Why You Should Have a Fire Risk Assessment

What is it?

Fire risk assessments are as suggested, involving a review of the premises of your business and ensuring that there aren’t any immediate fire hazards that could be potentially dangerous to employees and others within the building.

What should you consider?

Every fire risk assessment considers the following 5 points:

  • What are the hazards that could lead to a fire?
  • Who are the people at risk?
  • Evaluate and remove the risk;
  • Prepare an emergency plan and provide training;
  • Update the fire risk assessment;

How do you get one?

At 3000 Security we provide a fire risk assessment service in Birmingham. An assessment should be implemented by qualified professionals who can offer guidance on the matter. However, you should always seek out guidance from a local fire authority.

It is important to consider any fire hazards and the people who may be at risk. You should remove the risk in question prior to recording findings and making preparations for an emergency escape plan.

Is it required?

Having a completed fire risk assessment is a legal requirement. If the fire and rescue authority discovers serious risks that haven’t been properly dealt with, you may face a fine of up to £5,000.

However, if you have fewer than 5 employees, it isn’t necessary to write a health and safety policy.

If you have any questions about fire risk assessments and security company Birmingham, please contact us we would be happy to help.