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FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Responsible Person, Persons at Risk and the Competent Person. The Responsible Person can be the property owner, landlord, business owner, manager or a combination of the aforementioned. The Persons at Risk are those using or passing the building. The Competent Person is the individual who provides the Responsible Person with the service or services to ensure they comply with the legislation.

Legislation places a duty of care upon employers (and other people) to ensure the Health, Safety and Welfare of employees and other people who may be affected by the work activity. The thrust of current legislation is to provide a proactive approach through the vehicle of risk assessment.

Whilst such a proactive approach to Health and Safety has many positive advantages it does place considerable responsibility upon employers and those having control of premises.

Employers are now required by law to formally assess the risk of fire to their employees. Where there are 5 or more employees this risk assessment must be recorded. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires a formal fire risk assessment to be in place and available for inspection if required, it must also be reviewed if any process, staff or building changes occur. It is essential that the person carrying out the risk assessment is competent to do so.

A failure to comply with Fire Regulations, which places either building occupants, property or persons simply passing by at risk in case of fire, is in itself, a criminal offence. A professional and independent fire risk assessment will reduce the risk in your premises and will assist in providing legal evidence that you have taken all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence with regard to fire safety issues.

Notwithstanding the legal requirements, have you considered the potential risk to your business from fire?

Prestige Protec Systems Technical Compliance Manager Gary Grant, is fully qualified and third party accredited to carry out your FRA on behalf of your company, business or organisation. He has more than 25 Years Industry experience.

Gary lists amongst his qualifications and membership of professional bodies:

  • International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
  • Institute of Fire Protection Officers
  • Institute of Fire Safety Managers NAFRAR Scheme
  • Warrington Certification FRACS Scheme

Choosing Prestige to complete your Fire Risk Assessment on your behalf transfers liability from you to provide with confidence a compliant accurate and detailed document for your records. This ensuring that as the responsible person you have indeed complied with the current legislation.

Please email either gary.grant@ppslimited.net or enquiries@ppslimited.net or telephone our office for further

information 0121 453 7796

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