What is a fire risk assessment and why do you need it?
A fire risk assessment is designed to minimise the probability of the event of a fire by identifying the potential hazards and fire risks within a building. However, it doesn’t just examine the structure of the building itself, but also the contents of the building, the layout, and the use of the building. This includes how the use of the building affects the fire risk, how many people are in the building, how they will escape and what steps should be taken to minimise the dangers.
For any business or public building such as shops, nightclubs, cafes, restaurants, offices, churches, and even bus and train stations, a fire risk assessment is required. This list of buildings is not exhaustive, of course, but as a rule, all non-domestic properties need to have a fire risk assessment in place. This is not an optional document and is mandatory by UK law.
Our experienced, qualified and fully insured risk assessors can carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments at your work premises.
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