Fire Risk Assessment Blackburn.

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Have you recently moved into a new business premises? and/or Are you the ‘responsible person’ . Are you looking for a fire risk assessment in the Blackburn with Darwen area to be carried out? Would you like know what a Responsible Person is? The information below, will hopefully answer all your questions. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding this important subject.

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Why do I need a fire risk assessment in Blackburn with Darwen?

The reason that a fire risk assessment is needed is because it is law under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (this applies to England and Wales)
Remember one simple thing: there is no escaping fire risk assessments as they are mandatory by law. To that end we will do our best to help you with your fire risk assessment. We will ensure that is correct, sufficient and carried out by a competent assessor.

New and Existing Businesses looking for a fire risk assessment Blackburn

If you are the Responsible Person of a business and employ 5 or more people you require a fire risk assessment. Firstly, you could do one yourself if you have the competency. Secondly, you must ensure the fire risk assessment is sufficient and correct. Thirdly and most importantly, there have been many prosecutions for poor fire risk assessments. In conclusion then, it’s better to hire a professional to avoid possible fines.

Can I do a fire risk assessment myself?

Of course you can do a fire risk assessment yourself if you feel you have the knowledge and experience. However it is always best to have a third party look at your premises as they will give an unbiased viewpoint. Remember, a fire risk assessment is required by law and many business owners have been prosecuted for having insufficient or incorrect fire risk assessments. Again, we will help you with your fire risk assessment and ensure that it is correct and up to date with the current fire safety legislation.

Choosing a competent fire risk assessor

If you want to hire a professional to do your fire risk assessment, you have to make sure they are competent.

They should have either experience and or accreditation from a recognised body such as IFSM (Institute Fire Safety Managers) or IFE (Institute Fire Engineers) etc. The guide above will explain further on how to choose and hire a competent fire risk assessor

What is a fire risk assessment?

A fire risk assessment is an inspection of a building and to give recommendations to make the building safer. If there are less than five people in the building, then the fire risk assessment doesn’t need to be written down. However, we recommend that is always written down. After all it is the easiest and safest way for any recommendations to be are carried out.

Below is an example of a fire risk assessment.

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Who is responsible for doing a fire risk assessment?

By law, every non-domestic premises and business is required to have an individual who is designated as the “Responsible Person” they are responsible for the buildings fire safety.

The job of the Responsible Person is to ensure that all fire safety tasks are done and any necessary actions are carried out. This will help to prevent fires from occurring.
Therefore the responsible person is the one who needs to ensure that a valid fire risk assessment is made on the building.

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HMO’s and Fire Risk Assessment Blackburn

Firstly, some landlords think that only licensed HMO’s require fire risk assessments. However, this is not the case at all. In fact, every property that has a “shared staircase” requires a fire risk assessment. Similarly, this also applies to buildings with common areas too. As a result, then this also follows same rules to holiday lets, B&Bs and guest houses.

What happens if you don’t do a fire risk assessment?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that if you employ 5 or more people you need to document a fire risk assessment. For more info and advice please go here

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Why Choose us?

We can offer you a competitive price together with a friendly face and ongoing help and support just a phone call away. All our fire risk assessments are simple to understand. We try and remove the jargon from our fire risk assessments and provide an action plan which is simple to understand and to act upon.

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Why? As you can see the recent testimonial we got 10 out of 10 please see here. Basically we saved this customer nearly £1400 off the cost of their Evacuation chairs and saved them £400 off their fire risk assessment as well as helped them get 30 fire extinguishers installed together with fire stands within 3 days – they were struggling with this deadline. As you can see we have many reviews from different sectors. Maybe, we could also help with your business. Why don’t you give us a call or contact us below using the form’ Thank you for taking the the time to read the inormation. We hope it has helped

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