Significant findings on your fire risk assessment? Inform your employees.
Have all significant findings from the fire risk assessment been communicated to employees?
Reason for This Question
It is a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to have shared all significant findings from the fire safety risk assessment with employees. e.g. discussed and included at H&S committee meetings
Red: No record or evidence of sharing significant findings
Amber: Staff able to confirm verbally findings shared, but no documented record
Green: Documented record that significant findings are shared
- There is no forum available to discuss the findings of the assessment.
- No previous fire risk assessment carried out.
32.14% of businesses failed this question based on our sample data.
How to Stay Compliant
You should ensure a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment has completed at business premises and any significant findings communicated to your employees. The fire safety section of your health and safety manual should document arrangements and responsibilities in regards to the management of fire safety within your business. Typical ways of communicating significant finding include staff meetings, health and safety meetings and being part of health and safety induction training.
We are experienced in planning and completing single or large scale fire risk assessment projects and our fire safety consultants are qualified and certified. We can create the fire safety section of your health and safety manual which is tailored to the fire safety requirements of your operation. Health and safety manuals are available as part of our Health and Safety Management System packages.
This post is part of the “Focus on Health and Safety Audit Questions” series.