Fire Risk Assessments

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order is a new piece of fire protection legislation that significantly changed fire safety law and practice. It places the onus of responsibility squarely on the “Responsible Person”. This may be an employer, landlord or any person who has to any extent control over the building. This new fire legislation also includes those who are self-employed.

What does The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 mean to you?

Responsibility for complying with the new fire safety legislation rest with the “Responsible Person”. For a workplace, this will be the employer or any other person who may have control of any part of the workplace, for example, the owner or occupier.

Under the new fire legislation, the “Responsible Person” must carry out a fire risk assessment and take reasonable steps to remove or reduce the risk.

The “Responsible Person” must provide a suitable and sufficient level of fire precautions. These should include:

  • Appropriate measures to reduce the risk of fire
  • Appropriate measures that will limit the spread of fire
  • Appropriate measures of detection and giving warning in case of fire
  • Appropriate measures to ensure that means of escape can be effectively used at all time
  • Appropriate portable fire extinguishers for the risk identified in means of fire fighting
  • Appropriate signs and notices to enable persons to escape safely
  • Ensuring persons understand the action to be taken in the event of fire on the premises, including:
    • Instruction and training of staff
    • Measures to lessen the effects of fire

 

What does the “Responsible Person” have to do?

The “Responsible Person” is responsible for the safety of employees and relevant persons by effectively managing:

  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Fire Procedures
  • Fire Drills
  • Means of Escape
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Alarms and Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Doors and Compartmentation
  • Fire Evacuations
  • Signs and Notices
  • Fire Training Courses

 

How can we help?

We carry out fire risk assessments on any type of property to comply with the new fire legislation and fire safety in the workplace.

The service includes a user-friendly report so that you can understand any fire safety issues that require action, in their priority order.