To ensure that your sites are safe, you must undertake a Fire Risk Assessment for Businesses in Scotland.
This assessment takes place on your grounds and is implemented by experienced and highly qualified personnel.
The responsibility for fire safety lies with the Business Employer, Manager or Owner. These people are deemed as the “Responsible Person” under law. Your premises must be safe for you, your employees and visitors so it is essential you get it right.
1st Choice will establish what kind of activities are carried out there and the risks of a fire occurring. We will also review the harm that the activities could cause so we can put a comprehensive plan in place. We also take the time to understand you, your business and what needs to be implemented to keep you compliant. This mutual understanding enables us to work effectively together so you are fulfilling your legal obligations.
Legislation for Fire Risk Assessment for Businesses in Scotland
The legislation to be followed is specific by region so you should be aware of the relevant laws for your area.
The legislation states that it is a legal requirement for the majority of UK businesses to undertake a fire risk assessment. This will identify fire hazards and people at risk so actions can be taken.
It is the Responsible Person’s duty to ensure your Fire Risk Assessment for Businesses in Scotland is carried out by a “Competent Person”. This is defined as someone who has had sufficient training and has good experience or knowledge of fire safety so must be knowledgeable.
What Is a Fire Risk Assessment?
A Fire Risk Assessment follows a 5-step process allowing us to make a full and thorough evaluation on how to protect you and your staff from the danger of fire. The below details the actions that we will take as part of the risk assessment.
- Identify people at risk from fire, including employees and visitors.
- Identify fire hazards within your premises including possible sources of ignition
- Evaluate the risks and assess existing fire safety measures on your premises.
- Record the Fire Risk Assessment information as these findings must be recorded, by law, in certain circumstances.
- Review the Fire Risk Assessment at regular intervals.
1st Choice Fire Protection Services will ensure that your Fire Safety Assessments are safely carried out. We will also review them at regular intervals. We are experts in fire safety and train regularly to ensure we are following the latest legislation. You can read more about us here.
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