Fire Risk Assessments

The fire risk assessments carried out by Young Voices have been developed and analysed against the following assessment chart:

The objectives of the Fire Risk Assessments are to ensure that:

  • Fires are prevented;
  • People are protected against fires;
  • Property is protected against fires;
  • Vital business activities, such as transmission and production are not interrupted by fires;
  • Suitable procedures are followed.

This has been achieved by:

  • Ensuring that all fire precautions are monitored and maintained by identifying any potential fire hazards. For example: sources of ignition and fuel;
  • Identifying the appropriate person at the highest risk within and surrounding the site;
  • Evaluating the risk of a fire occurring including the risk to the public and everyone involved in the concerts should a fire occur;
  • Removing or reducing the fire hazards and corresponding risks to persons involved;
  • Ensuring that detection and warning, firefighting, escape routes, signs and notices, lighting, and maintenance are regularly checked and are up to the standards laid out in The New Fire Safety Order;
  • Ensuring the recording of significant findings is done and action is taken;
  • Informing and instructing all relevant people and providing adequate training;
  • Preparing an emergency plan.

Arenas, suppliers, and contractors are required to create their own risk assessments that are in line with the above. Schools are often required to create a risk assessment and will need access to this information.