Fire Risk Assessments
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) came into effect in October 2006. It replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law. It applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales. This includes the common part of blocks of flats and houses in multiple-occupation. The law applies to you if you are:
The days of a fire officer providing helpful advice and providing a fire certificate are over. Now, you must identify the fire safety risks associated with your premises and activities. Any, you must identify appropriate risk control measures. For example, whether you need a fire alarm, emergency lighting etc.
There's nothing stopping you from downloading government guidance to help you through this process. However, we recommend that you use an independent specialist fire risk assessor instead. This way, you can be sure that the risk assessment meets the legal requirements. Plus, you'll have the facts you need to prevent fires and protect your business.
One of our fire risk assessors will arrange to visit your premises. They will complete a full site inspection, take many photographs and take the information away for analysis. They will then produce a fire risk assessment that meets the requirements of the FSO. The report follows the format of PAS 79, which is recognised by all Fire & Rescue Services.
We aim to turn all fire risk assessments around in under 48-hours.
At HSE Advisor, we specialise in developing health and safety systems that slot into our client’s arrangements. We help them to produce health and safety policies, complete risk assessments, train staff and much, much more.