Life Safety Fire Assessments
In England and Wales the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (commonly known simply as the Fire Safety Order) introduced a legal duty for ‘the responsible person’ to take all reasonable steps to ensure that fire safety levels are appropriate at all times.
In Scotland there are similar legal duties for ‘duty holders’ to ensure regulatory compliance with the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.
Duties imposed by the legislation fall into seven general categories
- Carrying out a fire safety risk assessment of the premises;
- Identifying the fire safety measures necessary as a result of the fire safety risk assessment outcome;
- Implementing these fire safety measures using risk reduction principles;
- Putting in place fire safety arrangements for the ongoing control and review of the fire safety measures;
- Complying additionally with the specific requirements of the fire safety regulations;
- Keeping the fire safety risk assessment and outcome under review;
- Record keeping
The responsibility for complying with these fire safety duties sits with the employer and /or any other person(s) who may have control of the premises to any extent, such as tenants, contractors and volunteers working on site who may also have some responsibilities
Brooker Diamond Fire Engineering Ltd have competent engineers capable of undertaking fire risk assessments using templates produced by British Standards Institute (BSI) in accordance with PAS79 2020.
Recommendations from the fire risk assessment can be prepared as a prioritised scope of remedial work and the risk re-evaluated once the work has been completed or procedures have been adopted to manage the risk.
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