Small Business Fire Risk Assessment
This Small Business Fire Risk Assessment is intended for small companies with less than 5 employees. All non domestic properties are required to carry out fire risk assessments to ensure that they have minimised the risks of fire. Even if you work from your living room or home office you are still the Duty Holder and should carry out a fire risk assessment and note any issues. As the Duty Holder you can carry out the risk assessment yourself but it is recommended that you instruct a competent person to assist in this important task. This risk assessment has recently been reviewed in line with current best practice and is now more comprehensive and easier to use.
This document does not provide an exhaustive list and there may be items in respect of the premises concerned that are not on the list. For this reason the form contains blank boxes for additional items specific to the particular circumstances, which you can use as needed.
Even in the smallest business there is a risk of fire. How large or small that risk is depends on what you do and where and how you do it.
Under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 you must carry out a fire risk assessment.
When doing your assessment you must:
- Identify any flammable substances or sources of ignition.
- Identify any procedures that may cause a fire, including any electrical equipment and its power leads.
- Consider your escape routes.
- Consider employees or others who may be at risk.
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