Fire Risk Assessments
A fire risk assessment is an important document that provides key information to the Responsible Person and others, to help them understand what it is they need to do to maintain safe premises in relation to fire and keep relevant people safe
It is the statutory duty of the Responsible Person to ensure that a ‘suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment is in place in respect of the premises as described in Article 9 of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Responsible Person needs to ensure that a fire risk assessment for the premises is recorded if:
(a) he employs five or more employees;
(b) a licence under an enactment is in force in relation to the premises; or
(c) an alterations notice requiring this is in force in relation to the premises.
The information that must be recorded are the significant findings and any group of persons identified by the assessment as being especially at risk.
We have an IFE registered fire risk assessor
Nigel Day GIFireE
Nigel can ensure that your organisation complies with fire safety legislation in respect of risk assessment, by visiting and inspecting your premises and producing a suitable and sufficient, premises specific fire risk assessment in respect of life safety. The fire risk assessment documents that you receive, will:
- Identify the fire hazards within your premises
- Determine the people who are at risk
- Evaluate the risks and identify ways to reduce or eliminate these risks
- Confirm the adequacy of the control measures currently provided
- Include a written record of the significant findings
- Contain an Action Plan that will be prioritised and help you identify the measures required to reduce risk to life safety in respect of fire
- Recommend an appropriate review date
- Contain a Fire Log Book that can be used by you to record routine tests, checks, visits by service contractors etc.
- Contain a premises specific fire evacuation plan
In addition, for the validity duration of the fire risk assessment, support services such as verbal advice, (by telephone) will be provided at no extra cost to you.