PROFESSIONAL FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS
BY CHURCHILL FIRE SYSTEMS
How much do you really know about the risk of fire to your business? This is more than just knowing about fire prevention, but how a fire would spread and where it's likely to start. A full risk assessment is the first step in making sure you're fully prepared. Is your business at risk? From the 1st October 2006, the Regulatory reform (fire safety) order made it compulsory for almost every organisation to have a full fire risk assessment.
We know that fire risk assessments are not a tick box exercise. Your organisation should have a tailor-made risk assessment to fully meet your fire safety needs in for prevention & protection. These fire safety measures become policies and procedures that are incorporated into your core daily business activity, protecting your workforce, the public and ensuring business continuity
What are the implications of an inadequate fire risk assessment? If a fire occurs the enforcing authority can prosecute the responsible person, which can result in a large fine or in extreme cases imprisonment. Employees and other people using the building could sue your organisation for failing to protect their safety. Your insurance company may also challenge your claim for failing to have an adequate fire risk assessment.