Fire Risk Assessment
On the 1st April 2006, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order came into force. The Order replaced all previous fire safety legislation; therefore any fire certificates issued under the Fire Precautions Act cease to have any effect.
Responsibility for complying with the Order rests with the ‘responsible person’. In a workplace this is the employer and any other person who may have control of any part of the premises, e.g. the occupier or owner. In all other premises, the person or people in control of the premises are responsible.
If you are the responsible person, are you able to demonstrate the following:
- All fire risks have been assessed by a competent person and the results recorded
- Actions arising from the fire risk assessment have been closely monitored until closed
- An emergency action plan has been implemented and communicated
- Staff have received adequate training
- Ample means of escape in the event of an emergency
- Adequate means of fire detection, fire warning and fire fighting equipment that are maintained and inspected
The above outlines only a small number of the main requirements of the Order. For some friendly advice on how to fully comply, please contact us.
If you require additional support, here are a few examples of how we can help:
- Fire prevention policy and procedures
- Documented risk assessments
- Emergency action plans
- Fire safety training programmes
Call us to find out how we can help your business – 01789 293758