Business owners and managers should check to make sure that:
The fire risk assessment for the premises is up to date and has been acted on.
Measures to reduce the risk of fire are in place and are working.
Fire precautions in the building are working.
The premises emergency plan is up to date and appropriate to ensure evacuation in case of fire without the need for assistance from fire crews.
All staff know what to do in case of fire.
A number of fire safety risk assessments have been produced by Communities and Local Government which will tell you what you have to do to comply with fire safety law.
The fire safety risk assessments are guides that have been designed so that a responsible person, with limited formal training or experience, should be able to carry out a fire risk assessment and make sure that they are meeting the requirements of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The following guides have been published by the Secretary of State under Article 50 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) to assist responsible persons in meeting their duties and help to carry out a fire risk assessment at your workplace and identify the general fire precautions that you need to have in place.
The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has created a Blind Spot Calculator to support building owners and managers understand where their blind spots are when it comes to property protection. The blind spot calculator takes around 5-10 minutes to complete and looks at:
Fire Protection Systems
Training and Competency
Following the results the FPA will provide you with personalised scores and further resources to help build your knowledge.
Last updated: Monday, 25 September 2023