Fire Risk Assesments

A fire risk assessment involves a physical inspection of the building to determine the adequacy of the existing fire precautions and the need for any additional measures. However, of equal importance to the physical inspection is a review of fire safety management in the organisation and consideration of the human factors – how people will respond to an emergency and whether they will take appropriate action.

Fire Risk Assessment Overview. From 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person (RP) of any non domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment, including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire, and identify persons at risk.

Whos Resposible?

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

  •     an employer
  •     the owner
  •     the landlord
  •     an occupier

anyone else with control of the premises,
eg a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor

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

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

What We will do

Our risk assessors will inspect every area of your property to identify potential risks and steps that can be taken to reduce or eliminate them. Once complete, you will receive a clear report of the findings that will give you all the guidance you need to implement a fire safety policy and take appropriate precautions against all present risks. 


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