If you are confused with the fire safety act, you have come to the right place. We aim to make the following information easy to understand and where possible jargon free.
The fire safety act or officially known as the regulatory reform fire safety order 2005.
Firstly, the responsible person. Who could be the owner, someone who is in charge overall for fire safety, a landlord or even the Managing Director of a business.
If you are one of the above then it is your responsibility to carry out a fire risk assessment as detailed in the fire safety act. You could do this yourself if you feel you are competent enough, however there have been many examples of prosecutions to businesses for having insufficient fire risk assessments.
Is it really worth the risk after all you wouldn’t represent yourself in a court of law, you would probably get a lawyer or solicitor do this. As the consequences of not adhering to the fire safety act could be more severe why not get a professionally qualified person to do this for you as this would save you time and possibly money too.
So first thing you need to do is get a fire risk assessment done by a professional. The fire risk assessment should be reviewed on a regular basis. As things change quickly within business we recommend this should be reviewed annually.