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Fire Safety in the Workplace - GOV 2

Fire Safety in the Workplace - GOV 2

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20/8/2556 Fire safety in the workplace - GOV.UKhttps://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities/fire-risk-assessments 1/2
© Crown Copyright1. Home
2. Businesses and self-employed
Business premises and business rates
Fire safety in the workplace
The ‘responsible person’ must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises.This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe.You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or morepeople.
Carrying out the assessment
Identify the fire hazards.Identify people at risk.Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.The fire safety risk assessment chart gives more detailed information about these steps.Download ‘Fire safety risk assessment chart’ (PDF, 42KB)
You’ll need to consider:emergency routes and exitsfire detection and warning systemsfire fighting equipmentthe removal or safe storage of dangerous substancesan emergency fire evacuation planthe needs of vulnerable people, eg the elderly, young children or those with disabilitiesproviding information to employees and other people on the premisesstaff fire safety training
The responsible person can dothe fire risk assessment themselves with the help of standard firesafety advice documents
.If you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself you’ll need to appoint a‘competent person’ to help, eg a professional risk assessor.If you’re not sure if your risk assessment has been carried out properly your local fire and rescueauthority might be able to give you advice although they can’t carry out risk assessments for you.Last updated: 30 May 2013

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