Fire Risk Assessment
A fire Risk Assessment is required under the duties set by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. We can provide a systematic evaluation of the factors that determine the hazard from fire, the likelihood that there will be a fire and the consequences if one were to occur.
General Risk Assessments
Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, we can help you to identify what could cause injury or illness in your business (hazards),
decide how likely it is that someone could be harmed and how seriously (the risk) and help you to take action to eliminate the hazard, or if this isn’t possible, to control the risk.
What is a competent person?
A competent person should have the necessary training, knowledge, and experience to recognise the hazards and risks in your business and be able to advise on safe systems of work to eliminate or reduce them to an acceptable level.
The level of competence required can vary depending on the activities being undertaken by the business. The advantage of having an external competent person allows for that skill set and knowledge to be available immediately.
How does the Law apply to your business?
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
7.—(1) Every employer shall, subject to paragraphs (6) and (7), appoint one or more competent persons to assist them in undertaking the measures they need to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed upon them by or under the relevant statutory provisions and by Part II of the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997.
The benefits of having a competent person
Getting help from a competent person enables your business to meet the requirements of health and safety law. This will help you reduce the risk to your business and help keep your staff safe. The help and advice provided by a competent person can give you peace of mind allowing you to fully focus on running your business.
What the competent person service offers
√ Health and Safety support and advice by phone or email during business hours
√ A qualified, dedicated consultant
√ Newsletter with updates on changes to legislation or industry practices
√ Discounted prices on other Health and Safety Services we offer
√ Inform your clients we act as your health and safety competent person (certificate provided)
How much does it cost?
We can act as your competent person for £30 per month for a 12 month period.
Safe Operating Procedures / Risk Assessments
Having Risk Assessments creates a strong and safe environment to work within. Every business needs to have Risk Assessments in place to avoid significant hazards.
The Risk Assessments should include all of the significant hazards that can occur and the harm it may cause to people and decide whether your organisation are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm in respect to the following:
– General Public
It is also important to regularly review the Risk Assessments to ensure they are relevant
Fire Risk Assessments
A fire related Risk assessment is essential to conforming to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. These Risk Assessments should concern all employees and any other people who may be at risk if a fire was to start.
If more than five people have been employed within the workplace, an assessment must be documented.
We will assist in carrying out the Fire Risk Assessment and present the findings for you in a clear format.
The Fire Risk Assessment may identify areas that require assistance, such
• Emergency (Fire) Plan – Sets out the Fire Strategy for the premises in terms of a Plan of the building, fire detection, fire suppression points, and exit routes, and detail how to evacuate in the event of an emergency
All projects must have:
• Workers with the right skills, knowledge, training and experience.
•Contractors providing appropriate supervision, instruction and information.
• A written construction phase plan.