Fire Risk Assessment

As the responsible person you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of your organisations premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe. In addition you must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more people.

Who is responsible?
You are responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re:
  • an employer
  • the owner
  • the landlord
  • an occupier
  • or anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager or managing agent
You are subsequently known as the ‘responsible person’. If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities. The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, for example if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.

CQMS can support you meet your legislative obligations taking into consideration Fire Risk Considerations i.e. emergency routes, fire detection, fire fighting equipment, hazardous substances. In addition all fire risk assessments completed by CQMS Ltd are as per the PAS79-1: 2020 (part 1) Code of Practice.

The Fire Safety Act 2021
Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, in April 2021 the UK Parliament passed the Fire Safety Act, making important changes to fire safety law for buildings that contain two or more sets of domestic premises in England and Wales. The Act’s main aim is to ensure clarity over the areas covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Fire Safety Order is the fire safety legislation in England and Wales which regulates buildings and sets out responsibilities for individuals subject to the Order.

Further Information
Fire Safety Act
Fire Safety Act – addendum
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Welsh Government Guidance