What does the Law say?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that an employer or controller of premises (the ‘responsible person’) manages the risk to employees and visitors etc from fire. This Order is enforced by the Fire and Rescue Service although the HSE also deal with specific risks associated with fire and/or specialist areas such as chemical and construction sites. Local authorities may be the enforcing authority for some premises such as sports grounds or places of entertainment.
The most important duty is to ensure that a suitable fire risk assessment is carried out by a competent person. In some low risk environments, this can be completed in-house but it must be carried out by following the relevant guidance document. Where there are 5 or more employees it must be recorded. For more complex environments it is advisable to seek specialist advice.
Fire prevention systems must be put in place and these can take the form of equipment, maintenance of equipment, training and site rules.
We can carry out an assessment for you!
Agility can help your business comply with this legislation. We can undertake your fire risk assessments for you and provide other, related services, such as Fire Marshal and Fire Awareness training.
To ensure you receive maximum value for money we have a scale of charges relating to the size of your property and complexity of risk.
Contact us today to discuss your requirements