Fire Risk Assessments
In England and Wales, if you are an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, you are responsible for the fire safety person.
In England and Wales, if you are an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or non-domestic premises, you are responsible for adhering to strict fire safety regulations and penalties are in place for non-compliance.
Under the Fire Safety Order, the ‘responsible person’ has a number of duties to adhere to including; undertake and regularly review fire risk assessments; advise staff and/or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified; put in place, and maintain, adequate and appropriate fire safety measures; plan for an emergency; and to provide fire safety instruction and training.
Local fire and rescue authorities have the power to inspect premises and issue notices advising of recommended changes. If you do not follow the required Fire Safety regulations, you could be fined or even risk a prison sentence.
Fire Risk Assessments are required under the Fire Safety Order
If your business has five or more people you must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment. There are five key steps in carrying out a fire risk assessment:
- Identify the hazards
Identify people at risk
Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks
Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training
Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly
That is where Nemco can help…
Nemco Fire Risk Assessments involve a trained consultant visiting the premises and carrying out a detailed inspection of the building and work processes. A written report is produced detailing the key findings of the assessment, together with recommendations for remedial actions. With our assistance, we help you to safeguard your staff and premises while avoiding potentially costly penalties.
You must consider…
Emergency routes and exits
Fire detection and warning systems
Fire fighting equipment
The removal or safe storage of dangerous substances
An emergency fire evacuation plan
The needs of vulnerable people, eg the elderly, young children or those with disabilities
Providing information to employees and other people on the premises
Staff fire safety training