Fire Risk Assessments
What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
If you are in control of any part of a commercial premises you are under a legal obligation to carry out a detailed fire risk assessment to identifying risks and hazards in the premises. A fire risk assessment is essential in keeping your premises safe for everyone.
Is it the law to have a Fire Risk Assessment?
In the UK it is a legal requirement for a fire risk assessment to be carried out on almost all premises where people could be working.
This is under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England and Wales, the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 in Scotland and the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 in Northern Ireland.
Under these regulations, the "responsible person" is legally obliged to ensure that the fire risk assessment is carried out and to deal with any problems that were highlighted during that assessment (although the relevant phrase is "duty holder" under the Scotland regulations and "appropriate person" under the Northern Ireland regulations).
The definition of the "responsible person" is typically the person who has primary responsibility for a premises. This could include facilities managers, owners of premises and managers of buildings.
How Can We Help?
M-Fire's dedicated team of fire safety professionals including former and current serving Fire Officers can attend your premises and carry out a full fire risk assessment and fire safety audit. They will then prepare an A4 bound document highlighting the current preventative and protective measures and any room for improvement, this may include a comprehensive action plan with photographs to help you in implementing any of the points within.
Following a Fire Risk Assessment that has an action plan, our team will assist you in any way they can in implementing the points raised on the action plan, this may include giving information about how to implement measures and recommend organisations that can help you further.
Want to Know More?
If you would like more information on how we can help you to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or for a no obligation quotation, please Contact us.