The FAQ section is designed to help you with your Fire Risk Assessment questions; however please feel free to call us if you would like more detailed information.
This is now part of English law, under the "Fire Regulatory Reform Act 2005". If you have a HMO (House of Multiple Occupancy) property or ANY business premises which employs 5 or more persons, including part time staff, or you have members of the general public in the premises, you must have carried one out.
This is a government act, introduced to improve the fire safety in the workplaces and all public premises. Each business is required to have a "responsible person" to monitor the compliance and fire safety.
It identifies risk and helps you manage your operation, for the benefit of all managers, staff and members of public.
Any business premises with 5 or more staff or a public premises. This now includes communal areas to apartments and flats.
Our assessor walks around the premises and takes time getting to understand your business and building; he will look at all safety aspects and regulatory requirements before compiling his detailed report.
This depends on the size of the building but typically 1-3 hours.
No, but the assessor does need to spend some time with the "Responsible Person" and have access to all areas of the building.
You will receive a bound insurance approved (PAS79) document detailing all the findings and a list of recommendations.
No, but you are advised to review the Assessment a minimum of annually; it is your responsibility to keep this document updated with regular reviews. We would always advise that this is incorporated with a review meeting with ourselves, which we will make a smaller charge.
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