Fire Risk Assessments
What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005(Sometimes referred to as the FSO or RRO) you must produce a fire risk assessment on your premise. It must include a comprehensive review of:
- How a fire could start.
- Who would be in danger.
- The fire precautions in your premises to minimise the effects of fire.
- A plan to deal with a fire should one start.
The fire risk assessment must also be communicated to everyone it affects and reviewed at regular intervals.
A fire risk assessment must also be produced for all non-domestic premises in England and Wales are applicable if you are:
- Responsible for business premises.
- An employer or self-employed with business premises.
- A charity or voluntary organisation.
- A contractor with a degree of control over any premises.
This assessment will:
- Emphasise preventing fires and reducing risk.
- Make it your responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone who uses your premises and in the immediate vicinity.
- Remove the need for fire certificates.
A set of fire safety law guidelines can be downloaded free here
Why do I need one?
- Because it is the law. You must have a “suitable and sufficient” risk assessment and have it available on the site for inspection by the fire authority.
- Your insurance company may refuse to pay on a claim for a fire, if you have not met your legal obligations under the Fire Safety Order 2005.
- It is a fact that over 80% of businesses that have a serious fire do not recover.
- It makes good business sense to prevent fire happening and to mitigate the effects should one start.
- It helps prevent disruption to your business and minimise financial loses.
Why chose Newman Safety Services?
- We believe that a risk assessment should allow you to do something safely - not stop you from doing it at all.
- Our assessments are site specific – we do not use generic tick box forms or software solutions.
- We will only make recommendations if we find your current precautions to be insufficient.
- We will always provide you with the most cost effective and practical solution.
- We avoid complicated terminology and jargon. Our assessments are however supported with detailed technical specifications or appropriate British Standards were required.
- Examples of our work are available for you to review on request.