The importance of a fire safety assessment
Every business owner will want to safeguard their investment and keep their staff protected at all times. A fire can cause catastrophic damage to a building and lead to a business closing down as a consequence. In order to prevent this from happening there are certain actions that an owner can take to secure their premises from the threat of a fire.
One action which must be taken is carrying out a fire safety assessment. It is a legal requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and sets out what the “responsible person” must do. The order says:
“The responsible person must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons are exposed for the purpose of identifying the general fire precautions he needs to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on him by or under this Order.”
Undertaking a fire safety assessment will help a business owner to:
- Identify the fire hazards present within the property.
- Identify people at risk.
- Evaluate, and handle the risks by removing or reducing them.
- Prepare an emergency plan and provide staff with sufficient training.
- Review and update the fire safety assessment regularly.
Here at Surefire we can draw upon our exceptional experience and qualifications for conducting fire safety assessments to ensure your business is protected as well as it can be from a fire. We will conduct the assessment for you and talk you through any steps that will need to be taken to reduce and control identified risks safely.
If you are concerned about carrying out a fire safety assessment, and require assistance from a professional fire protection company, please get in touch with our team now.
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