Fire Risk Assessment: What you need to know!

In order to comply with The Regulatory Reform Order 2005 or Fire Safety Order (FSO), a Fire Risk Assessment needs to be undertaken. But what exactly do you have to do to get this assessment done?

A responsible person needs to be identified, they will carry out these assessments, as well as regularly review it. This will contain details of what to do to prevent a fire and how to keep all the staff safe. A written record of this needs to be kept if there are more than 5 people employed by the company.

There are five key factors within this fir risk assessment:-

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

Also, as a part of the fire risk assessment, you will need to include certain aspects such as:-

  • fire detection and warning systems
  • emergency routes and exits
  • fire fighting equipment
  • the removal or safe storage of dangerous substances
  • an emergency fire evacuation plan
  • the needs of vulnerable people
  • As well as providing information to employees and other people on the premises
  • staff fire safety training
A more detailed guide, such as this one, will help to allow you to do a fire risk assessment yourself. However, it does take time and requires experience so if you want to ensure it is done right then contact us. 3000 Security is a security company in Birmingham, our surveyors can undertake the fire risk assessment within 2-5 working days. As well as have a report completed within 48 hours (sooner if needed urgently). If this is not undertaken, it can lead up to a fine of £5,000, so act now, find out more about fire risk assessments in Birmingham!