Such an email from officials can lead to a flurry of urgent thoughts:
Every Responsible Person in a school or business carries a heavy load. There are vital laws and regulations to be aware of and harsh penalties for falling short in your duty of care. Penalties you are personally liable for. That, plus your day to day tasks...
If you're new to the role of Responsible Person you should review the risk assessment thoroughly to check it is up to date and fit for purpose.
You are also required to update the relevant parts of your document and processes after any
As each school or business is different there are no set review dates by law.
Best practice (and what our confused Reponsible Person is being asked to confirm) is to check and update the whole Risk Assessment on a regular basis. This particular Essex authority requires that every 5 years.
Think of it as tidying up as you go but having a scheduled deep clean every 5 years. Or, in school terms, revising your topics regularly for the big exam!
You need to call in the experts as there's no room for error.
Blake Fire & Security are installers. We can design, install, maintain and arrange monitoring for your fire and security systems but we do not carry out risk assessments.
But we can recommend people for the job...
M B Fire Risk are our trusted partner for fire risk assessments. They use industry approved templates, including PAS 79-2012 and Firecode part K. Every member of their team has at least 15 years experience as an active firefighter. Together they have over 150 years of fire safety management. It's safe to say they know what to look for!
Once your risk assessment or fire survey is complete, you can rely on Blake's to install and maintain the required school fire safety equipment. We work quickly, cleanly and respectfully of your time. We are NSI Gold Fire & BAFE accredited so the Responsible Person can rest assured the following systems are compliant with the law.
Being the Responsible Person isn't easy. Being liable for all the systems and the standards and the regulations and the compliance is a lot to think about.
The penalties for getting it wrong are severe and can affect you personally, not just the school at a whole.
Blake's want to help make your job easier, so you can worry less.
We've written a FREE e-book to help you keep your people and buildings safe, meet your legal obligations and avoid legal issues!
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