Fire Risk Assessments
It is a legal requirement for every employer and self-employed person to have an assessment of the health and safety risks which occur in the workplace. It is also important that it is kept up to date to include any major changes which may cause new risks and hazards to arise.
A fire risk assessment identifies all the fire risks and hazards within your business. Any risks which are identified need to have a decision made on whether they are acceptable; or whether something needs to be done to reduce or eliminate the risk. The assessments should be carried out by someone who has expert knowledge of fire safety and has had sufficient training.
A fire risk assessment includes:
- Identifying all possible fire hazards Considering fire risks and reducing the fire hazards where possible
- Assessing the evacuation points and minimising the escape time if necessary
- Identify people at risk.
- Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
- Assessing the need for a fire detection and alarm system Island
A part of a fire risk assessment the following will need to be considered:
- emergency routes and exits
- fire detection and warnng systems
- fire fighting equipment
- the removal or safe storage of dangerous substances
- an emergency fire evacuation plan
- the needs of vulnerable people, for example the elderly, young children or those with disabilities
- providing information to employees and other people on the premises
- staff fire safety training
Staysafe can provide a full fire risk assessment for your business in line with British Legislation and it is important this is reviewed on a regularly basis.
Whether you are looking for a new fire risk assessment or think it’s time to review your current one, then give us a call today on 01245 494946.