The Fire Risk Assessment must be carried out by a competent person – and the Fire Safety Order clearly states that there are two means by which competent persons might be identified.
They must have:
- Sufficient training and experience and
- alternatively they must possess knowledge and other qualities, which will in both cases, enable them to properly carry out the task at hand.
Essentially, it is vital that as a task increases in complexity, so the expected ability of the competent person will also increase. Displaying an awareness of the requirements does not inherently meet the requirements of the role. When relevant competencies are absent, it shows in the end result and this, as the recent Lockwood case shows, is proof enough for the courts.
SPL Fire Safety is a national company, providing a quality service through our experienced and qualified Fire Risk Assessors. To provide additional peace of mind we will include in our service a FIRE CONSULTANCY AFTERCARE SERVICE that includes:
- 12 months free mediation with the local Fire Safety Officer regarding any aspects of your Fire Risk Assessment.
- 12 months free mediation with other enforcing authorities HSE, OFSTED, Care Standards on any issue relating to your Fire Risk Assessment.
This service will be provided by telephone support. Should any further visits to your premises be required then an additional charge will be made.