Fire Risk Assessments do you need one?

Fire Risk Assessment Process

  • You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more people. You will also need one if you are renting a property out as a HMO. As the responsible person you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe. To Carry out an assessment you must:

    1) Identify the fire hazards.

    2) Identify people at risk.

    3) Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.

    4) Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.

    5) Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly

  • You can do the fire risk assessment yourself. Your local fire and rescue authority might be able to give you advice if you’re not sure your risk assessment’s been carried out properly. However, they can’t carry out risk assessments for you. however If you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself you need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help, for example a professional risk assessor. WE CAN HELP with this, and any subsequent recommendations to make your premises safe and compliant