What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
Fire risk assessments highlight potential risks and implement procedures to keep your employees and visitors safe. As an employer, it is your duty of care to make sure that you carry out a fire risk assessment and keep up to date with it.
Reduce Risk of Fire
Fire risk assessments identify risks so that they are less likely to happen. These potential hazards could be things such as faulty electrical plug sockets that have not been replaced. The fire risk assessment ensures that hazards like these are being looked out for.
Educating employees on what could be a fire risk is also important to make sure that they are not accidentally making careless mistakes. When in a kitchen, for example, doing things like not keeping the gas on could save a life. Teaching employees what could start a fire can simply stop them from happening.
Implements Fire Exits
Do your employees know where to go if there was a fire? Having fire doors and fire exits signs leading to the nearest exit could also save someone’s life if there were to be a fire even after fire risk assessments. When an employee starts, make sure they are aware of the fire exits and how they can get out of the building as fast as possible to stay safe.
Follow Legal Practices
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that ‘The responsible person must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons are exposed for the purpose of identifying the general fire precautions he needs to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on him by or under this Order’. If you don’t follow legislations such as this, as an employer, you could be setting yourself up for prison time as you could literally cost someone’s life or severe injuries.
Getting Started with Fire Risk Assessments…
If you want to protect your employees and follow government legislations, book a fire risk assessment today with us.