Fire Risk Assessment Software or Fire Consultant for your business
Guest Posting by UK Fire Safety Solutions
All businesses in the UK now have to undertake fire risk assessment by law because of the change in The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005. The responsibility now falls onto business owners to ensure that fire safety precautions are in place at their premises. If you are unsure about what to do then there are two options in which you can ensure your premises is in line with regulations.
Both fire risk assessment options depend on you and what time you have available. As you are held responsible you can perform a fire risk assessment on your premise yourself or appoint a responsible person to undertake the duty. If you or a member of staff have time available then it could be beneficial to you to purchase fire risk assessment software. The software can guide you through the process and help you find potential fire hazards on your property and demonstrate how to put precautions in place and deal with the risks. Although this sounds easy the software is very limited and you would need some fire safety knowledge before you used it to perform a fire risk assessment. Also all businesses are different and their premises, this is something the software cannot predict so if you don’t already have basic fire safety knowledge then this probably isn’t the option for you.
Don’t worry if you have got the time or don’t have sufficient fire safety knowledge to undertake the assessment yourself as there are professional fire consultants that can come to your premises and perform fire risk assessment checks. A fire consultant could come to your premises at a time that would suit you and assess your premises and remove all fire hazards and put precautions in place to ensure you and your staff are safe and aware of any remaining risks. They could also train your employees in fire safety informing them of any risks and how to deal with them and keep precautions in place. A management plan would be setup unique to your business helping you to monitor and manage fire safety for your business, this would include an evacuation plan so everyone can leave the premises safely in the event of an emergency.Fire safety on your premises should be number one priority ensuring the safety of you, employee’s, visitors and any other people that may be on your premises.
The best way to do this is by hiring a professional fire consultant to perform fire risk assessment so you can be confident your premises has good fire precautions in place. Cutting corners is not good and especially in fire safety, you have to meet regulations or it’s against the law so hire a professional to be confident you’re meeting regulations, your premises and people on it are safe and if an emergency does arise everyone on your premises is trained to deal with the situation so people can evacuate safely and gives you the confidence and peace of mind. UK Fire Safety Solutions Ltd are professional fire safety consultants offering fire risk assessment and fire warden training across the UK.