Spotlight On KJ Fire Safety
All you need to know about Fire Risk Assessments, and how they should be conducted properly
What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
Despite being the core of fire safety plans, business owners often overlook risk assessments. An FRA is a thorough review of a building that assesses potential fire risks and recommendations on how to reduce or remove hazards that could impede evacuation.
If the building has fewer than 5 regular occupants, the FRA doesn’t need to be a physical document. However, we strongly recommend that you keep a physical copy of your FRA so you can make the necessary changes, and it can be reviewed in the future. If your premises is licenced, you must have a physical FRA.
- The purpose of the building has changed
- The building’s structure has been significantly changed
- There has been an increase in occupancy
If any of these changes happen, you need to conduct a new, physical, FRA as soon as possible.
Do I need to do a Fire Risk Assessment?