The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) came into effect in 2006 replacing 118 pieces of legislation including the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulation 1997 as amended in 1999.
The RRFSO states that businesses are required to complete a written Fire Risk Assessment of their premises if they have 5 or more employees. The RRFSO places the responsibility on the ‘responsible’ person for the business and the order is enforced by the enforcing authority which is normally your local Fire and Rescue Service. However there are other enforcing authorities such as the Health & Safety Executive, Ministry of Defence and your Local Authority.
It is required that the ‘responsible’ person (employers, owners and occupiers) carries out or appoints a competent person to carry out the Fire Risk Assessment.
Technical Alarm Systems Ltd (TAS) can provide this service. We will conduct a complete survey of your premises and issue you with a suitable and sufficient report.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The RRFSO 2005 states that where Fire safety equipment or devices are installed to safeguard relevant persons, they are subject to a suitable system of maintenance. The Fire Safety equipment should be maintained in an efficient state, in an efficient working order and in good repair.
If you are unsure if you are complying with the order please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Fire Risk Assessment
You are required by Fire Safety Law if you own, manage or operate a business to comply with the Regulatory Reform Fire (Safety Order) 2005. A Fire Risk Assessment is a working document and should be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
The Five Steps of Fire Risk Assessments:
- Identify the Fire Hazard
- Identify People at Risk
- Evaluate the Hazards and Risks
- Record your Findings
- Review and Revise
It is not sufficient alone to produce an assessment and just file it. Technical Alarm Systems Ltd (TAS) will guide you through the process concerning your duties.
Technical Alarm Systems Limited (TAS) are specialists in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of:
- Fire Alarm Systems
- Portable Fire Extinguishers
- Emergency Lighting
- Nurse call
- Access Systems
- DDA Equipment
- Voice Alarm
and we employ a Qualified Fire Risk Assessor who can carry out a ‘Suitable and Sufficient’ Fire Risk Assessment on your behalf.
If you are unsure about any aspect of your fire safety compliance please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.