Fire Safety Checks and Fire Risk Assessments London

FIRE (SAFETY) RISK ASSESSMENTS

London Building Control Ltd will prepare a fully detailed Fire Safety Risk Assessment (FSRA) for your premises, identifying any weaknesses in the current or proposed fire safety arrangements and offering practical suggestions for improvement where necessary.

Penalties and enforcement

As a ‘responsible person’ you could be fined or even go to prison if you are not able to show due diligence when considering, setting out procedures and following the requirements of the fire safety regulations.

Who is responsible?

An owner, employer, landlord or occupier of a business or other non-domestic premises is responsible for the fire safety of the premises and its occupants (staff and visitors) and is known in legislation as the ‘responsible person’.

This also applies if you have paying guests, e.g. if you run a bed and breakfast, guest house or let a self-catering property – The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will apply.

The ‘responsible person’

A ‘responsible person’ must:

  • complete and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises
  • inform staff or their representatives of the risks identified
  • introduce and maintain appropriate fire safety measures
  • plan for an emergency
  • ensure staff have appropriate information, fire safety instruction and training

Non-domestic premises

Non-domestic premises include:

  • all commercial premises and workplaces
  • all premises to which the public have access
  • and all common parts of residential buildings, such as common stairs and corridors in flats.

Shared premises

Shared premises may have more than one responsible person. You will need to coordinate your fire safety plan for the building to ensure the safety of people in or around the premises.

The ‘responsible’ person for common or shared areas is the landlord, freeholder or managing agent.

Contact

Please contact London Building Control Ltdinfo@londonbuildingcontrol.co.ukto discuss your particular fire safety requirements.

Floor plans should be provided which can then form the basis of the FSRA; followed by a meeting on site with our Fire Safety Specialist and consultation with the nominated ‘responsible person’.