There's a myriad of information on how to complete a fire risk assessment, but not so much about following up on the uncovered risks. Doing the risk assessment is only half the job - the follow up process is equally as important!
Each commercial building is unique, so the risk assessment will unearth different issues for each business - some minor and some more pressing concerns.
Nevertheless, these issues need to be acted upon - straight away! You're busy, we know. It's too easy to think "job done" and move on. But ignoring or forgetting about the findings of an assessment is negligent. The Responsible Person will find themselves in a world of legal trouble if the worst should happen.
You could face unlimited fines or even a prison sentence! Not to mention what could be on your conscience...
We've put together a quick checklist so you can easily identify the next steps you need to take after your fire risk assessment. Read on and ensure you are fully compliant with the law...
Here are the 6 most important things you need to know to follow up on your fire assessment and stay within the law:
It is crucial to pick a competent supplier - don't cut corners by hiring your electrician friend or local handy man. We recommend choosing an NSI GOLD accredited supplier so you can rest assured that the fire and security systems are fully compliant with the law, and the engineers are insured. The buck stops with you so it pays to make sure!
Being the Responsible Person is a daunting task. There are so many procedures to follow and laws to abide by! Following up on your Fire risk assessment is just one part of the bigger picture.
It's easy to miss little details, but it's those little details that could save lives...
Luckily, we can help make your job a bit easier. And not only with the points we just listed. Our experts have used their years of knowledge and experience to make a checklist of the 10 things you need to know. Click the image below to download your FREE copy and avoid prosecution, fines and jail!