Fire safety legislation, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, requires employers to carry out a fire risk assessment of their workplace. The fire risk assessment identifies the likely fire hazards, evaluates the chance of a fire breaking out and the consequences if there were a fire. A written record of the risk assessment must be kept if the business employs five or more people.
Fire risk assessments
The person carrying out the fire risk assessment must be competent to do so. Carrying out a fire risk assessment will:
- Identify the fire hazards.
- Identify the people at risk.
- Evaluate, remove or reduce the risk.
- Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
- Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.
If you do not have the skills, experience or resources to carry out a fire risk assessment Marsden Fire Safety can help. We can carry out a full fire risk assessment, documented in a professionally produced, easy to understand report to help ensure that your workplace complies with the requirements of the Fire Safety Order.