Why do I need a fire risk assessment Lancaster ?
The reason that a fire risk assessment Lancaster 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.
A fire risk assessment Lancaster is an inspection of a building to check its fire safety 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 a fire risk assessment is always written down, after all it is the easiest and safest way for any recommendations to be are carried out.
The law says that every non-domestic premises and business is required to have someone who is the “Responsible Person”. Therefore they are responsible for the buildings fire safety. The job of the Responsible Person is to make sure that all fire safety tasks are done and any 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. 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 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
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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