As employers (or building owners or occupiers) you're known as the ‘responsible person' and you must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and keep it up to date. Fire risk assessments can be carried out either as part of an overall health and safety risk assessment or as a separate exercise.
Your business fire risk assessment should identify what could cause a fire to start, i.e. sources of ignition (heat or sparks) and substances that burn, and the people who may be at risk.
As the responsible person you must:
carry out an assessment of the premises and review it regularly
tell staff or their representatives about the risks you've identified
put in place, and maintain appropriate fire safety measures
plan for an emergency
provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training
The purpose of a business fire risk assessment is to identify the fire hazards, identify people at risk, evaluate, remove or reduce the risks, record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training and review and update regularly.
Including responsible person, competent persons, floors, lifts, basements and stairwells.
Including sources of ignition, sources of fuel and sources of oxygen.
Including measurements and travel distances.
It is common for an assessor to use a matrix for calculating risk in their report.
Including any problems identified and recommendations for fixing.
A fire risk assessor may ask for documents or take pictures while on your premises.
An internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.
The BAFE SP205 Scheme requires organisations to implement a documented management system (DMS).
Members of The Fire Protection Association which is the UK's national fire safety organisation.
Barns, sheds, greenhouses, farmhouses and stables.
Breweries, factories, foundries and mills.
Barracks, bunkers and castles.
Churches, cathedrals, chapels, mosques, monasteries and temples.
We have built a reputation for ourselves through both our customer service and the standards
of our business fire risk assessment. The fire risk assessors are experts in their field and
hold a vast range of different accreditations, certifications and qualifications.
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