Health and Safety Policy
Employers with five or more employees should have a written health and safety policy.
All employers and self-employed people have to assess the risks from their work activities Employers with five or more employees have to record the significant findings of their risk assessment.
Fire Risk Assessment
The Fire Safety Order places the emphasis on risk reduction and fire prevention. Under the Order, people responsible for commercial buildings i.e. the employer, owner, or any other person who has control of any part of the premises, are required to carry out a mandatory detailed fire risk assessment identifying the risks and hazards in the premises. The risk assessment must be recorded if you have a total of five or more employees. The responsible person for the premises is also required to:
- Consider who may be especially at risk.
- Eliminate or reduce the risk from fire as far as is reasonably practical and provide general fire precautions to deal with any risk.
- Take additional measures to ensure fire safety where flammable or explosive materials are used or stored.
- Create a plan to deal with any emergency and where necessary record any findings.
- Maintain general fire precautions, and facilities provided for use by fire-fighters.
- Keep any findings of the risk assessment under review.
It’s important to know that fire certificates are no longer issued and existing certificates are no longer valid. A fairly recent fire certificate however may be a good starting point for your fire risk assessment.
Field Training Services are able to provide the above support and service to your company.
Please call us on 01252 547900 or visit our contact page if you have any further questions or would like to arrange a meeting.