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If you have five or more employees, you are required by law to carry out a fire safety risk assessment and keep a written record of the assessment.

Regularly review your fire safety risk assessment

It’s important to remember that fire safety requirements change over time. For example, have you recently employed hard-of-hearing or disabled team members, that aren’t covered by your original plans? Has your building been modified recently, or extended in any way?

These are just a few changes that can significantly impact your level of fire safety risk. If it’s been a while since your last review, it’s essential for you to take time out and update your plans.

Professional risk assessment

When arranging a professional risk assessment, make sure your assessor is suitably qualified (eg BAFE qualified) and offers comprehensive information that covers:

  • Preparing emergency routes and exits – emergency preparedness
  • Assessing the need for fire detection, early warning systems and equipment
  • Planning to protect or remove dangerous substances
  • Evaluating the needs of vulnerable people and those with disabilities
  • Creating evacuation plans and evacuation procedures
  • Fire safety and fire warden training

Register for CPD training or view our compliance checklist

Are you aware of all the latest advances in fire safety systems and emergency lighting for safe evacuation? Our seminars feature the latest information on fire safety technology, as well as health and safety regulations and legislation.

As for compliance, why not view our checklist? It will help you discover areas of improvement when it comes to safe evacuation.

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