Fire Risk Assessment

By: Anchor Health & Safety  01/03/2009
Keywords: fire safety, Health & Safety

 As from 6th April 2006 the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, made it the responsibility of employers and owners of commercial properties, to carry out a specific fire risk assessment of their premises, whether owned or just occupied, and to put into action a plan to protect employees, staff and any others from the risk of fire, whilst on those premises.

This responsibility applies to all businesses, however if you employ more than five people, then this assessment should be formally recorded. A responsible person should be appointed to carry out this assessment, to demonstrate that the fire safety precautions are adequate, that the principles of prevention are identified, risks where possible are eliminated or reduced, that emergency procedures are in place, that a system of warning in the event of fire is present and that measures to mitigate the effect of fire are in place.
You may also find that it is a requirement of your insurance, to have this assessment in place, please check!
We at Anchor Health & Safety can carry out a full survey of your premises, produce a dedicated fire risk assessment, produce any action plans that may be required as a result of the assessment and provide you with the necessary information and advice for you to fulfil your legal obligations.

Keywords: fire safety, Health & Safety

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