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What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

VisitEngland Fire Risk Assessment Template
Suitable for: B & B's, guesthouses, farmhouses, inns with rooms and all types of individual self catering properties - with floors not exceeding three storeys (or 7.5 metres) in height. This document is designed to record the apparent fire risks in your premises and provoke thought and action on how to improve fire safety within the workplace. It should be read and fully understood by the Responsible Person(s) and kept in a safe place such as your Health & Safety file. Once complete it should provide you with e nough information to analyse the risk and construct an action plan for any amendments necessary to the property or its precautions. Completion of this document does not completely satisfy the requirements of the Fire Safety Order 2005.This assessment should be reviewed annually or when any physical or procedural changes are made in the premises.

The Fire Risk Assessment is written to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005; the purpose being to identify the key measures needed to safeguard the safety of employees, guests and other persons who may be affected in case of fire.

This will involve an in depth look at your premises and the people likely to use them (including disabled people), in order to consider the risk of a fire happening and to identify the measures which should need to be in place to prevent it and to ensure safety of guests and customers.

The Fire Risk Assessment should be undertaken by the owner or employer in most cases, or someone appointed by such person/s to carry out the task who is considered 'competent'. A person is considered 'competent' "where they have sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities to enable them properly to implement the measures".