FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS

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Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, all ‘responsible persons’ must do a fire risk assessment. It states that the fire risk assessment must be ‘suitable and sufficient’ and carried out by a ‘competent person’. This is a legal requirement but you don’t have to do it on your own.

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What is involved

The objectives of the Fire Risk Assessment assessment is to eliminate or reduce the risk of harm from fire in the workplace for moral, legal and economic reasons.

During the assessment the assessor will explain how HSE fire safety rules affect you. The fire risk assessment survey will highlight any fire risks in your property and raise any recommendations to make your premises safe, this is then compiled in to a full written fire assessment report.

Our fire risk assessment document follows the guidance and recommended methodology of PAS 79. As part of our services we will also a company provide you with any advice following the fire risk assessment visit and receipt of the fire risk assessment report.
 
 
 
Please contact us for a free and no obligation quotation about a fire risk assessment.

Who needs a Fire Risk Assessment

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (commonly known as the Fire Safety Order) introduced a legal duty for ‘the responsible person’ to take all ‘reasonably practicable’ steps to ensure that fire safety levels are appropriate at all times to ensure the safety and protection of buildings, employees and members of public.

You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re:

  • an employer
  • the owner
  • the landlord
  • an occupier
  • responsible person of the premises

Producing a Fire Risk Assessment is a mandatory, legal requirement if you fall into any of the categories listed below:

  • An employer or self-employed with business premises
  • A landlord responsible for business premises
  • A landlord of a house of multiple occupancy (HMO)
  • Premises providing accommodation for paying guests
  • Premises open to the public and consumers
  • Charities, churches, and voluntary organisations
  • Educational building, nurseries, schools, colleges
  • Medical facilities and care homes
  • Contractors responsible for all or parts of buildings
  • Residential property with communal or shared area

A Fire Risk assessment must be performed by a responsible and competent person.

Some questions answered

Most frequent questions and answers

A fire risk assessment is an organised and methodical look at your premises, the activities carried on there and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and around the premises.

The aims of the fire risk assessment are:

• To identify the fire hazards.

• To reduce the risk of those hazards causing harm to as low as reasonably practicable.

• To decide what physical fire precautions and management arrangements are necessary to ensure the safety of people in your premises if a fire does start.

A fire risk assessment will help to determine the chances of a fire starting and the dangers from fire that your premises present for the people who use them and any person in the immediate vicinity.

The Fire Risk Assessment report is regulatory requirement and is acceptable for insurance purposes. You can research the procedure to complete a fire risk assessment yourself with the help of standard fire safety risk assessment guides.

If you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself you need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help, for example a professional risk assessor which is where we can help, leaving you to run your business.

 

Yes, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (commonly known simply as the Fire Safety Order) introduced a legal duty for ‘the responsible person’ to take all reasonable steps to ensure that fire safety levels are appropriate at all times.

You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re:

  • an employer
  • the owner
  • the landlord
  • an occupier
  • responsible person of the premises

You’re known as the ‘responsible person’. If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet you responsibilities.

The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, for example if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.

The amount of information available can be overwhelming. As a starting point we recommend the official Fire Service website, which offers excellent advice for the home and business. Additionally, for general and specific information, you can visit the Government Health and Safety HSE.Gov.UK website. This link displays the specific section for Fire Risk Assessment guides. The Government guides available are excellent but can be lengthy so will take time to study

 

Producing a Fire Risk Assessment is a regulatory requirement, so must be produced. Failure to produce a FRA could result in a fine. If investigated and findings are not acceptable, this could result in business closure until the premises is made safe to employees and members of the public

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