Is your business compliant?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is designed to provide a minimum fire safety standard in all non domestic premises.
The designated Responsible Person is required to carry out certain fire safety duties which include ensuring the general fire precautions are satisfactory and to conduct a fire risk assessment.
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A fire risk assessment is designed to minimise the probability of the event of a fire by identifying the potential hazards and fire risks within a building.
However, it doesn’t just examine the structure of the building itself, but the contents of the building, the layout, and the use of the building. How does the use of the building affect the fire risk? How many people are in the building? How will they escape? What steps should be taken to minimise the dangers?
If as a result of a failure to properly carry out a fire risk assessment, an occupant of the building or someone in the immediate vicinity is put at risk of death or serious injury in case of fire, an offence is committed which can lead to a heavy fine or imprisonment – why take the risk of conducting the assessment in-house?
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Elements of Compliance
Consequence of None Compliance
Served where the Enforcing Authority believe that there is a risk of death or serious injury to any person that may enter the premises should a fire occur. Failing to comply with the Notice is a criminal offence and can result in the prosecution of any person who contravenes the conditions specified.
Served on premises that present a higher risk to people. The Notice prevents any significant or material changes being made that may impact upon the safety of people within the premises. There is a legal requirement on the Responsible Person to inform the Enforcing Authority before they can make certain changes to premises.
Individuals and Companies can be prosecute for breaches of legislation. In relation to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 a sentence of 2 years imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine per individual offence is the maximum sentence available to the courts.