Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

First published 1st May, 2020

A suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment (FRA) must be submitted to ELP no less than 4 weeks prior to the first day the event is open for business.

The FRA must be carried out by a competent person with suitable fire safety experience and qualifications.

Items of particular interest (but are not limited to) include:

  • An emergency plan
  • An evacuation plan
  • Safe capacity calculations for the event arena as an entity
  • Safe capacity calculations for specific areas of the event arena (e.g. marquee tents or other enclosed areas)
  • Measures to ensure safe capacities are not exceeded
  • Any high fire risk activities or features (e.g. pyrotechnics, commercial catering facilities)
  • Access for emergency vehicles
  • Staff training

See Fireworks
See Risk Assessment
See Special Production Effects and Hazardous Activity

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