In the United Kingdom, it is a legal requirement for a Fire Risk Assessment to be carried out on almost all premises where people could be working.
This is under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England and Wales, the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 in Scotland and the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 in Northern Ireland.
Under these regulations, the "responsible person" is legally obliged to ensure that the fire risk assessment is carried out and to deal with any issues that were highlighted during that assessment (although the relevant phrase is "duty holder" under the Scotland regulations and "appropriate person" under the Northern Ireland regulations).
The definition of the "responsible person" is typically the person who has primary responsibility for premises. This could include facilities managers, owners of premises and managers of buildings.
This applies if you are:
Good management of fire safety in your place of business is essential in ensuring the safety of your employees, sub-contractors and visitors. In most cases, conducting a fire risk assessment will be a relatively straightforward and simple task that may be carried out by the responsible person, or a person they nominate, such as a consultant.
Whilst carrying out the risk assessment keep the following in mind
S.H.E. Global’s Fire Safety Checklist templates contain all the relevant details and information required to identify the fire hazards, people or groups involved, and will evaluate the risks. The fire risk assessment also contains an action plan to be filled in for any improvements required, giving timescales to implement recommendations.