Risk Assessments – Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and came into force in October 2006 applying to most businesses. It is the legal duty of the Responsible Person in an organisation to ensure the competence of those who supply and maintain the fire detection and fire fighting equipment and to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment at their premises.

As the responsible person you must make sure you carry out a Fire Risk Assessment although you can pass this task to some other competent person. However, you will still be responsible, in law, for meeting the order.

The responsible person, either on their own or with any other responsible person, must as far as is reasonably practical make sure that everyone on the premises, or nearby, can escape safely if there is a fire.


The order says that you must manage any fire-risk in your premises and the Fire Service will no longer issue fire certificates and those previously in force will have no legal status.

Our associate company is ready to answer your queries and assist you to comply with all fire safety matters in connection with your business. Whether you require a fire risk assessment of your premises or advice on how to comply with fire safety they can assist you with direct uncomplicated advice and if you prefer negotiate on your behalf with the various enforcing authorities.

They are fully insured for Professional Indemnity, Public Liability and hold CRB certification. Their initial professional response to your enquiry is at no cost obligation to you and is completely free of charge. Should you decide to employ their services they guarantee a full site-specific survey and detailed professional report that will withstand any scrutiny.

Having completed a Fire Risk Assessment and dealt with any outstanding prevention issues that it identified, you can be confident that you have provided your business and employees with the best fire protection. Of course, your duties don’t stop here as the emergency plan must be regularly reviewed, fire drills will need to be carried out, equipment such as extinguishers and alarms will need regular servicing and staff will need training.

The above information is based on information from the government’s own website www.gov.uk

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