Do you have Fire Safety Responsibilities?
If you are an employer, landlord, owner, occupier or anyone else who has management responsibilities for a commercial property, you are likely to have some legal fire safety responsibilities.
Failure to meet these fire safety responsibilities can result in a fine or even a prison sentence.
Fire Risk Assessment Consultancy
Our Health & Safety Consultants are competent to provide advice and guidance to help you maintain a compliant fire risk assessment for your premises and generally manage the health and safety risks to those who could be harmed.
Carrying out a fire risk assessment, and reviewing it regularly, is a legal requirement and this risk assessment will help you determine additional controls needed to mitigate the risk of a fire at your premises.
Other Fire Safety Measures
Information on the fire risks identified must be communicated to any interested parties who may be affected, included employees and tenants.
Other measures can include maintaining a fire alarm, fire detection system, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting and a plan for safe evacuation of the building.
Fire Safety Training
It’s important that all people with fire safety responsibilities are adequately trained an briefed in the arrangements.
Fire Risk Management to BS 9997
Although not a legal requirement, BS 9997 provides best practice guidance on fire risk management and follows the common clause structure (Annex SL) of other management systems such as ISO 45001 for Occupational Health and Safety, meaning BS 9997 can easily be integrated into your existing management and certification framework.
Read more about BS 9997 Consultancy.