Fire safety risk assessment: educational premises

Guidance about completing a fire safety risk assessment for people responsible for educational premises.



This guide is for all employers, head teachers, governors, vice-chancellors, occupiers and owners of premises where the main use of the building (or part of the building) is for educational purposes including:

  • schools including Sunday schools and after-school clubs
  • universities
  • academies
  • crèches
  • adult education centres
  • outdoor education centres
  • music schools

This guide does not apply to residential premises such as university halls of residence, boarding school sleeping accommodation.

A hard copy of this publication costs £12 and is available from:

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