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Fire risk assessment

Under the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005, all employers with 5 or more employees must have a written fire risk assessment.

Failure to have a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment can leave employers open to prosecution by the Fire Service. The legislation puts responsibility on employers to identify a 'responsible person' to manage fire safety, assess the risks from fire and to make sure that adequate systems are in place.

Fire risk assessment considers:

  • the risk of a fire starting
  • the potential for smoke and fire spread
  • fire prevention measures
  • safe escape routes
  • evacuation plans
  • warning systems
  • fire fighting equipment
  • fire training
  • arson prevention.

Our health and safety consultants are trained in 'Advanced Fire Risk Assessment' to the standards of the Institute of Fire Engineers and work to promote the standards of the government guidelines on fire safety.

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