The Fire Risk Assessment is just the starting point of Fire Safety Management at
If you are the responsible person you must make sure that fire risks are removed,
reduced or managed to an acceptable level to reasonably protect lives.
You must also ensure that everyone who may be in, or in the vicinity of, your premises
can escape if there is a fire.
After your Fire Risk Assessment is completed and produced, the overall task of Fire
Safety is not finished.
Your Fire Risk Assessment is a living document designed to evolve with your staff,
your premises and the process within as well as any issues with the surrounding environment.
The assessment should be reviewed regularly, and any arising issues dealt with in
order to maintain a compliant and safe environment.
From 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the
Responsible Person (RP) of any non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment.
For all non domestic buildings, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, came
into force in October 2006, placing the legal responsibility on businesses to carry
out a Fire Safety Risk Assessment.
Under the RRO the “responsible person” for the
premises, by law must ensure that a “suitable and sufficient” fire risk assessment
for each premises that is under his or her control, has been carried out by a “competent
Fire Risk Assessments Reviews in line with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform
(Fire Safety) Order 2005