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Fire Risk Assessment

Fire safety is one of many safety issues with which the responsible person must deal with to minimise the risk of injury or death to staff or the public. 

Good management of fire safety is essential to:

  • make sure that fires are unlikely to occur; 
  • that if they do occur they are likely to be controlled or contained quickly, effectively and safely; or that, 
  • if a fire does occur and grow, everyone in your premises is able to escape to a place of total safety easily and quickly. 

The risk assessment that you must carry

  • will help you make sure that your fire safety procedures, prevention measures, and precautions (plans, systems and equipment) are all in place and working properly,
  • and should identify any issues that need attention. 

Fire Risk Assessment Competency Council Guide to Choosing a Competent Fire Risk Assessor.

The guide is an easy-to-read introduction to choosing a competent fire risk assessor.

The Council has also published a set of criteria against which the competency of those undertaking fire risk assessments can be judged.

The documents can be found on the National Fire Chiefs Council website.

Business Sector Risk Review Reports have been created for each occupancy category.

The reports have been designed to highlight the loss history for each particular business sector, which in turn will help inform insurance and risk control choices and provide best-practice guidance.

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If our officers visit to audit compliance with fire legislation they will ask to see evidence that you have been adequately maintaining your premises and training your staff.

We have produced a log book which is available free to download that can be used to assist you in recording such evidence.

Fire Safety Log Book
Fire Safety Log Book
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