Under the Fire Safety Order 2005 a ‘responsible person’, must carry out, or appoint a ‘competent person’ to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of the risks to your employees and other ‘relevant persons’ from fire.
person in a workplace is either:
This also applies to non for profit organisations.
If you or your organisation employs five or more people, your premises are licensed, or an alterations notice requiring you to do so is in force, you must record the significant findings of your fire risk assessment and the actions you have taken.
Responsible persons under the Order are required, following a risk assessment, to implement appropriate fire safety measures and keep the assessment up to date.
The competent person or fire risk assessor need not possess any specific academic qualifications but should:
Check out the Fire Safety in the workplace guide for more information.
A fire risk assessment is an organised and methodical look at your premises, the activities carried on there and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and around the premises.
This is split into five steps…
Risk assessments can vary greatly dependent the nature and complicity of the business.
Check out the Risk Assessment Guide for more information.
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