Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the Order apply?
The order applies to virtually all premises and covers nearly every type of building, structure and open space.

  • Offices and shops.
  • Premises that provide care, including care homes and hospitals.
  • Community halls, places of worship and other community premises.
  • The shared areas of properties.
  • Pubs, clubs and restaurants.
  • Schools and sports centres.
  • Tents and marquees.
  • Hotels and hostels.
  • Factories and warehouses.
It does not apply to:
Private homes & flats

What are the main rules under the order?

You must:
  • Carry out a fire risk assessment identifying any possible dangers and risks.
  • Consider who may be especially at risk.
  • Reduce the risk from fire as far as reasonably possible and provide general fire precautions to deal with any risk left.
  • Take measures to make sure there is protection if flammable or explosive materials are used or stored.
  • Create a plan to deal with any emergency, keep record of the findings.
  • Review the findings regularly.

Who is responsible for meeting the order?
Anyone who has control of the premises or control of certain areas or systems may be a “Responsible Person”
Examples:
  • The employer of the staff.
  • The managing agent.
  • The owner of shared part of the premises or shared fire safety equipment.
  • The occupier, self employed or voluntary.
  • Any other person who has control of a premises.
What can I do if I have not got the confidence to carry out a fire risk assessment or simply don’t have the time?
Many small establishments do not have the resources to carry out fire risk assessments, the law therefore recognises and allows work to be carried out by trained experienced professionals.

If FRMS carry out this work for me will I then be within the law?
Yes- FRMS produce a full fire risk assessment report and a record of “Significant Findings” which the order requires.

What if the fire risk assessment identifies that there is no emergency plan, or contractor controls or staff training etc?
FRMS can advise or complete the work for you to ensure you are fully compliant.

How much would the completion of a fire risk assessment cost?

This would depend on the size and nature of your premises.  Visit the “Contact FRMS” page and fill-in the pro-former or telephone or email for a free quotation

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