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Risk Assessment Template

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have produced a number of generic fire risk assessment templates which are a good example of a fire risk assessment, and illustrate some of the areas you should consider. 

It must be stressed that the templates provided are only a guide, and you must ensure that your fire risk assessment is suitable and sufficient. 

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Small / Medium Businesses

Our ‘Fire Risk Assessment for Small / Medium Businesses’ is designed to assist businesses improve fire safety in their premises, but stress the person completing or reviewing the fire risk assessment must be competent.

Note: If you choose to get advice or a specialist to complete your fire risk assessment, you are still legally responsible for the fire safety in your premises and the fire risk assessment.

Download the Small/Med Business Risk Assessment

Open Air Events (market stalls)

Our ‘Fire Risk Assessment for Open Air Events’ is designed to be used by small food concession traders and market stall holders operating at outdoor events. It is suitable for most food concession stands where customers do not enter a structure.

It is not suitable for units or stands where customers enter a structure (all tents and buildings or where fixed structures that will restrict the movement of people), for complex large scale structures or operations which would require a more in depth fire risk assessment.

If you need a more in depth fire risk assessment template, please refer to our fire risk assessment for small and medium size businesses above or seek advice from a competent fire risk assessor.

Download the Open Air Event Risk Assessment

Do you have paying guests?

If you provide accommodation for paying guests in England and Wales, we have produced a word version of the risk assessment and checklist (below), from the guide 'Do you have paying guests'.

Download the Paying Guests Risk Assessment

Risk assessment for petroleum sites

We have created a risk assessment guide and template for sites that store and use petroleum, briefly explaining the legislation and how to carry out a risk assessment using our template. 

The guide covers the following:

  • Legislation requirements
  • How to complete a risk assessment
  • Hazardous atmospheres
  • Creating a hazardous zone plan
  • Risk assessment template


Download the Petroleum Risk Assessment

Note: Using our risk assessment template and guidance does not automatically demonstrate compliance with the law, and will not prejudice any enforcement action that may be taken by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service as a result of any fire safety deficiencies found during an audit.

If after reading our fire risk assessment template you feel you need further guidance on completing it, please refer to our webpage 'Completing a fire risk assessment'.