Fire Risk Assessments

If you are an owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, you’ll be responsible for fire safety. You are known as the ‘responsible person’.

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is a legal requirement of the ‘responsible person’ to carry out a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment of the risks to which relevant persons (employees, contractors, visitors) are exposed.

The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, e.g. if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.

A written fire risk assessment is required where:

  • Five or more employees are employed.
  • The premises are licensed.
  • An alterations notice is in force.

You will find it helpful to have a written fire risk assessment even if you are not required to do so, as it will detail your thought process relating to fire precautions and management arrangements.

JGS Fire Safety can undertake the fire risk assessment for you, thereby removing the stress and uncertainty you may face. Our team of assessors are all highly qualified and experienced in fire safety. They are all either currently serving or recently retired members of the Fire Service.