Fire risk assessment

The Fire Safety Order 2005 (FSO), which replaces or amends all previous fire regulations, requires the responsible person for all non-domestic premises in England and Wales to carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and manage a fire safety plan.

The main objectives of risk assessment and management are to;

  1. evaluate the risk of the fire occurring;
  2. evaluate the risk to people from a fire starting in the premises;
  3. remove and reduce the hazards that may cause a fire; and
  4. remove and reduce the risks to people from a fire.

Do I need to carry out a fire safety assessment?

The FSO applies to all non-domestic premises and hence applies to you if you are;

  1. responsible for business premises;
  2. an employer or self-employed with a business premises;
  3. responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes;
  4. a charity or voluntary organisation;
  5. a contractor with a degree of control over any premises;
  6. providing accommodation for paying guests; and
  7. responsible for common parts of blocks of flats.

Apple Environmental has fully trained and experienced staff to assess your premises to identify risks and advise on appropriate fire risk management strategies to ensure that you meet all your legal obligations for fire safety.