Since 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.
It is recommended that fire risk assessments are carried out by persons who are suitably qualified or experienced. The objective of the fire risk assessment is to identify the risks in the workplace and to safeguard the occupants of the premises.
The fire risk assessment must:
- Identify fire hazards and persons at risk and to remove or reduce the risk of those hazards causing harm.
- To determine what fire safety measures and management policies are necessary to ensure the safety of people in the building should a fire occur by: reducing the probability of a fire starting, ensuring that all occupants are alerted and can leave the premises safely and limiting the effects should a fire occur.
The fire risk assessment should be the foundation for all the fire precautions in the premises and therefore it is recommended that the fire risk assessments are carried out by persons who are suitably qualified or experienced.
Through our experience and knowledge of the fire safety industry, Cintrix Systems can provide professional, highly capable fire safety advice for all types of buildings and property and offer the following services:
- Fire Risk Assessments (including reviews of existing fire risk assessments)
- Fire Safety Training
- Fire Strategy Advice
- Fire Safety Audits
- Fire Investigation and post Fire Audits
For more information, please contact us.