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The Fire Safety Law
As a requirement under the fire safety Order 2005.
In 2006 one the most important changes came into effect resulting in business’s having to self regulates the fire safety within the business or building.
A fire risk assessment must be carried out and recorded where there are 5 or more employees, or an existing license is in force or an Alterations Enforcement notice has been issued by the Fire Service to the building.
The Responsible Person is legally required to ensure the fire risk assessment is undertaken by a competent person and that it is reviewed on a regular basis.
Who should undertake the fire risk assessment?
Lancashire Fire and Safety offer a full Fire Risk Assessment to take the stress and responsibility away from you. It provides a comprehensive and in depth analysis of all the fire risks at your premises. We will review your current fire safety procedures including company practices, and observe your working environment.
We perform a structured and systematic examination of all areas of Fire Safety within your workplace in line with all requirements of the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (2005).
Fire risk assessment report covers?
An identification (including digital photograph’s) of possible fire hazards dangers and risks including sources of ignition, sources of fuel and sources of oxygen.
- Consideration of who may be especially at risk on your premises such as workers near to dangers or working alone; children, the elderly or the infirm.
- Means of escape from the building.
- The level of risk within your premises and advice on you how to get rid of or reduce the risk of fire as far as is reasonably possible.
- Provide you with general fire precautions to deal with any possible remaining risk.
- Advise you how to take other measures to make sure there is protection if flammable or explosive materials are used or stored.
- Help in creating a plan to deal with emergencies and, in most cases, keep a record of the findings devise a method to inform, instruct and train staff and visitors.
- Advise you when review audits are necessary and provide a review of the findings regularly as required.
Changes to the regulations!
Amendments to the Fire Regulations October 2006.
Any building from 1st October 2006 that held a fire certificate under the old fire precautions act, will have the certificate removed, this must be replaced with a fire risk assessment report as above.