Fire Risk Assessments

On 1 October 2006, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) came into force replacing The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 as amended in 1999. This is a major change in fire legislation making fire certificates redundant and being replaced by Fire Risk Assessments. Every Landlord, Tenant, Employer or a Person responsible for a building must take steps to ensure that a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment is in place for the building and that the recommendations and such like detailed within it are carried out.

This new approach to fire safety law represents the most significant change for over 30 years. The new fire regulations have been introduced to simplify matters and make it more straight forward for people to understand what they should do; however, failure to comply may well lead to prosecution, fines or even a prison sentence.

Jones Melling Limited have Surveyors that have been trained by the Fire Protection Association (FPA) to provide Fire Risk Assessment documentation for buildings of all types, and in addition provide fire safety advice following the completion of these Fire Risk Assessments or to developers when designing new buildings.

If you require more information or want to discuss your requirements, please contact us.