A basic guide to the legal requirement for fire risk assessment at places of work.

Every employer and every person in control of shared premises where there are commercial relationships has a responsibility for fire safety arrangements and procedures at those premises.

The basic requirement is that people are able to use the premises without risk of being trapped or injured by a fire. To identify what arrangements and procedures are appropriate to a building or workplace the responsible person needs to complete a fire risk assessment for the premises. This in itself is a legal requirement in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Where a building is used by more than one employer their fire risk assessments will have interdependencies. Every occupier and the landlord is required to co-operate and work together to ensure the safety of every person in the building in the event of a fire.

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• The components of fire
• Who can complete a fire risk assessment?
• Fire hazards
• People at risk
• Means of escape
• Plan and Train
… and more