Fire Risk Assessments

Every year people die or are seriously injured as a result of fires at work. Besides serious injury or loss of life, fire costs to businesses can be huge, from damage to property, loss of business, fines, compensation claims and insurance premiums.

Most fires can be avoided by taking fire precautions. If a fire does break out, the effects can be minimised by having effective controls and procedures in place.

Bradford City Fire Disaster of 1985The Bradford City Fire Disaster of 1985 saw what has been described as the worst fire disaster in the history of British football claiming the lives of 56 people and injuring more than 265 others.

The cause of the fire was thought to have been the accidental dropping of a match or a cigarette stubbed out in a polystyrene cup and the resulting fire was fuelled by rubbish underneath the wooden stand.

General fire safety in England and Wales has to comply  with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 .

Our Fire Risk Assessments are designed around your business to meet with the specific requirements of your premises and will meet all the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Anyone who enters your business premises in responsible for fire safety. However every business is legally required to have a designated responsible person. That person is responsible for identifying fire hazards and dealing with them. Usually the person responsible is the owner, employer or manager of the business and they are legally responsible for ensuring a fire risk assessment is carried out. They must also regularly review it.

Failure to comply with the legal requirements mean you have broken the law.

As with any risk assessment  it needs to be  sufficient to ensure the risks are clearly identified. It is essential that the person conducting the fire risk assessment is competent to carry out the task and has access to relevant information and support. A competent person would be regarded as someone who is trained, experienced and skilled in fire safety. If you don’t feel confident you can meet your legal requirements then you should seek help from someone with expertise in this field.