HOCS Team may visit your premises and undertake a fire safety audit which is usually agreed and all fire safety overseers will be in uniform and carry identification.
The audit is an examination of the premises and relevant documents to ascertain how the premises are being managed regarding fire safety. The in-charge officer may also wish to talk to members of staff to confirm their level of fire safety alertness.
The emphasis is on the responsible person demonstrating they have met the duties required by the fire safety order. For this reason we may ask to see the following documents as evidence.
- Preventative and protective measures regarding fire
- Emergency plans for the premises (what to do in the event of a fire)
- Action plans related to any significant findings of the fire risk assessment
- Fire safety maintenance checklist (what is checked, by who, and when)
- Fire drills and staff fire training records (who, when, & what training)
- Staff information on fire safety and dangerous substances.
The above list is not in-depth and other evidence may be required depending on the site location and circumstances.