Once a fire risk assessment has been completed, the next thing for you to consider is how the risks that were identified can be reduced, or removed.
Your Fire Risk Assessment is Done – What Next?
Some more common fixes include:
- Replacing highly flammable materials with less flammable ones
- Eliminating ignition sources from areas where flammable materials are present
- Implementing a no smoking policy
The minimum requirements are to be considered the following during a fire risk assessment
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems – It is vital that business premises have an appropriate fire detection and alarm system. The system should be capable of warning every person in the building of a fire.
Methods of Fighting a Small Fire – Appropriate fire extinguishers must be present in the building. As a guideline, it’s advisable to have at least one extinguisher per 200 square metres of floor space.
It is imperative that escape routes are unobstructed at all times.
Who Needs to Comply with the Regulatory Reform Order?
Anyone with control over business premises is responsible for compliance with the order. This might be:
- The employer
- The managing agent or owner for shared premises or shared fire safety equipment
- The occupier
- Any other person with some control over any part of the premises.
You must make sure that all of the fire safety equipment in the workplace is fully operational and kept in perfect working order at all times, so that in the event of a fire the risk of damage and loss of life is kept to a minimum.
RV Fire Systems
RV Fire Systems are experts in the supply, design, installation, commissioning and routine maintenance of all types of fire alarm systems in the North West and all over the United Kingdom. Call us today on one of our local numbers below to find out more about our intelligent fire safety products or for more advice on fire risk assessments.
For more information about fire risk assessment guidelines speak with one of our local fire safety advisors on one of the numbers below:-
Clitheroe Fire Risk Assessment Advisors:- 01200 439333
Blackburn Fire Risk Assessment Advisors:- 01254 367611
Blackpool Fire Risk Assessment Advisors:- 01253 804199
Preston Fire Risk Assessment Advisors:- 01772 970411
Manchester Fire Risk Assessment Advisors:- 0161 8260480