PHHEnvironmental (UK) now carries out Fire Risk Assessments, as required by law.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force on the 1st October 2006 and replaced earlier fire safety legislation for England and Wales. In brief 'The Order' covers general fire precautions and fire safety duties which are needed to protect people within and around most premises excluding individual private dwellings e.g. individual flats in a block or family homes, and it is your responsibility to make sure your workplace reaches the required standard.
The responsible person (employer, owner, tenant etc) must make a suitable assessment of the risk to life is made and provide employees with adequate fire safety training. The enforcing authority have the power to inspect your premises and check you comply with your duties looking for evidence a competent person has carried out an assessment and that you have acted upon the significant findings.
Adequate fire safety training would generally include:
Other places covered by the Order include common parts of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and common parts of blocks of flats and maisonettes.
What does a fire risk assessment involve?
There are five key steps in a fire safety risk assessment:
How we can help
Due to the often confusing amount of current legislation, building regulations and guide lines for fire safety why not let our competent and experienced assessors take the strain out of your assessment. We will review your current policy's and procedures ensuring all documentation is compliant with HSE guide lines. We will provide a workable document for your property's fire safety looking at all passive and active fire protection. We will provide a workable document with clear findings and recommendations which can also be used for staff training.
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