WHAT IS A FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT?
A fire risk assessment evaluates your premises in terms of fire safety hazards to people and property. An assessor visits your premises, makes a physical inspection and provides you with a clear and concise report.
At Eco Logic all our Fire Risk Assessors are fully qualified to carry out fire risk assessments.
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WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DON’T HAVE A FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT?
Your business has to have a fire risk assessment by law; the punishment for not having one is severe AND you’d be putting everyone in your business at risk. If that isn’t enough it is very doubtful that your insurance would pay out in the event of a fire.
FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS – WHAT’S THE LAW?
The Fire Safety Order places the responsibility for fire safety on the employer or ‘responsible person’ for the building or premises. In reference to Fire Risk Assessments the law states:
“The Responsible person at any premise must have a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment carried out by a competent person.”
The definition of ‘competent’ is where a person has had sufficient training to carry out that role, this could be an employee or an outside contractor. Competence is demonstrated through sufficient training and experience.
The ‘responsible person’ is the person/s who owns or controls the business. This is also the owner of the property. If the two are different they must share responsibility and are obliged to co-operate.
These vary depending on the size of the property but typically start around £250.
We cover most of London and surrounding areas.