Fire Risk Assessment
All employees and self-employed people have to assess risks at work according to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999 (risk assessment)
Why do I need this assessment?
Are you able to answer YES to all of these questions?
- Are existing fire safety measures within the premises adequate?
- Are sources of fuel and ignition controlled?
- Is there adequate means for detecting fire and giving warning?
- Is there adequate means of escape in case of fire from all parts of the premises?
- Are evacuation plans and responsible persons clearly highlighted to all who use the practice?
- Has adequate and appropriate fire fighting equipment been provided, and is it suitably located?
- Is there an adequate testing and maintenance regime in place for fire precautions within the premises?
- Have employees been adequately trained in fire safety procedures within the premises and in the use of fire fighting equipment?
- Is evidence available from induction?
- Are there procedures in place for reviewing assessments?
- Are learning outcomes evident?
How long is this assessment valid?
DBG would recommend you have a Fire Risk assessment every 12 months.
How long will the assessment take?
For 2 surgeries it should take approxmately 2 hours.
What does this assessment include?
- Identification of the fire risks arising from or in connection with a healthcare practice
- Identification of the location of staff, patients and visiting contractors at significant risk in case of fire in the practice
- Identification of current systems in place and whether current management is adequate
How much does this assessment cost?
For a DBG Member this assessment is £200 plus VAT for up to 2 surgeries (£50 plus VAT for additional surgeries).
For a non DBG Member this assessment is £300 plus VAT for up to 2 surgeries (£75 plus VAT for additional surgeries).