One of the essential services we provide businesses with is the Fire Safety Assessments in Scotland. This takes place on your premises and is implemented by experienced and highly qualified personnel.
We will establish what kind of activities are carried out there, and the risks of a fire occurring. We will also review the harm that could cause.
Legislation for Fire Safety Assessments in Scotland
Legislation has been established which places responsibility for fire safety on the business. The role of ‘Responsible Person’ is assigned and could be the Employer, Manager or Owner.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and in Scotland The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety Scotland Regulations 2006 are easily accessible so you can see the requirements.
The legislation also stipulates that it is a legal requirement for the majority of UK businesses to undertake a fire safety assessment. This will identify fire hazards and people at risk so actions can be taken.
It is the Responsible Person’s duty to ensure the fire risk assessment 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.
What are Fire Safety Assessments in Scotland?
A Fire Safety Assessment follows a 5-step process. This allows us to make a full and thorough evaluation so you know how to protect yourself and your staff from the danger of fire. Our process includes the following.
- Identify people at risk from fire, including employees and visitors.
- Identify fire hazards within your premises
- Evaluate the risks and assess existing fire safety measures on your premises
- Record the Fire Risk Assessment information
- Review the Fire Risk Assessment at regular intervals
1st Choice Fire Protection Services will ensure that your Fire Safety Assessments are safely carried out. In addition, these should be reviewed at regular intervals. Please contact us so you can discuss your Fire Risk Assessment needs.