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Fire Risk Assessment

It is a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, for all non- domestic premises in England and Wales, to carry out a fire risk assessment. The responsible person for the premises (usually the employer, owner or occupier) needs to carry out this assessment, or appoint a competent person to carry it out on their behalf.

If your organisation employs five or more people, has a licence or an alteration notice in force, you must also record the significant findings of your assessment. The legislation implements a risk based approach to fire safety in community, industrial and business premises.

We will send a qualified and competent assessor to your premises to carry out a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment and provide you with a detailed report. The document will list recommendations and advise a specific timescale for completion, to ensure your premises are kept safe.

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The types of premises that will require a fire risk assessment:

  • Common areas of residential accommodation
  • Shops and Offices
  • Hotels and other Sleeping Accommodation
  • Residential Care Premises
  • Educational Premises
  • Small and Medium Places of Assembly
  • Large Places of Assembly
  • Theatres and Cinemas
  • Outdoor Events
  • Healthcare Premises
  • Transport Premises and Facilities¬†

Each responsible person must consider his or her own circumstances and capabilities in respect of the risk assessment process. If the responsible person is not confident in his or her own ability to complete a fire safety risk assessment then they should arrange for a suitably qualified or experienced person to complete the assessment on their behalf. At Integrated Fire Solutions our fire risk assessors are fully trained, ex-fire safety officers who have completed assessments at various sites and business sectors, large and small, across the country.

Your fire safety risk assessment is not a one-off procedure and should be reviewed regularly. If the findings of the assessment are considered to be no longer valid, there has been a significant change to the premises or the organisation of the work undertaken has affected the fire risk or the fire safety measures, the assessment should be reviewed. Situations which might prompt a review include:

  • A change in the number of people present or the characteristics of the occupants including the presence of people with some form of disability.
  • Changes to work procedures, including the introduction of new equipment alterations to the building, including the internal layout significant changes to furniture and fixings.
  • Significant changes to displays or quantities of stock.
  • The introduction or increase in the storage of hazardous substances; or
  • Becoming aware of shortcomings in fire safety measures or potential improvements.

Depending on our findings, we will recommend a review date and contact you prior to the re-inspection.