Yes − The new law applies to EVERY business, and places a duty of care
on the Employer, Occupier or Owner as the Responsible Person to appoint
a Competent Person to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment of the premises.
What if I have no-one suitable or available within my business − or I
just don't have the time to deal with this?
The new law recognises the fact many small and medium sized
businesses do not have the resources in time or money to have an
employee committed to this work and therefore allows for the use of
professional, external assistance to complete the Fire Risk Assessment.
Will I be fully covered under the new law if I have a Fire Risk
Yes − we will supply a comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment Report, which
you will be able to use to demonstrate that you comply.
How much will it cost?
This will depend on the size and complexity of your premises, but the average small to medium size premises will cost in the region of £285.00 inc VAT, if you require a more detailed costing Contact us, and you may be pleasantly surprised how inexpensive a service we offer.
What will we get?
A survey of your premises will be carried out by one of our qualified assessors, you will receive a comprehensive report on your premises, which will include:
Identifying all the fire hazards and risks in your workplace
A recommendation on the control measures that are required
Recommendations on appropriate training for you and your employees, including a training record
An Action Plan for any risks identified.
A detailed floor plan of your premises showing fire exits, extinguishers positions and any fire loading
An evacuation plan
An emergency plan
What is involved?
An appointment will be made with one of our surveyors at your convenience, the survey is a non intrusive inspection of the fire safety provision within your premises. The survey usually take approximately 2 hours, depending on the size of the building and should not cause any disruption to your business or work processes/routines. Access would be required to all areas within your domain, including plant rooms, i.e. electrical intakes, boiler rooms and lift motor rooms (if applicable). Any certification, testing or maintenance reports for Fire Alarm systems, Emergency Lighting, Electrical Testing, Gas Certificates and Fire Safety Training/Fire Drills etc should be made available to the surveyor on the day. With regard to Fire Risk Assessments to the Communal areas of flats, access is not required into the Flats there-self, but the flat doors opening onto the Communal area/hallway would need to be inspected. Access to any plant rooms etc would also need to be accessed. Photographs are required to be taken of any defects/significant findings and these are only used or identification purposes within the Fire Risk Assessment report. The report is confidential and will be provided within 2-3 weeks of the initial survey (depending on the size of the property).
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