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Fire Risk Assessment

A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in nearly all properties in the UK except domestic dwellings, including the communal areas of blocks of flats and houses of multiple occupation (HMOs).

 Employers (and/or building owners or occupiers) must carry out a fire risk assessment and keep it up to date. Based on the findings of the fire risk assessment, employers need to ensure that there are adequate and appropriate fire safety measures in place.

 In order for a fire to start three things are required

· Source of ignition – Fire, sparks or a sufficient heat source including toasters, heaters, electricity etc.

· Source of fuel – paper, wood, furniture and soft furnishings, litter etc.

· Sources of oxygen – in the atmosphere, cylinders etc.





Your fire risk assessment should identify sources of ignition along with any potential sources of fuel and oxygen, also a physical inspection of the building to determine what fire precautions are currently in place and the requirement for additional measures.

 The fire safety management also needs to be considered when approaching a fire risk assessment. Are there emergency escape plans in place and have they been communicated to the staff/tenants?

 We have qualified assessors to carry out your fire risk assessment. With this document, you will know exactly what you need to do to comply with the law, and protect yourself from prosecution, and possible fines or a jail sentence.

Fire risk assessment

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