Fire Risk Assessment
The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (FSO) 2005 took effect in England and Wales in October 2006.

These documents pull together all existing regulations and ultimately make the building owner/occupier responsible.

To carry out a fire risk assessment identifying any risks and hazards to ensure the safety of everyone who uses your premises and immediate vicinity.

Who is Responsible?
Under the order, anyone who has control of the premises or anyone who has a degree of control over certain areas or systems may be a ‘responsible person’.

Employers or Self Employed Persons with business premises

Any person who has to any extent control over the premises

It Applies To
Virtually all premises and covers nearly every type of building structure and open space (excludes domestic dwellings).
Offices and Shops
Pubs, Clubs and Restaurants
Factories/ Warehouses
The common areas of houses in multiple occupations
Premises that provide care – Care Homes and Hospitals

Community/Sports Centres
Hotels and Hostels

What does the responsible person have to do?
The responsible person must ensure the safety of employees and other relevant persons by managing-

Fire risk assessment
Fire Safety Policy
Fire Procedures
Fire Drills
Means of Escape
Fire Alarms and Emergency Lighting
Fire Doors and Compartments
Fire Extinguishers and Signage
Maintenance is carried out

How do I meet the order?
The Order states that a Fire Risk Assessment must be carried out by the responsible person or that they may instruct a ‘competent person’ to carry this out for them.

We at Ale Fire Systems Ltd would be defined as ‘competent persons’ as we have been trained by the FIA (Fire Industry Association) to carry out Fire Risk Assessments.

We can carry out the fire risk assessment and assist you with record keeping and other aspects of the order such as staff training