Why you must be on top of Fire Risk
First and foremost: it’s the law.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stipulates that employers – and/or building owners or occupiers – must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and then ensure it is kept up to date. This shares the same approach as health and safety risk assessments. Fire Risk Assessments can be carried out either as part of an overall risk assessment or as a separate exercise.
Based on the findings of the assessment, employers need to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire.
To help prevent fire in the workplace, your risk assessment needs to identify what could cause a fire to start, such as the sources of ignition (ie. the presence of heat and sparks) and substances that burn, and of course the people who may be at risk.
How Inspectas can help
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Section 9, requires all businesses to regularly carry out suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessments.
The best practice for an organisation to be fully assured on their Fire Risk is to utilise a specialist professional Fire Risk Assessor to do this on your behalf. This will ensure you fully understand that actions you need to take in order to prevent fire and keep people safe.
The expertly trained and fully experienced Fire Safety Assessors at Inspectas are here to undertake Fire Safety Risk Assessments and Fire Safety Reviews, at a time convenient to you, right across the UK.
The key stages in your Fire Risk Assessment are as follows:
- We’ll undertake a detailed Fire Risk Assessment on your property or properties
- Next, we develop a concise and clearly prioritised Fire Risk Action Plan
- At all times, we provide support from a specialist Fire Safety Risk Assessor
- We offer a flexible and transparent pricing structure, with no hidden costs
- We ensure a speedy turnaround for all our site inspections, assessments and reports
For more information from the HSE, check out their Fire Toolbox here.
Read the GOV.UK advice on fire safety in the workplace here.