An Update On Work, Reports And Our Office.

The previous week has been busy for everyone at Spark-Risk Limited!

Steve and Diane were hard at work back as busy as anything in the office compiling the reports for the week’s Fire Risk Assessments that had been carried out, ready to hand our recommendations to our clients; this is often a fairly painstaking task as we like to provide very thorough reports that are highly detailed yet very easy to understand, rather than just a slip of paper with very little information to go on. So, these things take time.
Whilst badgering away, we also received more bookings for FRA’s over the phone for an industrial premise in Heywood, Greater Manchester, a new trampolining venue also in Greater Manchester, and another for a large Care Home in Oxford. Word is definitely getting round about Spark-Risk becoming a big player in the Fire Risk Assessment industry, with more and more customers choosing to have our services.
If you would also like Spark-Risk to carry out your Fire Risk Assessment, and receive the recommendations that would guarantee you achieving compliance to the RRO fire safety legislation, please CONTACT our office to speak to one of our friendly team, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Article 9 of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that:

Risk assessment
9.—(1) The responsible person must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons are exposed for the purpose of identifying the general fire precautions he needs to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on him by or under this Order.

(2) Where a dangerous substance is or is liable to be present in or on the premises, the risk assessment must include consideration of the matters set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1.

(3) Any such assessment must be reviewed by the responsible person regularly so as to keep it up to date and particularly if—

(a)there is reason to suspect that it is no longer valid; or
(b)there has been a significant change in the matters to which it relates including when the premises, special, technical and organisational measures, or organisation of the work undergo significant changes, extensions, or conversions,
and where changes to an assessment are required as a result of any such review, the responsible person must make them.

(4) The responsible person must not employ a young person unless he has, in relation to risks to young persons, made or reviewed an assessment in accordance with paragraphs (1) and (5).

(5) In making or reviewing the assessment, the responsible person who employs or is to employ a young person must take particular account of the matters set out in Part 2 of Schedule 1.

(6) As soon as practicable after the assessment is made or reviewed, the responsible person must record the information prescribed by paragraph (7) where—

(a)he employs five or more employees;
(b)a licence under an enactment is in force in relation to the premises; or
(c)an alterations notice requiring this is in force in relation to the premises.
(7) The prescribed information is—

(a)the significant findings of the assessment, including the measures which have been or will be taken by the responsible person pursuant to this Order; and
(b)any group of persons identified by the assessment as being especially at risk.
(8) No new work activity involving a dangerous substance may commence unless—

(a)the risk assessment has been made; and
(b)the measures required by or under this Order have been implemented.