A Fire Risk Assessment is a legal requirement and is needed to meet The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person of any non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment,
A responsible person could be one of the following:
You need to make sure a suitably competent person completes a Fire Risk Assessment, which is where we can support you. Agility Risk & Compliance can act as your competent person and complete your Risk Assessments and other Health & Safety documentation and requirements.
What is the objective of a Fire Risk Assessment:
A fire risk assessment will Identify fire hazards and the people at risk. Fire Risk Assessments are detailed documents which should eliminate or reduce the risk of those hazards causing harm by determining what fire safety procedures and policies are necessary to ensure the safety of people in the building should a fire occur, considerations to take into account:
Who should have a Fire Risk Assessment?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 works in conjunction with The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to carry out Risk Assessments in order to reduce accidents and preserve life
Where five or more employees are employed (whether they are on site or not) or your business is subject to licensing or registration or an ‘Alteration Notice has been issued requiring this, you’ll need a Fire Risk Assessment to be a conducted and recorded. This means that the assessment should be retained and made available, on request, to the enforcing authority.
A Fire Risk Assessment should indicate:
Fire Risk Assessments must be reviewed by the responsible person regularly so as to keep it up to date for currency and validation purposes or, where there has been a significant change in the matters to which it relates including when the premises, special, technical and organisational measures, or organisation of the work undergo significant changes, extensions, or conversions.
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