The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, came into effect in October 2006, Under the fire safety order older fire certificates are no longer valid and Fire Risk Assessments have to be carried out by every workplace to minimise the risk of fire. If your workplace employs more than 5 persons or is a licenced premise the Fire Risk assessment must be in writing, to aide the review of your risk assessment it is recommended that all businesses fire risk assessments be in writing, the Fire Risk Assessment must include the following:
- 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 upon any changes and at least annually.