Fire Risk Assessments
Fire Safety & Fire Risk Assessments
All workplaces, commercial premises and buildings to which the public have access, must have a fire risk assessment carried out.
The responsible person must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons are exposed.
This risk assessment is essential for the purpose of identifying the measures required to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on them by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
As the ‘Responsible Person’, you are responsible in law for keeping your fire risk assessment up-to-date and valid, and to ensure it reflects any significant changes that may have taken place. These periodic reviews are essential and Allfire will happily discuss how often you should be undertaking fire risk assessment ‘reviews’ specific to your risk.
The responsible person must do everything reasonably practicable to reduce the risk of fire and of fire developing if it breaks out, this can be helped by completing a fire safety risk assessment.
The fire risk assessment should cover all aspects of fire safety relevant to your business or premises. In addition to hazard identification, this is likely to include: building evacuation plans; fire safety equipment; fire detection and warning systems; means of escape; firefighting equipment; fire drills and training, together with maintenance and record keeping.