Fire Risk Assessments
Ever wondered about the purpose of Fire Risk Assessments? What are they for? When should they be carried out? What happens if we don’t take the time to conduct one? Read on to find out…
What’s the purpose?
The purpose of a fire risk assessment is to evaluate a premises and the tasks that occur in-and-around it. A fire risk assessment will highlight areas where fires could start and, in turn, can cause harm to the people in-and-around the premises.
The aim of the fire risk assessment is to identify any fire hazards to then decide what precautions and management arrangements are necessary to ensure the safety of people in the event of fire.
3000 Property Service’s fire risk assessments allow companies to meet their duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 by ensuring that the fire risk assessment is carried out by a registered competent person.
How often should it be carried out?
A fire assessment should be done when there’s a change in situation at any work place. Important risks will be overlooked so it can also help to avoid repetition in assessments that will be made in the near future when any other situations have been raised.
What will happen if I don’t have a Fire Risk Assessment?
Your business has to have a fire risk assessment by law. The punishment for not having one is severe and you’d be putting everyone in your business at risk. And If that isn’t enough, it is very doubtful that your insurance would pay out in the event of a fire. The consequences of that are unthinkable.