Despite being a Statutory requirement since 2006 we are still often asked to explain the process of Fire Risk Assessment to businesses that are unsure about what to do or what is expected of them.
The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 in Scotland and The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England came into effect in October 2006. Under this Fire Safety legislation a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment must be carried out and recorded in any organisation or business that has 5 or more employees. It is the responsibility of the owner of the premises, employer, landlord or managing agent to ensure this happens.
Your Fire Risk Assessment is key to the fire safety of your business or organisation and should be the basis of any fire protection measures that you put in place to protect your staff, customers, and visitors. Although the primary purpose is Assessment of risk to life from Fire, a good, detailed and thorough Fire Risk Assessment is essential for any organisation to ensure not only best practice and compliance with Statutory requirements but also in allocating resources wisely and effectively.
Given that undertaking a Fire Risk Assessment can be a daunting exercise, it is recommended that you employ fire safety risk assessment professionals to provide you with comprehensive information and written documentation to ensure your business is fire safety compliant. ACT will ensure that you will have a fully bespoke assessment of your current fire safety protection measures and create an Action Plan to show clear and detailed observations and suggested actions to take.
Contact us if you would like to discuss further or have a free consultation on your current Fire Safety arrangements so we can provide advice and guidance.