Simply, Fire Risk Assessment is best defined as a means of understanding the risk present in a premises from fire and its associated dangers. Put another way, a Fire Risk Assessment is an explanation of how a building and the people and processes within it combine to make the outbreak of fire more, or less likely.
It is a requirement for all businesses in the UK to have in place a “current” Fire Risk Assessment since the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order:2005 came into force, confusingly, in October 2007. From that point forward, every business in the UK has needed to possess means of proving that all reasonable steps have been taken, and are currently taken, to reduce as far as possible the risk of a fire breaking out anywhere on the property.
Reducing Risk from Fire
It is about reducing risk from fire. It isn’t a solution in itself. Simply having a Risk Assessment completed will not alone reduce the risk from fire (other than by potentially changing some processes). Most often, the Risk Assessment will also define further actions needed to ensure fire safety is the best it can be.
Accord Fire & Security Services Ltd offer professional Fire Risk Assessment, which includes a written report, clearly identifying what has been assessed, why it was assessed, what it means, and what should be done to reduce any risks found. Unlike many other companies, Accord can also carry out any work required, and usually as promptly as required too.
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It is well worth considering the requirement for a proper, professional Fire Risk Assessment from around 55p a day equivalent. Contac tour team on 0845 474 5839 or complete our easy contact form.