Building owners and occupiers as well as workplace employers have a legal responsibility for fire safety in England & Wales as the ‘responsible person’ or ‘duty holder’ in Scotland.
Fire safety in the workplace is mandated in UK law by the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005, the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.
According to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the fire and rescue service (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, all businesses and organisations are required to have a fire risk assessment carried out. This is mandatory by law.
A fire risk assessment is designed to minimise the possibility of a fire occurring by highlighting potential hazards and fire risks within a premises. As part of this risk assessment it is vital that the contents, use of the building and the layout is examined to limit the chance of a fire from developing. This includes but is not limited to how many people occupy the building and in the event of fire the manner of evacuation. PHS Compliance’s life safety fire risk assessment services are carried out in accordance with BAFE SP205-1 and PHS Compliance is inspected annually by third-party accreditation bodies who verify that we maintain the highest level of competency.
As a competent provider of fire safety services, phs Compliances takes very seriously our duty of care toward our responsible person and duty holder customers. We can also fully support detailed fire door compliance inspections where cause for concern may have been identified in a prior life safety fire risk assessment.