The reason that a fire risk assessment Cumbria is required is because it is stated in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (this applies to England and Wales)
You should remember one simple thing: there is no escaping fire risk assessments as they are mandatory by law.
A fire risk assessment Cumbria is an inspection of a building in order to assess its fire risk and offer recommendations to make the building safer.
If there are less than 5 occupants regularly in the building, then it isn’t required for the fire risk assessment to be written down.
We do, however, recommend that a fire risk assessment is always written down, it is the easiest way for the findings to be communicated and to ensure that any recommendations are carried out.
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.
Small business owners are usually the Responsible Person for their premises unless someone else from the team is nominated. Larger businesses generally have a nominated person who is the responsible person such as health and safety officers.
A competent person should carry out a fire risk assessment Cumbria. These are persons with knowledge, qualifications and/or experience in this field of expertise.
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 have 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
There are serious consequences for not doing a fire risk assessment Cumbria. You could be prosecuted by the fire service or local authority or even worse could face imprisonment should injury or death occur.
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