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Fire Risk Assessments

Fire risk assessments are required in the UK for non-domestic properties and for the communal areas of rented properties.

The regulations require the “duty Holder” to ensure a suitable and sufficient assessment is undertaken. Where the business employs five people or more the significant findings must be recorded.

A fire risk assessment must be carried out to identify any existing risks.

The identified risks and subsequent safety measures that you put in place must be passed on to employees and anyone else that may be affected.

There must also be emergency plans in place in case of a fire and fire safety instruction and training for staff.

Local fire and rescue authorities carry out inspections of premises to ensure that they are compliant and that you are fully undertaking your duties.

The officers can issue notices that inform you of the changes required to improve the standards of the building; failing to comply with these can result in fines or even prison.

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Fire Risk Assessment – Frequently Asked Questions

Below we’ve outlined some commonly asked questions about Fire Risk Assessments. Still got a question, contact us and request a call back from one of our Fire Risk Assessment Consultants.

What should a fire risk assessment cover?

The purpose of a fire risk assessment is to help you identify fire risks and hazards and provide you with recommendations and actions.
Fire Risk Assessments should:
➊ Identify fire hazards.
➋ Identify people at risk.
➌ Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.
➍ Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.

How often are fire risk assessments required?

Although there is no set timescale for undertaking a new or updating an existing fire risk assessment, Acorn Safety Services recommends as a minimum that fire risk assessments should be updated annually or each time a significate change to the premises or organisation is made. This may include a change in layout, change in activities, or change in personnel.
However, your fire risk assessment should be regularly reviewed as part of your ongoing fire safety management.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states:
Any such assessment must be reviewed by the responsible person regularly so as to keep it up to date and particularly if —
(a) there is reason to suspect that it is no longer valid; or
(b) there has been a significant change in the matters to which it relates including when the premises, special, technical and organisational measures, or organisation of the work undergo significant changes, extensions, or conversions.

How can Acorn Safety Services help me with my fire risk assessment?

We take pride in our team of fully-trained, skilled professionals who have the knowledge and ability to handle all aspects of effective fire risk assessment. Our specialists will first visit your site, perform a comprehensive inspection and then make suitable recommendations necessary to make you comply with the right fire management standards.
Acorn Safety Services also provide expert drawing services which we leverage to create an effective report for our clients in case you do not have drawings of your site. Once we prepare the report, we will utilise our network of trusted contractors in the UK to help with arranging required works that may be necessary for your premises.

Do our Fire Risk Assessment Consultants have the competence to help you?

All our Fire Risk Assessment Consultants as a minimum hold Incorporated Membership (IMaPS) and membership of either IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Management or IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health).
It is a fundamental requirement that all our consultants have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage health and safety and possess relevant professional and educational qualifications.

What is a fire risk assessment checklist?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 document – A short guide to making your premises safe from fire provides simple and practical advice for people who are responsible for fire safety in small to medium sizes businesses.
The document provides useful guidance on how you can make sure you are meeting the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It is not a detailed guide, and it does not replace any of our more wide-ranging guides.
The guide provides a simple fire risk assessment checklist. The fire risk assessment checklist outlines 5 steps to assesses fire risk.
The fire risk assessment checklist steps are:
Step 1 – Identify the hazards within your premises
Step 2 – Identify people at risk
Step 3 – Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risk
Step 4 – Record, plan, instruct, inform and train
Step 5 – Review.
Download a copy of the assessment checklist here

Is a fire risk assessment a legal requirement?

Yes, a fire risk assessment is a legal requirement. If you are an employer, builder owner or occupier you will need to ensure one is completed by a competent person.

Are fire risk assessments by law required for flats

A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement for blocks of flats. This also includes houses which have been converted into two or more flats. Sometimes this could even be just an entrance lobby.
A basic fire risk assessment will inspect communal areas such as entrances, corridors, staircases, bin cupboards etc as well as examine the front doors of tenanted flats.

What businesses have our Fire Risk Assessments Consultants helped?

Our Fire Risk Assessment Consultants have assisted businesses across all sectors including education, residential, aviation, rail, commercial, retail, healthcare and leisure. We’ve undertaken fire risk assessments within all types of workplaces including offices, shops, factories, warehouses, beauty salons, holiday lets, schools, apartment blocks
So you can be confident that we have the expertise, knowledge and experience to assist you what ever your business big or small.

Where do our Fire Risk Assessment Consultants cover?

From our bases in Northampton, Birmingham and London our Fire Risk Assessment Consultants offer Fire Safety services UK wide. We have our support offices in Birmingham and London which enables us to provide extensive coverage nationally.

Who is responsible for a fire risk assessment?

You will be deemed responsible for undertaking a fire risk assessment and for fire safety in a business or other non-domestic premises if you are:
‣ an employer
‣ the owner
‣ the landlord
‣ an occupier
anyone else with control of the premises, for example, a facilities manager, property manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor.
You will be known as the ‘responsible person’. If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.
The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, for example, if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.

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