Fire Risk Assessment (legal responsibilities)

By Law, in any company with 5 or more employees, the responsible person must take such general fire precautions as to ensure the safety of their employees or visitors to their premises.

E & J Fire Group ensure that your assessment is completed to the recognised standard by a competent assessor and all advice or significant findings are to the approved codes of practice, giving you the reassurance you are fully demonstrating complying with the law.

Methodology

The fire risk assessment will be carried out by the competent person accompanied by the responsible person, and done in accordance with the regulatory reform (fire safety) order and the relevant approved codes of practice. The methods used will take the whole or assessment areas of the premises, systematically evaluating categories and relating these to the risk posed to life of relevant persons with individual levels of acceptability indicated in the response section to draw attention to significant findings.

The significant findings and recommendations of this risk assessment will be outlined in the executive summary or significant findings and recommendations. Supplementary documentation accompanying this assessment will be: fire safety policy statement, arson policy, hot works permit, any building plans and layout sheets submitted by the customer.

Glossary Of Terms

Responsible Person:

The person ultimately responsible for fire safety as defined in the regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005.

Competent person:

A person with enough training and experience or knowledge and other qualities to enable them properly to assist in the undertaking of the fire risk assessment.

Significant findings:

  • A feature of the premises, from which the fire hazards and persons at risk are identified.
  • The actions you have taken or will take to remove or reduce the chance of a fire occurring or the spread of fire and smoke.
  • The actions people need to take in case of fire.
  • The necessary information instruction and training needed and how it will be given.

Approved codes of practice:

The relevant British Standard that gives official guidance on carrying out maintenance and installation of the fire safety equipment on site.