What you need to know:
From 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person (RP) of any non domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment, including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire, and identify persons at risk. Where there are 5 or more employees, a record must be kept of significant findings and a definition of a Responsible Person is contained in the above Order.
There are official guidance documents on www.gov.uk which will assist you in conducting a fire risk assessment. - paul link workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities
What you need to do:
Compliance Surveys produce fire risk assessments to identify fire risks and ensure they are removed or reduced to the lowest reasonably practicable level, in order to protect the building and the safety of those in it.
How can we help?
A generic check of current fire safety precautions, arrangements, policies and procedures. There is a limited review on structural fire stopping measures, and is non-invasive to the fabric of the building. Comments on the general condition of fire doors and obvious compartment breeches will be included, however it is not expected to include the lifting of ceiling tiles or opening of riser/void hatches.
A more thorough assessment, including visual inspection of accessible voids, hatches and risers. A detailed (sometimes separate) report is issued of fire door and structural conditions, with suggested remedial actions. Evidence of staff training, policies and procedures will be need to be shown to the assessor.
A comprehensive assessment that is invasive to the fabric of the building. This will involve the making of exploratory holes into parts of the buildings structure, all areas to investigate will be agreed in advance.
Fire risk assessments are required for any premises that are occupied by paid or unpaid workers including;
- HMO’s – Houses in Multiple Occupation
- Educational establishments
- Industrial units or workshops
- Offices and shops
- Health and Residential care environments
- Show, Theatre and Event spaces
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