Fire Risk Assessments
Here at YOUR Office we pride ourselves on being able to ensure you provide a safe environment for all your staff and/or visitors.
That is why we offer a Fire Risk Assessment service to enable you to do just that.
Plus there’s the additional bonus of not having to remember when your testing is due in the future as we will remind you in plenty of time.
Remove the hassle and worry of fire safety by allowing us to take care of YOUR business.
For much more information about Fire Risk Assessments in general, we have put together some FAQs – these help answer many of the “Who, What, When, Where and How” questions you may have, particularly around the Law.
Don’t forget that we are always delighted to hear from you, so if you have any further questions or if you would like YOUR Office UK to give you a bespoke quote for our Fire Risk Assessment services then please get in touch.
Fire Risk Assessment FAQs
What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
From 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person (RP) of any non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment, including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire, and identify persons at risk.
Why should I have a Fire Risk Assessment carried out?
As the responsible person of a business 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.
You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more members of staff.
Are there any laws on Fire Safety?
Yes. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 covers general fire safety in England and Wales.
In Scotland, requirements on general fire safety are covered in Part 3 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, supported by the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.
In the majority of premises, local fire and rescue authorities are responsible for enforcing this fire safety legislation. HSE has enforcement responsibility on construction sites, for nuclear premises, and on ships under construction or undergoing repair.
I have a small business with 1 or 2 employees do I need to be aware of the Fire Safety Order?
Yes. You will need to carry out a fire risk assessment and have an emergency plan even where there is just one employee.
The findings of the risk assessment must be recorded where:
- A licence under an enactment is in force.
- An Alterations Notice under the Fire Safety Order requires it.
- You are an employer and have five or more employees.
Who should carry out a Fire Risk Assessment?
The Fire Safety Order allows for a competent person to carry out an assessment. You will need to be able to demonstrate that an appropriately qualified individual completed the assessment. YOUR Office Ltd will undertake your risk assessments on your behalf and ensure all legislation is adhered to.
What Information would I need to provide?
Where possible the following information is required:
- Copy of the buildings fire certificate.
- Site fire policy
- Site plans
- Copy of the previous fire risk assessment
- Fire extinguisher, fire alarm and emergency lighting test records
- Staff training records
- Details of hazardous substances
- Details of flammable substances
- Electrical test records
How much should I expect a Fire Risk Assessment to cost?
Prices vary depending on numerous factors so please contact us to discuss specific details for your business and we can produce a tailor made quotation.