was a great help in getting our Health and safety documentation up to date. It
was the first time we had a proper discussion about any potential risks related
to the work we do and it was an eye opener. He made some simple suggestions
which are easy to implement and we will be using Safety is the Key for all our
future Health and safety requirements."
B V Bers,
Director, Gateway Lettings
The Key to Safety? Safety is the Key.
We can carry out Fire Risk Assessments anywhere in the UK.
Do I Need A Fire
Risk Assessment for my Company?
In October 2006 the fire safety regulations changed so all
business owners with premises must now conduct a fire risk assessment.
Fire Safety changes
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (known as
RRO or FSO) replaced over 100 previous fire safety at work statutes.
Risk assessment to
The RRO affects all non-domestic premises in England and
Wales. It requires business-owners to conduct an assessment of the fire risk
for the premises.
What is a Fire
A thorough examination of your business premises and
activities, and how they may pose a fire risk to your staff, your property and
your visitors. You must record and take steps to reduce this risk, as part of
your 'duty of care' to those on your premises, and those in the vicinity if
What Is My
"Duty of Care'?
Businesses need to protect employees.
Shop owners have to protect customers;
Landlords must protect their tenants;
Hotel owners should protect their guests;
The risk posed
The likelihood of that risk happening
The existing fire precautions in place
Who (staff or visitor) is “especially at risk”,
such as the blind, elderly, disabled or the deaf
If the Inspector
You must prove you have done this and keep accurate fire
log book records. Fines for not having this document are significant and far outweigh
the cost of the exercise for any organisation.
Who can do a Fire
Anyone with some formal training, knowledge and
experience in fire prevention. There are official (lengthy) guides to help for
various types of premises.
If you do not feel confident or your staff do not have
the training, knowledge or experience, then call in the experts such as Safety
is the Key.
We will undertake a detailed investigation of your site
and issue a comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment to help your organisation and
satisfy the Insurance Inspector, the Fire Inspector and the Health and Safety
Call Safety is the Key now on 020 8406 5039 or 0777 614
0913 for help or advice on your Fire Risk Assessment.
8 Month sentence, £15,000 fine AND £5,862 court costs EACH:
A fire risk assessor and a hotel owner have both received
eight-month prison sentences and substantial fines for breaches of the
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The Order requires a 'responsible person' to undertake a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA).
The prosecutions followed visits by the Nottingham Fire and
Rescue Service to two pubs/hotels run by Mr L. Both were found to pose
a serious risk to the lives of the residents, visiting public and employees.
The fire risk assessments prepared by Mr O of MFPS found to contain severe deficiencies and were
described as 'wholly inadequate' by the judge.