You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more people.
Carrying out the assessment
1.    Identify the fire hazards.
2.    Identify people at risk.
3.    Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.
4.    Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
5.    Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.
 
You’ll need to consider:
•    emergency routes and exits
•    fire detection and warning systems
•    fire fighting equipment
•    the removal or safe storage of dangerous substances
•    an emergency fire evacuation plan
•    the needs of vulnerable people, eg the elderly, young children or those with disabilities
•    providing information to employees and other people on the premises
•    staff fire safety training
Help with the assessment
The responsible person can do the fire risk assessment themselves with the help of standard fire safety advice documents.
If you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself you’ll need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help, eg a professional risk assessor.

 Our fully trained assessor will visit your premises to carry out a full audit of your existing building and procedures. You will then be provided with an easy to understand report detailing any action that is required from you together with a timeframe for action. This will form the basis of your workplace’s on-going fire safety procedures and demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the new Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.
 

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