Fire Risk Assessment & Fire Extinguisher Training
As an employer, you are legally responsible and required to carry out a fire drill at least once per year and to record the results. In addition to this, all staff must receive adequate training regarding company procedures and onsite fire safety as detailed below:
Fire Drills & Training
1. The responsible person must ensure that his employees are provided with adequate safety training at the time when they are first employed; and on their being exposed to new or increased risks.
2. The training must include suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself and other persons on the premises;
3. Fire drills and training must be repeated periodically where appropriate; and documented.
On Site Fire Safety Training From £300.00 + VAT. (Approx. Ten Members Of Staff)
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
- Carried out by MIFPO, Grade.1 Fire E Assessor.
- To include practical hands on fire fighting and theory of fire principles.
- Certificates of attendance issued on completion of course.
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
As an employer, you are legally obliged to provide an adequate provision of firefighting equipment at all times in accordance with BS 5306 Part 8.
Service & Maintenance Annually To BS5306
Employers have a legal responsibility under the Fire Safety Order (FSO) to ensure that fire extinguishers within the workplace are regularly serviced, so that they are kept in good repair and working order.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect on 1st October 2006 to ensure compliance with this legislation, a 'responsible person' within your organisation should carry out a visual inspection to confirm that the extinguisher has not been damaged or accidentally discharged. These inspections should ideally be carried out at monthly intervals.
Fire Risk Assessments
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that anyone responsible for a property or a business with 5 or more people must have a Fire Risk Assessment completed by a ‘suitably qualified’ person.
**If you are an employer you must carry out a Fire Risk Assessment.
**If you employ five or more staff the Fire Risk Assessment has to be documented.
**You should hold written records of all service, maintenance and inspections.
**This should be recorded in a Fire Log Book and be available at all times for inspection from the local Fire Authority and Insurance company.