Fire Risk Assessment
From the 1st October 2006 fire legislation changed and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came in to force. The responsible person for a building (all non domestic) is required to conduct a fire risk assessment.
All previous fire legislation was repealed or revoked, which includes the Fire Precautions Act 1971, the amended 1997 Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations plus 100 other pieces of fire related legislation. Fire certificates are now no longer valid.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is a fire risk assessment based
approach where the responsible person(s) for the premises or area where they
have control must decide how to address the risks identified, while meeting certain
By adopting a fire risk assessment, the responsible person(s) is required to look at
how to prevent fire from occurring in the first place, by removing or reducing
hazards and risks (ignition sources) and then put control measures in place to
ensure that people are adequately protected if a fire were still to occur. Therefore the main emphases of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is to move towards fire prevention.
The fire risk assessment must also take into consideration the effect a fire may have on anyone in or around your premises plus neighbouring property. The building fire risk assessment is required to be kept under regular review (it is a living document).
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 apples to all non-domestic properties, including voluntary organisations and is subject to monitoring and, where appropriate, enforcement by the Local Authority Fire Service (LAFS).
AMBER Consulting offer a full Fire Risk Assessment to take the stress and responsibility of carrying out a Fire Assessment of your premises away from you.
REMEMBER: Not only is fire a killer, many businesses never recover from the effects of a fire.