Fire Risk Assessment Warrington
Fire can be devastating, and as a building or business owner or manager, you are responsible for the safety of the people that use your building. A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement for most businesses in the UK and multi-occupancy buildings. It sets out all the hazards and risks, and the actions that have been taken to mitigate them. Having a fire risk assessment on your Warrington business, by a professional company with an accredited fire risk assessor, will give you peace of mind about your fire compliance.
There are no legal rules for how often a fire risk assessment must be done, the onus is placed upon you to ensure that it is carried out in accordance with the level of risk in your business, or building. High-risk areas should be carrying out their fire risk assessment every year. We can advise on suitable time frames for you. This legislation applies to the following premises: “A fire risk assessment is required by the Fire Safety Order to assess fire safety risks relevant to both workplaces and buildings with 2 or more sets of domestic premises.” Therefore, all places of work and any multi-occupancy building must have a fire risk assessment. Fire risk assessments must be carried out by a competent person, while you can use an in-house individual, it is wise to use a trained fire risk assessor. If you do not have a fire risk assessment in place you are breaking the law, and if a fire breaks out, you could be held criminally responsible.
Importance of Fire Risk Assessment
Not only is it the law, but it is also common sense. Fires are devastating and destructive. The damage and chaos caused by fires destroy businesses and lives, so protecting your business or building is essential. Fire risk assessments highlight risks, which can then be reduced. These can often be obvious things such as not propping fire doors open or advice on the safe storage of chemicals
Legal Requirements for Fire Risk Assessments
If you are the owner or manager of a business or a multi-occupancy building, you must have a fire risk assessment. If you do not have this you are breaking the law, if it is not reviewed regularly, you are breaking the law, if you don’t have it carried out by a competent person, you are breaking the law. Have your fire risk assessment done by professional fire assessors and ensure your fire compliance.
Steps to a Fire Risk Assessment
Risk assessments consist of five steps. Each time fire risk assessments are carried out, these five steps will be followed.
Start by identifying fire risks, such as using flammable materials, or working with open flames.
People at Risk
Consider who may be more vulnerable in your building. Disabled people in your workforce, the elderly or infirm, all will have different risk factors associated with their escape from a fire.
Prevent, Protect, and Evaluate
This includes practical steps that you can take to prevent a fire, as well as how you will protect people should a fire break out.
Record, Plan, and Train
Having a record of your risk assessment is sensible so that you can refer to it if needed. You will need to create an escape plan for what to do in the event of a fire, and train the people that are in the building to know what to do in an emergency. People tend to panic in a fire, so people must be trained on what to do, and where to go.
For best practice review your risk assessment annually, however, bear in mind that if any significant changes occur within the year, you may need to review your risk assessment sooner. Changes can include alterations to the building, or changes of use within certain areas.
Why Choose Us?
If you are looking for a Warrington fire risk assessor, then look no further. Our experienced and professional team are ready to help you meet your fire compliance requirements in and around Warrington. We offer a personal service, with accredited fire risk assessors. Our assessors operate on a no-contract basis so that you are never tied in. We are here to help keep you safe.
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