All modern Fire Safety has the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety order 1995 as its foundation, this came into action in October 2006.
It places a responsibility on the business owner/responsible person to conduct a Fire Risk Assessment or have it done for them. Either way, a Fire Risk Assessment has to be be done on the property. Details can be found by following this link.
There are two methods to have a risk assessment done – do it yourself or employ a risk assessor to do it for you.
A) Do it yourself:
As the responsible person within the business it’s your responsibility to ensure you conduct a regular risk assessment on your premises – there is a good variety of risk assessment templates available from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Or if the thought of trawling through all that paperwork yourself is a bit daunting, we can help.
B) Employ a suitable risk assessor to do it for you:
There are many individuals and companies offering risk assessments in Cornwall and choosing the right one can be a daunting task. A key point to consider are the competency of the professional risk assessor. It is vital that you choose a competent, professional risk assessor to have the job done in a suitable manner.
The following are what you are entitled to, and should take time to consider when deciding on a risk assessor that is right for you:
- What qualifications do they have?
- Are you a Fire Safety specific risk assessor or just Health and Safety or asbestos risk assessment?
- Do you have specific Fire risk assessment efficacy or professional indemnity assurance?
- Do you have a fire safety back ground (fire Brigade experience)?
- Are you a member of a related trade association IFE for instance?
- Can you provide references?
To have a risk assessment done by a professional risk assessor, prices start from approximately £300, if you are quoted less, be cautious and go through the list above.
Having an assessment done by a competent assessor should save you money by offering you the correct equipment first time.
Paying once for a risk assessment will be majorly beneficial towards the business.
Please note that we do not do the risk assessment ourselves but can recommend a reliable and professional risk assessor who will provide the best service for you.
Please call 0800 092 4021 and ask for details for the risk assessors that we recommend.