Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement for all non-domestic premises in the UK. They are designed to identify and assess the fire risks in your workplace or building, and to put in place measures to reduce or eliminate those risks.
What is a fire risk assessment?
A fire risk assessment is a systematic process of identifying and evaluating the fire risks in your premises, and taking steps to reduce or eliminate those risks. It is a legal requirement for all non-domestic premises in the UK, and should be carried out by a competent person.
Who needs a fire risk assessment?
If you are the responsible person for a non-domestic premises in the UK, you need to have a fire risk assessment carried out. This includes:
- Owners and occupiers of premises
- Managing agents
- Residents’ management companies
What are the benefits of having a fire risk assessment?
A fire risk assessment can help you to:
- Reduce the risk of fire in your premises
- Protect the safety of your employees, customers, and visitors
- Comply with the law
- Avoid fines and other penalties
- Reduce your insurance premiums