Fire Risk Assessments
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 occupation (HMOs).
Responsibility for complying with the Order rests with the ‘responsible person’. In a workplace, this is the employer and any other person who may have control of any part of the premises, e.g. the manager or owner.
If you are the responsible person you must carry out a fire risk assessment which must focus on the safety of all ‘relevant persons’. It should pay particular attention to those at special risk, such as disabled people; those who you know have special needs, and children. It must also include consideration of any dangerous substance liable to be on the premises.
Your fire risk assessment will help you identify risks that can be removed or reduced and assist in deciding the nature and extent of the general fire precautions you need to take.
If your organisation employs five or more people, your premises are licensed or an alterations notice is in force, you must record the significant findings of the assessment. It is good practice to record your significant findings in any case.
Lighthouse employ competent and qualified consultants who can undertake a Fire Risk Assessment on your behalf.
Our experience covers a wide variety of industry sectors and types of premises, providing us with the expertise to create the appropriate Fire Risk Assessment for your circumstances.