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Safety Alert

Fire Risk Assessment

Following the recent tragic fire incident in West London, we would like to remind owners and
operators of premises of their legal duty under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
2005.

This includes:
Arranging for a fire risk assessment to be completed by a qualified and competent Fire
Risk Assessor to determine what fire safety measures and management policies are
necessary to ensure the safety of people in the building should fire occur by:
o reducing the probability of a fire starting
o ensuring that all occupants are alerted and can leave the premises safely in the
event of a fire
o limiting the effects should a fire occur
Completing any actions identified as areas for improvement within the fire risk assessment
Ensuring that all equipment provided to assist the evacuation from the premises is
regularly tested, inspected and maintained by suitably competent persons
Ensuring that the fire risk assessment is reviewed regularly to keep it up to date (it isnt a
one off!), and particularly when:
o there is reason to suspect that people are not safe in case of fire, or
o there has been a significant change to the preventative and protective measures
you have taken in case of fire
o refurbishment to the premises
o permanent or temporary change in the fire evacuation route
o temporary failure of the fire alarm system
Ensuring that staff members are regularly trained to carry out an evacuation
Ensuring that staff are aware of the nominated person(s) who are nominated and trained
to tackle a small fire, and those who have been nominated and trained to carry out the
evacuation procedures
Consideration should also be given when purchasing items such as exercise mats, soft
play equipment and furniture to ensure they comply with current fire regulations. PTO

Registered Office:
No.46 The Stables, Whitehouse Farm, Gaddesden Row
Fire Risk Assessment Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 6HG
June 17 01582 840098
If you no longer wish to receive these Alerts please let us know
Safety Alert
HM Government has produced a series of fire risk assessment guidance notes from which you
can download those relevant to your premises:
Fire safety: guidance for the hospitality industry
Fire safety risk assessment: animal premises and stables
Fire safety risk assessment: means of escape for disabled people
Fire safety risk assessment: open-air events and venues
Fire safety risk assessment: healthcare premises
Fire safety risk assessment: theatres, cinemas and similar premises
Fire safety risk assessment: large places of assembly
Fire safety risk assessment: small and medium places of assembly
Fire safety risk assessment: educational premises
Fire safety risk assessment: sleeping accommodation
Fire safety risk assessment: offices and shops

and for Scotland:


Practical Fire Safety Guidance For Medium And Large Premises Providing Sleeping Accommodation
Practical Fire Safety Guidance For Small Premises Providing Sleeping Accommodation
Practical Fire Safety Guidance For Offices, Shops And Similar Premises
Practical Fire Safety Guidance For Healthcare Premises
Practical Fire Safety for Educational and Day Care Premises
Practical Fire Safety Guidance For Small Bed And Breakfast And Self Catering Premises

If, following the extensive investigation that will undoubtedly be undertaken there are any
changes to legislation likely to affect your premises, we will update you at the earliest
opportunity.

Ring us if you need any further support

Our Recommended Action for you:

Complete a fire risk assessment, and ensure it is always up to date


Act on any recommendations from that risk assessment
Put in place a system to test, inspect and maintain fire fighting equipment
Regularly train the staff in the emergency evacuation procedures
Ensure staff know who the nominated and trained staff are to tackle a small fire

Registered Office:
No.46 The Stables, Whitehouse Farm, Gaddesden Row
Fire Risk Assessment Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 6HG
June 17 01582 840098
If you no longer wish to receive these Alerts please let us know