Why it is important to have a fire risk assessment

September 25, 2020 6:00 pm

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Fire is a threat to any domestic and commercial premises and it is important that every business owner takes all necessary steps to put procedures and policies in place to help protect the safety of both their employees and their customers.

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A risk assessment helps to take steps to ensure that your business is safe and healthy and it is a legal requirement. Each year over a hundred people are killed as a result of a workplace accident and this number could be a lot higher if the appropriate measures to reduce risks were not put in place.

 

There are no set rules in place expressing how the risk assessments would be conducted and presented. This can seem a little overwhelming to business owners trying to go through this process. A Fire Risk Assessment Gloucester company can help you out with completing an assessment for your business premises and also checking through your policies and procedures to ensure that you have all the necessary steps in place for your safety. They will take you through the process step by step and will help you to do the follow:

 

  • Identify hazards that are related to fire safety
  • Look at who could be harmed and in what ways
  • Decide who severe this could be and look at ways in which you can control them
  • Record the above and implement and control measures that you have identified to reduce risk

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It is important to ensure that you have taken all measures that are reasonable practical to rescue their risk level to as low as possible. You should also review your fire risk assessment on a yearly basis or whenever you have an incident relating to any of the risks that you have identified.