The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 simplifies fire legislation. Numerous pieces of fire legislation have been replaced with this single piece of legislation.
One of the biggest changes is that the employer will be responsible for 'self regulation' and compliance under this legislation.
Companies now have to undertake a fire risk assessment, take ownership of the assessment and ensure that all precautions have been taken to protect life from the risk of fire. The employer will be responsible for undertaking a fire risk assessment of their building and if they employ over five people then this has to be recorded. The fire risk assessment is not a one off document and needs to be reviewed regularly.
We can provide an experienced assessor who can undertake the fire risk assessment on your behalf. The assessor will initially liaise with your 'responsible person' and then undertake a full survey of the building. A report will then be compiled with findings and recommendations included along with a timescale when the work should be completed, where applicable. We would then work closely with you in providing a solution for any recommendations arising.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual requirements.