What Is A Fire Risk Assessment

  1. A Fire Risk Assessment is an important document that gives a brief description of the building, its purpose. It’s use and the persons who are at risk within that building.
  2. It is the legal statutory requirement for the responsible person or the Duty Holder to ensure that a valid risk assessment is in place.
  3. The document must incorporate:
    An executive summary
  • The management of fire safety
  • Detail hazards, hazardous substances and general fire precautions
  • Detail any major concerns
  • Give a risk rating within the report
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Always remember a Fire Risk Safety Assessment is suitable and sufficient at the time of the inspection.

It should be noted that it is the duty of the responsible person or duty holder to ensure that the Fire Risk Assessment is reviewed on a regular basis.