Fire Risk Assessment
Employers, managers, landlords and building residents, all have a legal requirement to carry out a fire risk assessment of their premises.
The new Fire Safety Order replaces existing fire and safety legislation in the UK. Owners and occupiers of non-domestic properties have a legal responsibility to carry out regular fire risk assessments, reduce fire risks and provide fire safety training.
Fire Certificates are replaced by Fire Risk Assessment Reports. These are inspected and enforced by the Local Fire Authority.
Areas covered by the Fire Risk Assessment include checking for adequate means of escape, fire detection and fire fighting equipment. Employers are responsible for appointing one or more persons to comply with the FSO conditions and to ensure that plant and substances held on-site are safe.
Shires Fire & Safety Technicians are qualified to conduct Fire Risk Assessment Surveys and produce Fire Risk Assessment Reports. These are completed as part of a regular review of fire safety requirements, to ensure employers comply with the new Fire Safety Order and current Health and Safety at Work legislation.
Shires Technicians survey new and existing premises and their fire protection systems. They provide impartial advice on all aspects of fire risk assessment, fire detection and the provision and use of fire fighting equipment.
Meeting the standards
All non-domestic premises fall within the new legislation. Owners, occupiers and managers have a legal requirement to meet the new safety standards. Shires Fire & Safety work with employers to carry out effective planning, organisation, control and ongoing monitoring of fire safety arrangements.
Part of the employer’s responsibility to provide a safe place of work is to also provide regular fire safety training, another essential service available from Shires Fire & Safety.
Contact UsShires Fire & Safety Ltd
Unit 4, Queensway Link Industrial Park
Stafford Park 17
Tel: 0800 542 3267