You must ensure a Fire Risk Assessment of your premises is carried out and maintain a Fire Management Plan under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This applies if you are:
responsible for business premises
an employer or self-employed with business premises
responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes
a charity or voluntary organisation
a contractor with a degree of control over any premises
providing accommodation for paying guests.
Good management of fire safety in your premises is essential to ensure the safety of your staff and visitors.
DDFL’s Fire Risk Assessment will identify the fire hazards, people or groups involved, and will evaluate the risks. We will examine your fire detection, fire warning and emergency lighting systems and the means of escape. The assessment contains an action plan for any improvements required, giving timescales to implement recommendations.
A Fire Risk Assessment is vital for business contingency as, in the event of a fire at your premises, it is quite possible that your insurance company may dispute making payment if you do not have a current Fire Risk Assessment with a live action plan.
DDFL retained clients benefit from help, guidance and assistance to review their Fire Risk Assessment every year as part of their service with me.