) Smoking
   i.  There is a strict 'no smoking' policy throughout the B&B.  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 B&B. 

e) Heaters and boilers

    i.  The sort of heating in the property is wall-mounted radiators. 
  ii.  All the heaters are in good condition. 
  iii. There are no freestanding heaters. 
   iv. The boiler is regularly serviced on contract.    

f) Open fires

There are no open fires in the B&B.

g) Others

There are no other sources of ignition in the property.

1.2. Fuel present

There is no fuel present in the B&B. 

h) Elements of structure
    i.   The ground floor is made of concrete - they are non-combustible, and the first floor is wood.
  ii.  The external walls are stone, with plasterboard.  The internal walls are stud walling with plasterboard.  
  iii. There are no additional claddings in combustible materials.

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.   Regular checks are carried out to ensure kitchen and cooking equipment is 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 24 people.  
  ii. It is anticipated that children will stay in the property and, they could be anywhere in the building.  
  iii. We may 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 stone barn on 2 floors. 

b) Detail the number of exit doors and where they are:
    i. Both exit doors from room 1 and 2 are outward opening.  The main front door is inward opening.  The door leading to the caravan storage barn is not a fire exit, and often locked, but when open it leads inwards. 
  ii. All doors are easy to open.
  iii. All doors are always kept clear and available for use. 

    iv. All bedroom windows are unlocked and have easy access.      

3.2. The fire alarm and fire detection

c) Describe what fire alarm and fire detectors have been provided?
  i. When the fire alarm sounds the emergency lighting automatically turns on.
  ii. The fire alarm is maintained under contract, with M&E alarms.

3.3. Fire fighting equipment

d) Detail what fire extinguishers/blankets are provided and where they are.
  i.  In the kitchen are a dry powder extinguisher, and a fire blanket.
  ii.  At the bottom of the stairs there is a water extinguisher.
  iii. At the top of the stairs there is a water extinguisher.

3.4. Escape lighting

e) Detail areas covered by emergency lighting (if any):
  i.   The top landing has a battery powered emergency light.
  ii.  The dining room has a battery powered emergency light and the dining room door automatically closes when the alarm sounds.
  iii.  The entrance hallway has a battery powered emergency light.
  iv.  There is a sodium discharge light on the building outside, 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 right out of the B&B and walk up the hill track for 50m. 


Created: 04.09.2023

B&B Fire Risk Assessment
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