Fire Risk Assessments

Take the strain out of completing a fire risk assessment

UK fire safety legislation places emphasis on preventing fires and reducing risk. Anyone who has some control over premises (the ‘responsible person’) must take reasonable steps to reduce the likelihood of fire and make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire. The regulations apply to virtually all non-domestic premises in the United Kingdom; in England and Wales the communal areas (common parts) of blocks of flats, are also included.

If you are an employer or have control over the premises or activities that take place on the premises, then you have responsibilities under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO) It is your duty to ensure the safety of the people in the premises.

What are my responsibilities as 'Responsible Person'?

As responsible person you must address the following issues:

Am I required to carry out a fire risk assessment?

Yes you are, the Fire Risk Assessment lies at the core of fire safety arrangements. It is a methodical analysis of all areas of your premises to identify potential fire hazards and the people that will be in danger in the event of a fire. The risk assessment will identify whether current fire prevention and protection methods are adequate, and where they are not, detail the actions required to remove or reduce the fire risk.

If your organisation employs five or more people; or your premises are licensed you must record the significant findings of the assessment. But it is good practice to record your significant findings in any case.

Our fire experts are trained to complete fire risk assessments to the highest level and will take away the worries that completing one of these reports can cause. A Panache Fire Services Fire Risk Assessor will visit your premises and following their fire assessment will provide you with a detailed written report. We believe in working in partnership with our clients to ensure that they receive the support they need to put our recommendations into place.
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