Fire Risk Assessment
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Fire Risk Assessment
Fire Risk Assessment are a legal requirement under “The Fire Services Act 1981(2003)” and “The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005”. legislation states that it is the employers/occupiers responsibility to carry out a Risk Assessment (regardless of the size of your premises). The aim of this Fire Risk Assessment is to reduce or (where possible) remove any risk of fire in your premises. A properly conducted Risk Assessment will provide you with the information you need in order to protect your business and employees from the risk of fire. Guardian Safety can carry out your Risk Assessment to the highest standard. The Fire Services Act focuses on a full Assessment of the premises and activities within, while the Health and Safety Act is geared towards fire as an occupational risk. Our fire risk assessment is primarily focused on the property and occupational fire risk, our assessment is not a fire engineer report.
What areas should be addressed in a Fire Risk Assessment?
When carrying our the Fire Risk Assessment the following items should be reviewed (as a minimum) where applicable:-
- Emergency Lighting
- Fire Extinguishers
- Fire Alarms
- Emergency Procedures
- Horizontal Evacuation
- Waste Management
- Maintenance of Electrics
All fire risk assessments must be recorded and continually reviewed.We advise that employers review theirs at least annually and in some cases more frequently.
Let Guardian Safety conduct your Fire Risk Assessment
Guardian Safety can carry out your fire risk assessment. One of our Risk Assessors will visit your premises and carry out a full site survey, we will look at all activities on site that may have an impact of fire safety. We will discuss fire with staff and management and will also review your existing fire safety arrangements.
We will complete a report highlighting areas where you are complying well and areas that need improving we will make recommendations where you need to improve in order and give suggested time line for the completion of our reconebdations.
For more information of Fire Risk Assessments visit the HSA.