Fire Risk Assessment for Church Cottage

Church Cottage,
The Green,
Wall,
Hexham,
Northumberland,
NE46 4DX
Assessed by: Jane Michie, Owner
Date: November 2020
Number of floors/area: Two floors
Use: Self-catering Property


Step 1 – Identify fire hazards and fire risks
Electrical wiring and appliances
All wiring and electrical appliances were checked and passed as satisfactory by a qualified electrician.
There are no trailing wires.
The fuse board has been checked and correctly upgraded for the needs of the house, including circuit breakers.
Appliances have been registered with the manufacturer and are checked at every changeover.


Cooking – especially deep fat frying
There are instructions for the use of the electric oven.
Extraction hood and filter are checked and cleaned regularly
There is no facility for deep-fat frying.


Smoking
There is a no smoking policy throughout the property including e-cigarettes.


Heaters and boilers
The boiler is electric.
A carbon monoxide detector is located in the Living Room


Open fires and burners
There is a wood burner in the Living Room. This should be used with the doors closed and regulated with the integral vents. Manual provided.


Elements of structure
The walls are solid stone with plasterboard internally.
Wooden floors.


Furniture and furnishings
All furniture and furnishings that need to comply with Fire Safety for rental accommodation, do so.


Domestic waste
Bins for domestic waste and recycling are kept in the kitchen (glass bin in porch).
These are emptied a minimum of once during/after guests stay into council bins outside the property.
Bedrooms and bathroom have small waste pater bins but are not kept near any sources of ignition.