Fire Safety in Schools

This page has been compiled to provide information for Headteachers and Governing Bodies to assist them in keeping pupils, staff and visitors safe from fire and where possible, to prevent fire occurring in the first instance.

A number of publications, guidance notes and templates can be found, which have been selected to enable schools to carry out their obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

If you are in any doubt regarding your responsibilities, please contact the Health and Safety Team 01743 252819.

Publications to download:

Schools to use a competent Fire Risk Assessor

Shropshire Council have reviewed their Fire Policy. One of the more significant changes relates to the required competence of those undertaking the Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) in Shropshire Council maintained schools.

Schools are asked to engage the services of a competent fire consultant for completion of the FRA. The following link provides further details:

July 21 - Shropshire Council Note to Head Teachers - Schools to use a Competent Fire Risk Assessor


Links to further resources