A fire risk assessment determine the measures required action to comply with statutory duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations by reducing the level of incidents/accidents relating to fire.
Why do you need a fire risk assessment?
A risk assessment can protect you & your home from any serious fire related damage as well as complying with law.
How to do a fire risk assessment
There are no fixed rules on how a fire risk assessment should be carried out, but there are a few general principles that should be followed. Its measures varies depending on the property. In general, 5 steps can be followed, these are:
- Identify the fire hazards
- Decide who might be harmed and how
- Evaluate the risks and decide on control measures
- Record your findings and implement them
- Review your assessment and update if necessary
Landlord must keep the property tenant lives in safe and free from fire hazards. And that’s where this risk assessment comes important.
As per Govt regulation, landlord need to comply with below for private renting properties-
- follow safety regulations
- provide a smoke alarm on each storey and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room with a solid fuel burning appliance (for example a coal fire or wood burning stove)
- check you have access to escape routes at all times
- make sure the furniture and furnishings they supply are fire safe
- provide fire alarms and extinguishers if the property is a large house in multiple occupation (HMO)
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