As the ‘responsible person’ you must 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.

Carrying out the assessment
1. Identify the fire hazards.
2. Identify people at risk.
3. Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.
4. Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
5. Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.

You’ll need to consider:
1. emergency routes and exits
2. fire detection and warning systems
3. fire fighting equipment
4. the removal or safe storage of dangerous substances
5. an emergency fire evacuation plan
6. the needs of vulnerable people, eg the elderly, young children or those with disabilities
7. providing information to employees and other people on the premises
8. staff fire safety training

Help with the assessment
If you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself then please contact us as our Risk Manager is fully qualified to carry out and review these assessments.