Consett Fire Risk Assessment
Today Steve from Spark-Risk Limited carried out a Fire Risk Assessment in Consett, Co Durham. This was for a High Street shop in the town Centre and was a multi-occupied building. These types of properties always prove difficult, and this has been identified in sect 22 of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 by: –
Co-operation and co-ordination
22.— (1) Where two or more responsible persons share, or have duties in respect of, premises (whether on a temporary or a permanent basis) each such person must—
(a)co-operate with the other responsible person concerned so far as is necessary to enable them to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on them by or under this Order.
(b)(taking into account the nature of his activities) take all reasonable steps to co-ordinate the measures he takes to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on him by or under this Order with the measures the other responsible persons are taking to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on them by or under this Order; and
(c)take all reasonable steps to inform the other responsible persons concerned of the risks to relevant persons arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking.
(2) Where two or more responsible persons share premises (whether on a temporary or a permanent basis) where an explosive atmosphere may occur, the responsible person who has overall responsibility for the premises must co-ordinate the implementation of all the measures required by this Part to be taken to protect relevant persons from any risk from the explosive atmosphere.
Whilst on site, practical fire extinguisher training was provided for staff for just £25.00. Again, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that: –
21.— (1) The responsible person must ensure that his employees are provided with adequate safety training—
(a)at the time when they are first employed; and
(b)on their being exposed to new or increased risks because of—
(i)their being transferred or given a change of responsibilities within the responsible person’s undertaking.
(ii)the introduction of new work equipment into, or a change respecting work equipment already in use within, the responsible person’s undertaking.
(iii)the introduction of new technology into the responsible person’s undertaking; or
(iv)the introduction of a new system of work into, or a change respecting a system of work already in use within, the responsible person’s undertaking.
(2) The training referred to in paragraph (1) must—
(a)include suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself and other relevant persons on the premises.
(b)be repeated periodically where appropriate.
(c)be adapted to take account of any new or changed risks to the safety of the employees concerned.
(d)be provided in a manner appropriate to the risk identified by the risk assessment; and
(e)take place during working hours.