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Our qualified experts can undertake a Fire Risk Assessment of your building to ensure you meet the requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Section 3  and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
A fire risk assessment helps you to identify all the fire hazards and associated risks in your premises. It allows you to determine if any action needs to be taken to reduce or control fire related risks and keep any employees, students, and visitors safe.
As well as increasing the safety of those in the building, having a fire risk assessment for non-domestic premises is a legal requirement under the RR(FS)O 2005.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force on 1st October 2006. The order amended primary legislation concerning fire safety and added to legal obligations. The significant changes over old legislation were:-
We’ll consider all persons who may be at risk if a fire were to break out in your building.
We’ll determine what and where the fuel sources and ignition sources are around your property.
We’ll evaluate everything related to the fire safety of your building and employees including your existing fire safety processes, staff training, fire detection and fire extinguishing systems, and escape routes.
You’ll be given a full audit summary with a breakdown of the recommended actions to mitigate any risks and bring your premises up to regulation standards.
We’ll let you know when you should next review your fire risk assessment and will be here to help when the time comes.
The ‘Responsible Person’ is responsible for ensuring that a fire risk assessment is completed. This obligation will default to the primary duty holder if a person is not defined. The risk assessment can be carried out by a ‘competent person’ who can complete a suitable and sufficient assessment of your premises. If you are unsure of how to carry out a risk assessment or not confident in doing so then we recommend seeking advice from an experienced risk assessor to ensure a thorough and unbiased assessment. Our expert risk assessors can complete your fire risk assessment and provide advise on any required remedial action.
In some instances, a risk assessment may state when the following review must be carried out. However, there is no specific timeframe for how frequently a fire risk assessment must be reviewed. The responsible person must review the fire risk assessment if:
Examples of times when it may be necessary to review the fire risk assessment include if the premises undergoes major building works such as structural changes, or if the company has a growth spurt and employs a larger number of staff.
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, all non-domestic premises including workplaces, commercial properties, and premises that the public have access to, must have a have a Fire Risk Assessment performed by a competent person. The HSE website has more information on fire safety and your responsibilities as an employer or owner of a non-domestic building.