A choice of bed and breakfast or holiday let accommodation

 situated in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck.

Fire Safety Risk Assessment Form

Address Covered By This Assessment

Priory Farm Cottage, East Holme Wareham Dorset BH20 6AG


Helen Goldsack

Date Of Assessment


Date Of Reassessment


STEP 1 – Identify Fire Hazards

Sources Of Ignition

Sources Of Fuel

Sources Of Oxygen

Wood burner ground floor in lounge

Solid fuel

Controlled flue.

Rayburn cooker ground floor in kitchen


Vent and flue

Central heating & hot water boiler ground floor

Heat pipes from village centralised wood burner

None at the cottage vent & flue at the village system

fan heater in conservatory



STEP 2 – Identify People At Risk

Short term tenants only


STEP 3 – Evaluate, Remove Or Reduce, And Protect From Risk

3.1 Evaluate the risk of a fire starting

Low risk – wood burner has a closable door and a fire guard. Electric equipment PAT tested.

3.2 Evaluate the risk to people from a fire

 Low risk – front door and rear door exits

3.3 Remove or reduce the hazards

Fire guard and other steps taken as detailed.

3.4 Remove or reduce the risks to people from a fire

All exit routes have clear access and workable doors at all times.

3.5 Protect people by providing fire precautions

 Three smoke alarms one on ground floor and two on second floor.Fire extinguisher next to cooker.
Owners on site in event of emergency

STEP 4 – Record, Plan, Inform, Instruct And Train

4.1 Record any major findings and actions you have taken

Instruction and advice sheet provided in welcome pack and displayed near rear exit.

4.2 Discuss and work with other responsible people

DH cottage holidays available for advice, owners on site.

4.3 Prepare an Emergency Plan

Evacuation plan displayed at exits , call 999 , evacuate building and ensure safety of all occupants is dealt with in first instance, if possible tackle fire once guests are safe.Advise DHC and owners as soon as possible.

4.4 Inform and instruct relevant people

See information pack

4.5 Provide training

Occupants to familiarise themselves with escape routes upon arrival. Owners to check when greeting guests.

STEP 5 – Review

Owners to check smoke alarms and status of fire extinguisher on weekly turn around. Exits to be kept clear and doors and opening windows to be in full working order at all times