What is a fire risk assessment report?
The purpose of a fire risk assessment report is to help you identify any fire hazards in your organisation and subsequently deal with any potential risks that may arise off the back of this assessment. In England and Wales, it is a legal requirement for every workplace to carry out a fire risk assessment and in businesses where there are 5 or more employees, a record must be kept of any significant findings in the form of a fire risk assessment report.
The responsible person
As well as employers having a duty to undertake a fire risk assessment, there are also other non-domestic premises in which the person responsible for fire safety, the ‘responsible person’ may need to ensure they have a fire risk assessment report. This could be where you are an owner with paying guests, for example, a bed and breakfast or guesthouse, a landlord or a building manager. It’s important to remember that even small fires can have fatal consequences which can result in serious financial implications for any business.
Who can complete the fire risk assessment?
It’s vital that the person undertaking the fire risk assessment report has the necessary knowledge to identify the risks and suggest practical precautions which can be taken. The type of fire risk assessment report you require will depend on many factors such as the size of your business, type of industry, sector, etc. However, if you are not confident in your ability to complete the fire risk assessment report in accordance with the necessary legislation, then it is advisable for a suitably qualified or experienced person to complete this on your behalf.
How we can help
At Bison Assist, we have years of experience in risk assessment services, across a variety of industries. We always ensure that every member of our team is kept fully up to date with health and safety legislation which is vital as legal guidelines are often subject to change. We can come out to your premises wherever you are based in the UK and carry out a full fire risk assessment in just one visit, with minimal disruption to your team. When it comes to fire risk assessments, don’t compromise on safety, partner with Bison Assist, a recognised leader in the marketplace. Contact us today.