Completing a fire risk assessment is the first step to making your premises safer from fire and is a requirement by law.

First Point Fire & Safety Ltd are qualified to carry out fire risk assessments.

fire extinguisher sales service rental | fire risk assessment | fire safety training | first aid training | wireless fire alarms | signage | Staffordshire | West Midlands | Shropshire | Worcestershire | East MidlandsA fire risk assessment is an organised and methodical look at your premises, the activities carried out and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and around the premises.

If your business employs 5 or more employees or has a licence you should keep a formal record of any significant findings and remedial measures which have, or may need to be, taken.

Responsibility for complying with the Fire Safety Order will rest with the ‘responsible person’. In a workplace, this is the employer and any other person who may have control of any part of the premises, e.g the occupier or owner. In all other premises the person (or people) in control of the premises will be responsible. If there is more than one responsible person in any type of premises, all must take all reasonable steps to work with each other.

Do it right the first time.

Q – Am I qualified to complete a fire risk assessment?
A – The requirement to complete a fire risk assessment wasn’t intended to be burden on businesses.

Q – I don’t feel I have the skills or knowledge to carry out a fire risk assessment. Can somebody complete my fire risk assessment for me?
A – Yes. You may appoint anybody to complete your fire risk assessment but you need to ensure that they are suitably trained and experienced, a person that has a qualification to carry out fire risk assessments. If you don’t feel that you have the confidence or time don’t risk it.

Q – Once I have completed my fire risk assessment do I need to send a copy to the fire service.
A – No. Unless you have been specifically requested to do so by ourselves, there is no requirement to send a copy of your fire risk assessment to the fire service.

Q – How often do I need to complete a fire risk assessment?
A – We typically recommend you review your fire risk assessment annually to ensure it is still relevant to your particular premises. It should be reviewed and amended as necessary following any significant change to your building (e.g. layout), the persons permitted within (e.g. now open to public) or the activities carried out (e.g. introduction of new machinery or dangerous substances).

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