Every business should have fire safety policies as an important part of their management system in order to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
A fire risk assessment is a process involving the systematic evaluation of the factors that determine the hazard from fire, the likelihood that there will be a fire and the consequences if one were to occur. There are both qualitative and quantitative methods of risk assessment that can be used.
As an employer, owner or occupier of premises where you run your business you are responsible for fire safety. In law, they are known as the ‘appropriate person’. All workplaces, commercial premises and other buildings the public have access to must have a fire risk assessment carried out.