Fire Risk Assessment
In England and Wales, if you’re an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, you’re responsible for fire safety and are known as the ‘responsible person’. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 details what you have to do to comply with the law.
Your first task is to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment which identifies all the possible fire hazards in the work environment and details what prevention measures are required. The person who provides such a document should be “suitably qualified”.
Their assessments are recognised by all governing bodies meaning that if you are unfortunate enough to need to prove due diligence (e.g. if there has been a fire at your workplace), your Fire Risk Assessment can be used as evidence in court that you have taken your duties seriously.
As an O Heap customer, we want to ensure that you are protected to the best of our ability against the risks of fire, and, just as importantly, against the issues arising in proving your compliance with the law.