Do I need a Fire Risk Assessment? What the law says....
The law says you must take appropriate action to meet the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 which require that employers must adopt a proactive role in the fire safety of their employees and the workplace. Key to this legislation is the requirement that all places of work have a Fire Risk Assessment carried out by a competent person. Where there are five or more employees, the Assessment must be in writing. The penalty imposed by a Crown Court for non-compliance is up to two years' imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine or both.
Our services to business include conducting Fire Risk Assessment, the principal objectives of which are to.
- Deliver a thorough and independent audit of an organisation's existing fire safety provisions.
- Identify policies and procedures which can reduce the possibility of workers being killed or injured in a fire.
The Fire Risk Assessment will be of benefit to:
- Building owners and occupiers
- Insurance companies
- Prospective building purchasers