Fire Risk Assessments
A Fire Risk Assessment will consist of the following in Colour documentation:
- Fire Safety Procedures. What to do in the event of a Fire, including Meeting Points
- Sources of Ignition. Items stored out of bright sunlight.
- Combustible Materials, Paper, Paint etc.
- Persons at Risk. Staff, Tenants
- Fire Safety Training.
- Fire Detection & Warning Sounders
- Weekly and Monthly Fire Drills, dependant on the type of property.
- Means of Escape. Routes to Meeting Point
- Weekly Testing of Break Glass Call Points, Where installed
- Ensuring there are no Tripping Hazards, vacuum cleaners placed in cupboards etc
- Portable Appliance and electrical Testing. Please see our certification page.
- Signs and Notices, including No Smoking within the Building
- Emergency Lighting
- Fire Extinguishers
- Fire Doors and Intumescent seals. What are they?
Fire Safety Law & Guidance
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (commonly called the RRO), effective from 1st of October 2006, applies to all workplace premises in England and Wales and requires that:
The Responsible person at any premise must have a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment carried out by a competent person*
Appropriate risk-based Fire Training must also be carried out on a regular basis, by a competent person under the guidance of a manager or senior member of staff.
The definition of competent is where a person has had sufficient training and or knowledge to carry out this role.