Do I need a risk assessment?
It is the duty of the responsible person to carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe. You must keep a written record of your Fire Risk Assessment if your business has 5 or more people.
Follow our easy five step process:
The Fire Safety Risk Assessment chart gives more detailed information about these steps.
You’ll need to consider:
You can complete the Fire Risk Assessment yourself with the help of standard fire safety risk assessment guides. The Fire Risk Assessment booklet can be used as a template for recording your Fire Risk Assessment.
If you don’t have the expertise or time to complete the Fire Risk Assessment yourself you need to appoint a ‘competent’ fire risk assessor to help. For guidance choosing a competent fire risk assessor please refer to the guide.
You can download the following guides from our advice, documents and downloads section.
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