Fire Risk Assessments
The Fire Safety Order 2005 covers all premises except private dwellings and identifies "Responsible Persons" who must comply with the Order, by the careful management of general fire precautions.
Every "Responsible Person" (employer, owner, occupier, leaseholder or hirer) has a legal duty to carry out a fire risk assessment of their premises, to the extent that they have control. This duty is set out under Article 9 of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Through the risk assessment they must take reasonable precautions to avoid the risk of fire occurring, and to ensure in the event of a fire that no "relevant person" (ie employees, visitors and even persons in the vicinity) would be placed at risk. If you employ 5 or more people or if a licence is in force the risk assessment must be recorded and "the significant findings" must be available for inspection by the Fire Authority and the Health and Safety Executive. Research indicates that up to 80% of businesses have not yet addressed this matter and are operating in breach of the Law. At the Fire Protection Shop we take Health & Safety serious, we go to extents to provide a service that no other company offers. Our in-house experience gives us the ability to do fire risk assessments in hotels, factories, public houses, offices, garages and so on.