Fire Risk Assessments
Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and like risk assessment must be documented when you employ 5 or more people.
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About Fire Risk Assessments
Employers (and/or building owners or occupiers) must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and keep it up to date. The process shares the same approach as health and safety risk assessments and can be carried out either as part of an overall risk assessment or as a separate exercise. Persons carrying out fire risk assessments must be competent in fire safety and the requirements of the legislation, failure to us competent assessors could invalidate your insurance.
Based on the findings of the assessment, employers need to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire.
To help prevent fire in the workplace, your risk assessment should identify what could cause a fire to start, ie sources of ignition (heat or sparks) and substances that burn, and the people who may be at risk.
Once you have identified the risks, you can take appropriate action to control them. Consider whether you can avoid them altogether or, if this is not possible, how you can reduce the risks and manage them. Also consider how you will protect people if there is a fire.
- Carry out a fire safety risk assessment
- Keep sources of ignition and flammable substances apart
- Avoid accidental fires, e.g. make sure heaters cannot be knocked over
- Ensure good housekeeping at all times, e.g. avoid build-up of rubbish that could burn
- Consider how to detect fires and how to warn people quickly if they start, e.g. installing smoke alarms and fire alarms or bells
- Have the correct fire-fighting equipment for putting a fire out quickly
- Keep fire exits and escape routes clearly marked and unobstructed at all times
- Ensure your workers receive appropriate training on procedures they need to follow, including fire drills
- Review and update your risk assessment regularly
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Why Choose Us
All our consultants who conduct fire Risk Assessments are ex – Fire Service offers who have been fire service trained in fire prevention at the fire service collage and also hold Chartered Membership of IOSH.
You can be confident that all our work exceeds the legislative requirement and have the guarantee our work will add value to your existing operations and more than meet minimum legal requirement.
Cyan Safety are a local North West based company with vast local knowledge delivering our services the north west region.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does health and safety stop us doing our job ?
A fire safety risk assessment is an organised and methodical inspection of your premises, the activities that are carried out at the premises, and the likelihood that a fire could start causing harm to those in or around the premises.
There are 5 steps in a fire safety risk assessment:
- Identify the fire hazards
- Identify people at risk
- Evaluate, remove or reduce, and protect from risk
- Record, plan, inform, instruct and train
Could a poor fire risk assessment be invalid ?
Yes; Fire risk assessments must be suitable and sufficient and carried out by a competent person, failure to meet this requirement could render the assessments invalid and may even make your insurance invalid resulting in non-payment of a claim.
Who should carry out the fire safety risk assessment?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 allows for any competent person to carry out a fire safety risk assessment. To ensure the fire risk assessment is carried out correctly it will probably need to be assessed by a person who has comprehensive training or experience in fire risk assessment.
Do I need a fire safety risk assessment for my premises?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupations (HMOs).
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 does not apply to:-
- Domestic premises
- Offshore installations
- A ship
- Fields, woods or other land forming part of an agricultural or forestry undertaking
- An aircraft, locomotive or rolling stock, trailer or semi-trailer
- A mine
- A borehole site
All other premises that come under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 require a fire safety risk assessment to be carried out?
Where can I get a quality FRA?
Cyan Safety can ensure your company that any fire risk assessment is carried out to the highest standard and exceeds the legislative requirement, giving you peace of mind and protecting your business and its people.
We can assist your company in all aspects of managing health and safety and fulfilling your legal responsibilities.
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