fire risk assessment services

If you are a property or business owner, it is your legal responsibility to ensure Fire Risk Assessments are carried out in your London business. This is a legal requirement to ensure your premises are safe for your employees, customers and visitors. The law which governs Fire Risk Assessments in London and the South East is called the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, also known as the RRO.

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Legal responsibility for Fire Risk Assessments London

The responsibility for fire safety lies with the ‘responsible person’. Legally a ‘responsible person’ is: an employer, an owner, a landlord or occupier. Other people who work within a business can also be held responsible, such as a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor. Often there is more than one ‘responsible person’ and they must work together to meet the legal responsibilities.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (and its associated Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006) state it is up to the ‘responsible person’ to implement and maintain a fire management plan for each property they own, which includes:

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    • Carrying out a Fire Risk Assessment of your London premises and reviewing this regularly
    • Keeping a written record of your Fire Risk Assessment if your business employs five or more people
    • Telling staff or their representatives about the risks you have identified
    • Putting in place and maintaining appropriate safety measures
    • Planning for an emergency
    • Providing staff information, fire safety instruction and training

    Failure to implement a comprehensive plan that includes all of the above could result in a fine, imprisonment, or both.

    Fire Risk Assessment Process

    AGF Fire Protection’s Fire Risk Assessment London

    AGF Fire Protection is one of the UK’s leading fire safety companies. Established for over 20 years, we specialise in large multi-site projects throughout London. Our Fire Risk Assessments are completed by our specialist team of fully qualified Fire Safety Consultants, all of whom have previously worked for the UK Fire Service.

    We offer clear, detailed reports that are easy to understand, helping you to monitor your fire safety policies and procedures year on year and make the improvements necessary to keep your staff and your business safe.

    Our secure online client portal allows 24/7 access to all documents ensuring you have everything at your fingertips at any time day or night.

    Let us help you meet your legal requirements and help keep your staff and your London business safe. Contact us now for more details and a free no obligation quotation.

    Frequently asked questions

    There is no special preparation for a Fire Risk Assessment visit, the assessor is there to help you and your business and needs to see the premises and business as it is on a day to day basis. It will help us if you have to hand all your company Fire Safety documents, including the recent maintenance reports for any fire safety services within your building and any previous fire risk assessments.

    Fire Risk Assessments are required by law as part of the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (2005) and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

    You can find more about this legislation here:

    https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2005/1541/contents/made
    https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2005/5/contents
    https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2006/456/contents/made

    A Fire Risk Assessment has five main steps:

    1. Identify fire hazards
    2. Identify people at risk
    3. Evaluate, remove or reduce and protect from risk
    4. Record, plan, inform, instruct and train
    5. Review

    Here at AGF Fire Protection we are proud that our fire risk assessments provide a comprehensive and in depth analysis of all the fire risks within your building. We spend time on your site, reviewing your current fire safety procedures and company practices and carry out a structured and systematic examination of all areas of Fire Safety within your workplace taking into consideration all requirements of the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (2005) and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

    This thorough process then culminates in our production of a Fire Risk Assessment working document including photographic evidence, plan of action and detailed feedback and support.

    All our Fire Risk Assessments are carried out by our team of fully trained and experienced Fire Safety Consultants.

    Contact us for a free no-obligation quotation.

    The cost for a fire risk assessment is based on the size and complexity of your building and business and takes into consideration how many days will be required to carry out a thorough examination of your current fire safety processes and procedures along with time on site plus, reporting and feedback.

    Please contact us for a free no-obligation quotation for your premises.

    The time it will take to carry out a fire risk assessment depends entirely on the size and complexities of your building and your business. Timescales can range from half a day on site, to several days or weeks. Please feel free to contact us for us and our friendly team can help give you a better idea of timescales based on your specific premises.

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