Landlords Fire Safety

Landlords Fire Safety – What do I need to do?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the FSO) brought the common parts of blocks of flats within the scope of mainstream fire safety legislation for the first time. The FSO imposes duties on persons who may include freeholders, landlords, managing agents and contractors who maintain fire safety measures and those who carry out fire risk assessments.Tower block of flats

A fire risk assessment is required by the FSO; the purpose is to evaluate the risk to people from fire. It enables the responsible person to determine the necessary fire safety measures required. It is normally only necessary to consider the common parts to satisfy the FSO.

I need help with my Fire Risk Assessments

Let us help you to discharge some of your responsibilities, we can work with you on the Fire Safety aspects of some, or all of the properties you manage.

We can visit your property to conduct a Fire Risk Assessment of the common areas, the full property, or just the external areas of the property (e.g. business park, retail park) depending upon your requirements. Contact us on 01509 550023, or email us at enquiries@lrbconsulting.co.uk to find out more.

Landlords fire safety, what steps can I take?

• To keep fire risk to a minimum, it is just as important to prevent fires as to provide measures to protect people when fire occurs.Fire Extinguisher

• It is important to ensure that fires cannot start in the common parts or common facilities.

• While escape within flats is based on similar principles to those for houses, reaching ultimate safety relies on using the common parts.

• Maintain all fire safety equipment within the building.

• Carry out a Fire Fisk Assessment of the common areas to evaluate the risk to people from fire.

A Fire Risk Assessment is required by legislation. Its purpose is to evaluate the risk to people from fire. It enables the responsible person to determine the necessary fire safety measures required. It is normally only necessary to consider the common parts to satisfy the FSO.

Do you need help to carry out your Fire Risk Assessments?

Contact us on 01509 550023, or email enquiries@lrbconsulting.co.uk to discuss how we can help you.