Prior to recent events organisations were reliant on the Local Fire Authority to carry out risk assessments but today the ‘duty’ falls with the occupying party and the Local Fire Authority ‘police’ the adequacy of the specific system.
The Enforcing Authority (The Local Fire Authority) will consider a fire risk assessment to be suitable and sufficient only if eleven specific criteria are met, they are:
- Competence of assessor ( demonstrated and evidenced)
- Full site description and risk profile
- Identification of the means of escape
- Identification of the protection of the means of escape
- Identify significant hazards and risks
- Takes into account all at risk
- Evaluates the risks against the risk profile
- Determines the adequacy and use of existing control measures
- Enables priorities to be set
- Identifies further control measures
- Action plan and time scales
TTL Limited fire risk assessors are trained to the highest standard delivering suitable and sufficient risk assessments meeting all legal obligations and helping you to stay safe. Call us for advice now!