Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 it is a legal requirement that the individual designated as the responsible person ensures that there is a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment carried out on the premises to which relevant persons are exposed.
Do I need a Fire Risk Assessment?
If you are an employer, owner or occupier of a business, industrial or commercial premises then it is your legal duty to ensure a Fire Risk Assessment has been conducted and has been put in place by a competent person. This needs to be reviewed regularly, and in instances where there have been changes to the business or premises.
I have had a Risk Assessment carried out by someone else, I need to buy some fire safety equipment?
If you have already had a Fire Risk Assessment carried out by another Company or by you doing it yourself and you need to purchase items from your Action Plan, please visit our online store. Here you can purchase Fire Safety Signs, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Alarms, Emergency Lighting and more, for discounted online prices. Click here to visit ‘FSM Online’, the one stop shop for Fire Safety Equipment at extremely competitive prices.
What if I do not have a Fire Risk Assessment carried out or do not want one done?
You have a legal responsibility to have a fire risk assessment carried out on your premises and to protect your employees and visitors from the dangers of fire.
Where a risk exists and is not being managed correctly, your Fire Authority has a statutory duty to enforce compliance with the regulations and will serve a notice on you. This can lead to the imposition of substantial fines, prosecution and sometimes imprisonment. Please click here to see our News Page of the most recent prosecutions.
You may also have a look at the current Legislation, Fire Safety Order 2005 and information Advice and Guidance on Risk Assessments for HMO’s, Bedsits, Flats and other Sleeping Accommodation by clicking here.
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