Fire Risk Assessments

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. Where there are 5 or more employees, a record must be kept of significant findings and a definition of a Responsible Person is contained in the above Order.

There are official guidance documents at which can help you in conducting a fire risk assessment.

Where the RP does not have control of all parts of the building and it is shared with other persons, they should be informed of significant risks identified. The person who does have control (landlord, owner, or other employer etc.) has a responsibility to make sure the regulations are complied with, in the parts they control. This may require communication and cooperation between parties to ensure coordination of fire safety provisions, fire-fighting measures, evacuation procedures etc.

A Fire Risk Assessment can be a relatively simple affair for a small business operating from a small premises, but it can also be quite complicated depending on the type of business you have and the size and complexity of your premises.

We can help with your assessment. We’ll visit you to have a look at what you currently have in place and provide a quote for a complete fire risk assessment if you don’t yet have one. We won’t charge you for this initial visit (within limits – if you run a business in Portsmouth we might need to look at the costs to get someone there from Aberdeen).

If you are moving property or expanding your premises we can help with a free fire equipment survey to identify your fire extinguisher requirements and we can carry out a free sign survey to identify any fire equipment or evacuation (safe route) signs required.

If you cannot see what you require, please contact us with your enquiry