FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS

If you work under UK Law, see the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) website for more information and guidance. If you are elsewhere, you need to investigate the appropriate authorities and local laws for this kind of information.

Although laws may differ between countries, there are three types of sources to look for in performing a fire risk assessment - sources of ignition, fuel and oxygen.

You must consider how you monitor and control these sources but you must also consider all other aspects of fire risk, for example escape routes, fire-fighting equipment and how the alarm is raised. 

You should also consider how fire risk applies to certain groups, such as those working in areas of high risk, elderly or disabled people, etc.

You must remember that a fire risk assessment is not a "do once and forget" task - it must be periodically reviewed. From this planning and training must be an ongoing process.

H&S LEGISLATION

Download the introductory guide to health and safety from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) website.

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