The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order places a duty on all workplaces to manage the fire safety within. The starting point of this process is completion of a ‘suitable and sufficient’ FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT.
The ‘Responsible Person’ is deemed to be the employer, occupier or owner and they are required to ensure the fire risk assessment is completed and recorded where 5 or more persons are employed. Some other organisations such as holiday let and property management companies may require owners to record this process regardless of number of employees.
The process of fire risk assessment incorporates identification of the hazards and persons at risk, identifying control measures, recording and informing on those measures and regularly reviewing that process. Most fire authorities, the enforcing authority of this legislation, will not consider any fire risk assessment conducted more than twelve months ago as being ‘suitable and sufficient’.
While the legislation currently permits the Responsible Person to conduct their own Fire Risk Assessment or nominate a person ‘in house’ to do so, you must ensure the person completing it has suitable knowledge, training and experience of fire safety to do so taking consideration of the identified risks in your workplace.
Total Safety has over thirty years experience of fires and fire safety, with its consultants having worked as local authority enforcement officers and for the last 12 years conducting fire risk assessments in a range of workplaces including Hotels, Offices, Factories, Sports Stadiums, Holiday Parks, Schools, Healthcare premises and temporary event sites such as music festivals and food fayres.
Our services are competitively priced to help you meet your needs and we will work with you to find cost effective means to ensure compliance.
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