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Hotel or B&B Fire Risk Assessment

HS.FRA.03

This Hotel or Bed & Breakfast Fire Risk Assessment Form is intended for use by those who run a small hotel or bed and breakfast establishment, including those establishments run via online marketplaces for holiday accommodation such as Airbnb and Vrbo. 

Even if a single room is rented out just once, there is still a requirement to carry out or commission a Fire Risk Assessment under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – often known as the Fire Safety Order (FSO) and its supplementary legislation- the Fire Safety Act 2021, the Building Safety Act 2022 and the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022. Not all the legislation will apply to each particular premises and a professional should be engaged if you are unsure.

The Duty Holder can carry out the risk assessment themselves but it is recommended that a competent person is instructed to assist in this important task. More information can be found here. This guidance provides background information on the current legislation relating to carrying out a residential fire risk assessment and also provides information on who should be carrying out residential fire risk assessments.

The Hotel or B&B FRA template does not provide an exhaustive list and there may be items in respect of your establishment that are not on the list. For this reason, the form contains blank boxes for additional items specific to your particular circumstances, which you can use as needed. 

When doing the fire risk assessment, it is necessary to:

  • consider the building fabric, fire doors etc.
  • consider any areas/rooms where fire is more likely such as the kitchen or bar/smoking area.
  • consider the guests and employees who may be at risk, thinking about any less able-bodied guests.
  • consider the escape routes.
  • ensure there is a suitable alarm system in place to warn the guests if there is a fire.

Once the fire safety risk assessment has been completed and any issues have been noted on an action plan, a timetable must be set for rectifying them within a reasonable period of time.

When signed and dated by the most senior person in the business this document will affirm the business’s determination to be compliant with health and safety legislation. 

Once you have purchased access to the appropriate document folder click on the “Download Document” button below. You will be asked what you want to do with the file. It is recommended that you save the document to a location of your choice prior to viewing.

This template is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes. 

This document can also be downloaded from:

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