For your business, even the smallest fire could be devastating, leading to loss of premises, loss of profits while you try to get your business up and running again, loss of business-critical data or, in the very worst scenario, loss of life.
The importance of a fire risk assessment should never be ignored, as they’re a formal document designed to help reduce the risk of fire to occupants and prevent or minimise damage from a fire, and completing one regularly is a legal requirement. The Fire Risk Assessment should be designed to meet the specific requirements of your organisation and adhere to the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
It generally comprises 5 key areas:
Identifying the risks:
Those particularly vulnerable, including:
Take action to:
You will need to:
It is a legal requirement to review this document regularly. Although there is no specific review timings provided in the Fire Safety Order, at Total Fire Services, we recommend once every 12 months, or as soon as any changes to your premises have taken place.
What they say
"Due to internal resource issues we at Chessington World Of Adventures were struggling to meet our commitments of having "suitable and sufficient" fire risk assessment for all of our buildings and Rides on site. Meeting the challenge of maintaining our continued commitment to having "suitable and sufficient" fire risk assessments in place for all of our buildings and Rides on site required us to search for a competent third party supplier who could deliver our needs at a reasonable cost"
Kevin Bainbridge, Head of Safety & Technical Services[mc4wp_form]