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As the responsible person you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe.

You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more people.

Carrying out the assessment isn't complex if you know what you're looking for;

  1. Identify the fire hazards.
  2. Identify people at risk.
  3. Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.
  4. Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
  5. Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.

We've attached the Department for Communities and Local Government's fire safety risk assessment chart to give you more detailed information about your obligations which contains the phrase - "you may need additional information especially if you have large or complex premises."

In deciding whether to go it alone or draft-in our help, you’ll need to consider the level of competence for you or your staff to effectively assess:

  • emergency routes and exits
  • fire detection and warning systems
  • fire fighting equipment
  • the removal or safe storage of dangerous substances
  • an emergency fire evacuation plan
  • the needs of vulnerable people, eg the elderly, young children or those with disabilities
  • providing information to employees and other people on the premises
  • staff fire safety training

Help with the assessment

You can do the fire risk assessment yourself with the help of standard fire safety risk assessment guides available here.

Alternatively, if you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself you need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help, eg a professional risk assessor. That's where we can help!

Your local fire and rescue authority might be able to give you advice if you’re not sure your risk assessment’s been carried out properly. However, they can’t carry out risk assessments for you.

We have fully competent registered and accredited Fire Safety Risk Assessors available experienced and qualified for a range of large or complex risks including tall buildings, places of public gathering, modern office complexes etc.

Contact us to discuss through these pages or contact us by email at contact@resilienceadvisors.co.uk