The Fire Log Book

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Fire Safety Compliance and Record-Keeping

Adhering to the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 mandates detailed record-keeping of fire safety measures and equipment checks. Fire logbooks serve as a vital tool in managing these requirements efficiently.

Fire Safety Logbooks: Formats and Storage

Fire safety logbooks, essential for recording fire safety activities, come in various formats:

  • Digital or paper-based logbooks
  • Commercially produced, downloadable templates, or custom-designed
  • Recommendation for storage in wall-mounted pouches for easy access

Key Components of a Fire Safety Logbook

Elements of an effective fire safety logbook include:

  • Emergency contact information
  • List of fire safety personnel and fire brigade visits
  • Documentation of fire drills and evacuation practices
  • Records of fire alarm, door, and emergency lighting maintenance
  • Maintenance checks for fire extinguishers and hose reels
  • Staff training records on fire safety procedures

Documenting Fire Safety Measures

Each section of the logbook is dedicated to specific aspects of fire safety, from alarm monitoring to staff training, ensuring comprehensive coverage of fire safety management.

Importance of Regular Updates and Inspections

Regularly updating and inspecting the fire safety logbook is crucial for:

  • Ensuring compliance with fire safety regulations
  • Enhancing workplace safety and preparedness


Maintaining a detailed and current fire safety logbook is essential for compliance with regulatory requirements and for fostering a safe working environment.