Fire Risk Assessment

Fire safety is mandatory duty for employers in England and Wales. As the ‘responsible person’, you are required to conduct – and regularly review – a fire risk assessment of your premises.

Why, you ask? Well the fire risk assessment is designed to help your businesses identify what you need to do to extinguish fire risks and keep people safe.

For businesses with five or more employees, you must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment.

When conducting a fire risk assessment, you must:

  • Identify the fire hazards
  • Identify people at risk
  • Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks
  • Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training
  • Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly

In doing so, you’ll need to consider:

  • Emergency routes and exits
  • Fire detection and warning systems
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • The removal or safe storage of dangerous substances
  • An emergency fire evacuation plan
  • The needs of vulnerable people such as the elderly, young children or those with disabilities
  • Providing information to employees and other people on the premises
  • Staff fire safety training

To comply with the rigours of the Fire Safety Order you’ll need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help. This typically involves a professional fire safety risk assessor.

Want to extinguish workplace fire risks?

RTS can carry out a fire assessment, training your personnel via classroom-based or online distance learning.

Make contact and your dedicated safety consultant will get back to you within 24 hours.

Yes, I want to extinguish fire risks

“There’s an old saying that if you think safety is expensive, try an accident. Accidents cost a lot of money. And, not only in damage to plant and in claims for injury, but also in the loss of the company’s reputation.”

Dr Trevor Kletz