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Risk Assessments

At AK Fire we want help you minimize your risk of fire.

A fire risk assessment is compulsory under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. This will identify the risks and the key measures needed to safeguard your employees, guests and other persons who may be affected should a fire break out on your premises.

A fire risk assessment enables you to identify all the fire risks and hazards in your premises so that they can be considered and measures put in place to minimise them. The measures will vary depending on the severity of the risk but they will help you to managed your risks effectively.

Here at AK Fire We take all circumstances into account when assessing fire risks.

We:

1) Identify the hazards

2) Evaluate the risks and decide if precaution is necessary

3) Record our findings and help you implement our recommendations

5) Review your assessment regularly and update if necessary

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When carrying out a risk assessment, we check that you are meeting your legal obligations for fire safety. Identifying your fire risks allows you to take action against them, thereby reducing the risk of fire in your premises dramatically. Together we can ensure all your fire safety requirements are met.

1. Who’s responsible

You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re:

  • an employer
  • the owner
  • the landlord
  • an occupier
  • anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor
    You’re known as the ‘responsible person’. If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.

The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, for example if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.

Fire safety rules are different in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Responsibilities
As the responsible person you must:

  • carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
  • tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
  • put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
    plan for an emergency
  • provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training
  • You can read about how to make sure your premises are safe from fire.

Non-domestic premises
Non-domestic premises are:

  • all workplaces and commercial premises
  • all premises the public have access to the common areas of multi-occupied residential buildings
    Shared premises
  • In shared premises it’s likely there’ll be more than one responsible person. You’ll need to co-ordinate your fire safety plans to make sure people on or around the premises are safe.

For common or shared areas, the responsible person is the landlord, freeholder or managing agent.

Alterations, extensions and new buildings
When building new premises or doing building work on existing premises, you must comply with building regulations. This includes designing fire safety into the proposed building or extension.

For More information talk to AK Fire for fire safety information .

What could happen if you do not follow guidelines

you could receive Penalties and enforcement
You could be fined or even go to prison if you don’t follow fire safety regulations.

If you would like us to carry out a fire risk assessment in your premises, or have any queries about the process, please give us a call. We’ll be happy to talk to you about fire risks and how to reduce those risks or email us enquiries@akfire.co.uk