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As most hoteliers and business people are aware Fire Safety legislation changed on October 1st of this year. The Fire Precautions Act and the Work Place Regulations as amended have both been repealed. They have been replaced by the Fire Safety Regulatory Reform Order 2005. This in effect means the Fire Service no longer issue fire certificates and existing certificates are no longer valid. The other main Business owners click here for a professional fire risk assessment difference as far as we are concerned is, the Fire Service cannot give the full advice and guidance that was available before.

As I understand it the Fire Service can no longer give this advice because the legislation is now risk based and not prescriptive and they are the people who will look at the significant findings of the risk assessment and either concur with it or disagree. So they are unable to undertake the risk assessment and then inspect there own work, for obvious reasons.

The onus is now on employers to undertake a fire risk assessment of their business premises. We can either do this ourselves, or we can engage specialist advisers to risk assess on our behalf. The information that guides us through the risk assessment process is available to be downloaded free of charge from the Department for Communities and Local Government website, (DCLG) or they can be purchased from her majesty’s stationary office.

The alternative to this is, that many of us will engage a fire risk assessor/consultant.
No doubt there are numerous companies and individuals in North Wales and beyond ready to exploit the new market in assessing the fire risk to hotels and businesses, (Llandudno in particular has a high number of hotels). But rather than general Health & Safety consultants it may be advisable to employ a fire risk assessor that has primary experience in the field of Fire Safety or you could end up being under or over provided for your requirements. I would also check that the assessor has full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.

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