Fire Safety Legislation
Fire Risk Assessments and The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - from 1st October 2006.The Order applies to virtually all non-domestic premises in England and Wales and covers nearly every type of building, structure and open space. It recognises that Fire is possibly the biggest threat to the future of your business operations and the emphasis of the new Order is about:
- The need to conduct an organised and methodical fire risk assessment of your premises.
- Preventing fires and reducing risk through good fire safety management systems.
- Making it your responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone (Relevant Persons).
- Doing away with the need for fire certificates.
If you are the 'responsible person' (see below) you must carry out a fire risk assessment which must focus on the safety, in case of fire, of all 'relevant persons'. It should pay particular attention to those at special risk, such as disabled people.
Fire authorities no longer issue fire certificates and those previously in force will have no legal status. YOU MUST carry out a fire-risk assessment and any fire certificates you have may be useful as a good starting point.
Use Blaze to help you comply with fire safety law - to protect your future business interests.
It is important that you use a competent person to carry out the risk assessment. We are all former senior officers in the fire service with considerable fire safety management experience who aim to provide you with the best independent and technical solutions available. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
You will benefit from a Written Risk Assessment Report with clearly identified priority issues that will provide you with a quantifiable checklist (scores in the doors) covering your business continuity issues (how to protect your business from the threat of fire and ARSON), as well as the normal assessment criteria to meet the requirements of fire safety law. It also includes guidance on the information required by firefighters to assist with their firefighting and salvage/damage limitation operations.
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Establishing compliance with the Fire Safety Order
If your organisation employs five or more persons you must record the significant findings of the assessment. It is good practice to do this in any case.
We will help you comply with the requirements of the new Fire Safety Order and to prioritise your fire safety management issues and in so doing, allow you to concentrate on your core business activities.
Inclusive in our price is an undertaking to offer you support if the local authority (fire brigade) fire safety officer questions any aspect of our risk assessment and significant findings following the risk assessment.
Determining your business fire survival factor.
We will help you to conduct a fire risk assessment that will measure the consequences of a fire and the likelihood of its occurrence against the statutory and business health, safety and environmental standards. It will also help prioritise the steps required to reduce to a minimum the effects of any fire on the running of your business.
Alternatively, we can train you to carry out your own 'in-house' risk assessments on a course that Blaze Fire Safety has developed working in partnership with the HSE Business Unit.
Failure to comply with the Act is an offence!
Under the new Fire Safety Order, the Fire Authority will no longer issue fire certificates for premises. If there is a very serious risk to life, the fire authority can issue a notice preventing the premises being used for certain things (such as sleeping), or preventing people from using all or part of the premises.
The responsibility for fire protection will lie with the responsible person(s) of the premises.
If you are the responsible person, you must make sure you carry out a fire risk assessment and to then make the changes identified. Although you can pass this task to some other competent person you will still be responsible, in law, for meeting the order.
Anyone who has control of premises or anyone who has a degree of control over certain areas or systems may be described as a 'responsible person'.
For example, it could be:
- The employer for those parts of premises staff may go to.
- The managing agent or owner for shared parts of premises.
- The occupier, such as self-employed people or voluntary organisations.
- Any other person (or contractor) who has some control over a part of the premises.
You see, it really does pay to use Blaze Fire Safety to help you comply with Fire Safety Law - to protect your business interests. Go to our Online Enquiry service to get in touch or email email@example.com for further information.
All fire safety training courses are delivered on site at the client's own premises. Prices charged are per course not per delegate. Thus, clients can achieve cost effective training by maximising the number of delegates on each course subject only to the safe size of the room. Certificates can be provided to attendees of fire safety training courses.