Fire Risk Assessments
If you’re an employer, landlord, or owner of a commercial premises then you have a legal duty to ensure fire safety within your business. If your business has 5 or more people employed, legally you must have a written Fire Risk Assessment (FRA).
The Aim of a Fire Risk Assessment
The aim of an FRA is to identify the fire hazards in a building. Secondly to assess the risk to life of those who occupy the building and finally to make recommendations to eliminate or mitigate the identified risks by identifying suitable control measures.
Carrying out a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)
The Responsible Person, who is usually the building owner or occupant, must ensure that a competent person carried out a fire risk assessment. A competent person must also ensure that any fire risk assessments are reviewed regularly. Due to the nature of risks involved in fire safety, it is recommended that the undertaking of fire risk assessments is outsourced. This will ensure that the document is written by someone with expertise, and also saves you time carrying it out yourself.
Craven Safety Services can carry out your Fire Risk Assessment for you.