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FAQ's

Is a fire risk assessment for my Elmstead business required?

Since the introduction of the Fire Safety Order in 2005, the law requires every commercial premises in Elmstead to have a fire risk assessment carried out. If 5 or more employees are at the workplace, the fire risk assessment must be in writing.

A written report is still advisable for sole traders requiring fire risk assessment in Elmstead as it is proof that the work has been conducted.

How often should a risk assessment for fire in Elmstead be carried out?

The law requires that the fire risk assessment for your Elmstead business be reviewed on a regular basis although there is no set frequency. The fire risk assessor will recommend a review period which should be taken into account. The Fire and Rescue Service would expect most assessments to be reviewed annually.

Can a fire risk assessment in Elmstead be completed by the employee?

Whilst this is possible, the current legalisation understands that companies have limited resources such as staff and time. The fire risk assessors can carry out the fire risk assessment in Elmstead on your behalf, whilst preparing any documentation so that you're legally compliant.

Will I have to shut down my business during a fire risk assessment in Elmstead?

You will not have to shut down your business in Elmstead when the fire risk assessor comes. However during fire risk assessments in Elmstead, they will need access to all areas of the premises alongside a meeting with the person responsible for overseeing workplace fire safety.

Fire Risk Assessment Elmstead

Fire risk assessment Elmstead

Whether you have an existing fire safety risk assessment in place or not, the fully trained fire assessors in Elmstead can help.

The comprehensive fire risk assessments in Elmstead cover a range of business properties including shops, offices, schools, restaurants, night clubs, factories, hotels and hospitals. These are only a few of the locations where the team can offer their services.

This service is also offered for property management companies, landlords and letting agencies. These individuals and organisations are legally required to have specific risk assessments in Elmstead for flats, houses of multiple occupation, maisonettes, care homes, clinics, etc.

All commercial premises with 5 employees or more will need a written assessment. Even if the business in question only has one employee, a fire risk assessment in Elmstead is necessary to be fully compliant with the law.

Fire risk assessments in England and Wales are a legal obligation as outlined in the regulatory reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which is applicable to every commercial premise. Similar requirements apply in Scotland under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, and in Northern Ireland under the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

After the fire assessor has reviewed your business premises you will receive a detailed report with their observations, recommendations and action plan.

The reliable fire risk assessors in Elmstead provide reports that are tailored around your business activities and building. They will always give clear and justifiable reasons why a fire prevention measure should be carried out in accordance with British Standards.

With service centres in the UK, a service can be provided with beneficial discounts for multiple premises requiring fire risk assessment.

Fire Risk Assessments Elmstead

Fire safety risk assessments in Elmstead consists of a 5 step check-list where the "responsible person" must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises.

First, you need to identify what could start a fire at your commercial property and what materials could burn. You should also identify who is at risk during a fire and if they are especially vulnerable e.g. the elderly, disabled and children.

Evaluate the risk of a fire starting and remove potential fire hazards. Protect people by implementing appropriate fire fighting equipment and precautions e.g. fire detection and warning systems, emergency routes and exits.

You then need to create a record of the fire hazards discovered at your business buildings and create an action plan in case of a fire starting. If you have 5 or more staff a written record must be kept.

The relevant members of your team should be instructed and trained. Fire risk assessments in Elmstead for commercial organisations should be reviewed on a regular basis as the nature of your business can change over time, e.g. new work practices, significant increase in stock levels or deal with a fire recently.


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