From 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person (RP) of any non domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment, including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire, and identify persons at risk. Where there are 5 or more employees you must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment.
You'll need to consider:
◦ emergency routes and exits
◦ fire detection and warning systems
◦ fire fighting equipment
◦ the removal or safe storage of dangerous substances
◦ an emergency fire evacuation plan
◦ the needs of vulnerable people, eg the elderly, young children or those with disabilities
◦ providing information to employees and other people on the premises
Help with the assessment
If you don't have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself you need to appoint a 'competent person' to help, e.g. a professional risk assessor.
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