The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
This order came into force on 01 October 2006 and places a duty on the ‘responsible person’ to carry out a fire risk assessment of their premises. In the workplace this is the employer or any other person who may have control of the premises, eg the occupier or owner.
The completion of a Fire Risk Assessment will ensure that you and your company meets legislation imposed by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Fire Risk Assessment
By contracting us to complete a fire risk assessment on your behalf we will;
- Identify any hazards within the workplace which pose a fire risk
- Identify any features within the workplace which could place employees at risk in the event of a fire occuring
- Identify any measures which can be put in place to either eliminate completely or minimize the risk
We use a simple method for our risk assessments and rate as below, making them clear, concise and easy to understand;
- Low: Unlikely to occur
- Medium: Possible occurrence
- High: Very High Chance of Occurrence
Measures to Reduce Risk
During the assessment process we will establish what measures can be taken to reduce the risks to as low as possible. These can take the form of:
Removing the item that is presenting the hazard if it is not required in the workplace
If the item causing the hazard cannot be removed, it could be possible to reduce the amount required. Such as reducing the amount of flammable material kept to lowest amounts required.
Replacing a product to a less dangerous alternative
Ensuring flammable substances are stored in suitable containers and away from sources of ignition
Maintenance and Repair
Ensuring equipment is kept in good order by regular maintenance and repair when required. Regular maintenance avoids the possibility of defective equipment causing fires.
Good security will reduce the opportunity for vandalism or arson
A tidy workplace with rubbish removed regularly will remove the risks of fire escape routes being inaccessible and a build up of flammable materials
Are you affected?
If you are responsible for or are any of the following then you have a legal duty to conduct a fire risk assessment:
- Responsible for a Business Premises, Block of Apartments or House of Multiple Occupation
- In a licensed property
- An Employer
- A Charity or Voluntary Organisation
- A Contractor with control over a Premises
How we can help?
By contacting us today we will arrange to visit your premises and conduct a thorough fire risk assessment on your behalf. A detailed report will be provided clearly explaining all improvements required
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