Fire Safety Records
This Fire Safety sub-folder contains a variety of fire safety records and other documents that can be used to put good fire safety procedures in place.
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 it is a requirement that the person in charge of premises, who is called the Duty Holder or Responsible Person, carries out a Fire Risk Assessment. He does not have to carry it out himself if he does not feel competent to do so, but he must ensure one is done. The Fire Risk Assessment is then used as the basis for reducing any hazardous operations and should cover the activities carried out at your places of business.
Whilst the Fire Safety Order specifically requires fire risk assessments to be carried out on all non-domestic premises, businesses also need to put in place suitable and sufficient management systems and associated procedures to deal with fire safety and prevention. The Fire Safety Policies and Fire Safety Records are a major part of that management system and are there to help companies of all types and sizes in every industry sector comply with the Order.
These documents can help you to implement and audit the appropriate level of fire safety controls in your business. Mismanaged fire safety can cause loss of life, serious injury and damage to property and reputation.