Fire Risk Assessments FAQs
We received a number of frequently asked questions about our Fire Risk Assessments service, here are the answers to the most popular ones. If you have queries not covered in this section please feel free to contact us on 0330 6600264 or email [email protected]
- In the event of a minor fire, some insurance companies may refuse to pay out on insurance claims.
- The enforcing authority, usually the local fire authority, may decide to issue a formal notice indicating what is required to conform and must be completed within a prescribed timescale.
- They can in serious circumstances put in place a prohibition notice which may restrict who can live or work at the premises.
- In the event of a tragedy or very severe infringement, this may not only include the initial “responsible person(s)” but may also include advisors, equipment providers or any other person(s) who may have some control over the building or its fire risk.
There are five main parts to a comprehensive assessment
- Identify the fire hazards
- Identify people at risk
- Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risk
- Record, plan, inform, instruct and train (if required)
- Review regularly