FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS
BKW Environmental Ltd is a family run, independent business, which specialises in Asbestos Management, Fire Risk Safety, Environmental Health & Safety and Food Safety Management.
What You Need To Know
Fire Risk Assessments
From 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person (RP) of any non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment, including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire, and identify persons at risk. Where there are 5 or more employees, a record must be kept of significant findings and a definition of a Responsible Person is contained in the above Order.
Legal Requirement For Fire Risk Assessments
A thorough risk assessment is at the heart of effective fire protection and prevention. That assessment is a legal requirement, according to the HSE guidelines, and it must be kept up to date.
The guidelines apply if you are any of the following:
- Responsible for a business premises, block of apartments or a house of multiple occupation (HMO)
- In a licensed property
- An employer
- A charity or voluntary organisation
- A contractor with control over a premise
We offer local property managers, landlords, freeholders, business owners, estate agents, responsible persons, and compliance managers competitively priced professional service.
Our visit normally results in a thorough, consultative report which forms the basis for a fire risk assessment. It comes in a straightforward format with clear recommendations in line with current building regulations and health & safety requirements. The document covers every angle of fire safety: fire alarm, emergency lighting, extinguishers, records, and properly marked escape routes.
The report’s findings are complete with photographic evidence and direct quotes from relevant regulatory requirements, which backs up the assessor’s conclusions.
For every relevant indicator, risk is assessed as tolerable, moderate, or even substantial in some cases, necessitating immediate action.
Our assessor will also contact the responsible person and go over the report’s findings to ensure understanding before sending final copy to client.
What is a Risk Assessment?
A risk assessment is an examination of hazards in the workplace that could potentially cause harm to the workforce. All businesses are required to conduct risk assessments.
Carrying out the assessment.
The Health and Safety Executive have produced a simple five step guide to conducting a risk assessment:
- Identify the fire hazards.
- Identify people at risk.
- Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.
- Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
- Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.
BKW Environmental Ltd can provide fire risk assessments which are tailored to your building, and business requirements and which also complies with the RRO.
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