Fire risk assessment, The Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005.
The Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005 states that all businesses require a Fire Risk Assessment periodically, appropriate to risk or whenever there is a significant change in use, structure or staffing at a premises.
In all business or non-domestic premises across the United Kingdom, fire safety is of paramount importance.
You should be sure that:
- Your staff have received accredited fire safety training
- All the fire escape routes on your premises are clearly marked
- You review your fire risk assessment regularly as part of a well-managed fire safety policy
Fire safety is incredibly important in the workplace, since it represents a potential cause of injuries or fatalities if a fire breaks out on your premises, so it is a matter which must be considered ever.
Accordingly, you should be making every reasonable effort to ensure that you are preventing a fire from starting at work.
Certainly, this begins with understanding the basics of fire safety by completing an accredited fire safety training course.
What is a fire risk assessment?
A fire risks assessment should identify the potential fire hazards on your premises, identify the individuals who may be at risk in the event of a fire, evaluate ways of removing or reducing such risks from your premises, list the possible fire escape routes, and detail the ways in which everyone on your premises can be made safe in the event of a fire.
Consequently, though templates can be used to guide you in creating a fire risks assessment, your fire risks assessment should be personalised to your specific workplace.
What are the 5 steps to fire risk assessment?
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) advises employers to follow five principles when carrying out a workplace fire risks assessment:
- Identify fire hazards and anything that may cause a fire.
- People at Risk: Identify people at risk.
- Evaluate, remove or reduce the identified risks.
- Record, Plan and Train: record your findings, create an emergency plan, and provide suitable training.
- Review and update the fire risks assessment regularly.
Can I get a free risk assessment?
The real answer is no.
For instance, if you see a company advertising a free fire risks assessment, this is probably not a legitimate offer as free fire risk assessments relevant to your circumstances are unlikely to exist.
Moreover, every business needs to take responsibility for creating a personalised fire risk assessment that is specific to their premises, since no two locations will have the same layout, features, staff, or equipment.
Therefore, all fire safety in the workplace should start with an accredited fire safety training course.
Fire safety training
At The Elec Group we are dedicated to delivering a high quality service to every customer.
The fire risks assessment is the first step towards ensuring your business is safe from the risk of fire.
In conclusion, The Elec Group will work with the ‘responsible person’ to report on appropriate measures required to minimise the risks of fire to your life and your property.
Choose to stay safe, Choose The Elec Group.