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Fire Risk Assessment in Non-Domestic Premises


The responsibility for fire safety in a non-domestic premises lies with a designated ‘responsible person’. This person can either be the:

- Employer

- Owner

- Landlord

- Occupier

- Manager

In other words: whoever is in principal control of the premise, is in principal control of fire safety. Often, there are multiple responsible persons within a premise, who coordinate fire safety work and share responsibilities.


The responsible person/s must:

- carry out a fire risk assessment of the premise

- make staff aware of any identified risks

- create and maintain fire safety measures

- create an emergency plan

- provide staff with fire safety instruction and training


A fire risk assessment is a review of a premise; to assess it for fire risks and provide recommendations to improve safety. It should be comprehensive and take into account many different points.  


1. Regular Review of Assessment

A fire risk assessment should be reviewed and re-completed regularly.  Depending on the risk, this may be required annually. However, it is recommended that you also review it any time the:

- layout of the building changes

- purpose of the building changes substantially (i.e. what it is used for)

- nature of the occupants changes considerably

2. Written Assessment

You must create a written copy of your fire risk assessment if:

- there are five or more people in your business

- the premise needs a licence

- the fire brigade has instructed you to

Even when a written fire risk assessment is not an absolute requirement, it is suggested that you have one anyway if you have a legal responsibility for a premise. A written assessment is the easiest way to communicate findings, ensure standards are compliant, and that safety recommendations have been followed.

3. Record Principal Findings and State What Action Will Be Taken

You must be able to present a review of the premise, which assesses fire safety against a number of points. The standards for fire safety differ in buildings depending on a number of factors, such as height, travel distance, occupancy, whether there is sleeping accommodation, to name but a few. Once reviewed you must then be able to produce a list of recommendations that should be acted upon to make the premise a safer environment in terms of fire safety.


Fire Hazards:

- Sources of ignition

- Sources of fuel

People at Risk:

- People at risk

- Especially vulnerable people

Evaluate and Act:

- Defence against arson

- Storage of dangerous/flammable liquids

- Configuration of escape routes

- Maintenance of escape routes

- Limit fire spread

- Emergency lighting

- Fire safety signs

- Easy way to raise alarm

- Fire extinguishers

- Sprinkles

Record, Plan and Train:

- Management of fire safety

- Fire safety training

- Fire safety evacuation

- Testing procedures of fire safety system

- Documentation/record of fire safety measures


Fire Services College trained consultants at RISG are here to help you. We work directly with the responsible fire safety person/s to create a comprehensive fire safety solution that will reduce fire risk within your premise. We provide the necessary skills and training to educate staff on fire safety and emergency plans so that everyone feels confident that they can not only tackle a fire hazard but can stop one from occurring in the first place.

For more information visit http://www.risgsolutions.co.uk/fire_risk_assessment.html

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