Research from last year revealed that over a third of businesses do not have suitable fire risk assessments in place. The research surveyed over 250 businesses and found that:
- 38% do not have suitable fire risk assessments in place
- 80% of businesses do not have written regulations within their company handbooks
- 40% of the businesses surveyed have not given staff adequate training
This was particularly prevalent in restaurants, bars, and cafes. This complacency means that many workplaces, and their staff, are at risk when it comes to the threat of fire.
The importance of up to date Fire Risk Assessments
Fire risk assessments are required by law to ensure that employers and building owners take appropriate steps to prevent fires and protect people from harm. Failure to comply with legal requirements can result in fines or even criminal prosecution.
A fire can be a significant risk to the safety of employees, customers, and anyone else who may be present in the workplace. Fire risk assessments can help identify potential hazards and take steps to mitigate the risk of harm, such as ensuring that appropriate fire safety equipment is in place and that employees are trained in fire safety procedures.
Additionally, fires can cause significant damage to property, equipment, and stock. Fire risk assessments can help identify potential hazards and implement measures to reduce the risk of fires starting or spreading, such as installing fire-resistant materials, ensuring that electrical equipment is properly maintained, and having an effective fire detection and alarm system in place.
How software can help businesses keep on top of their fire safety
As professionals within the fire safety industry for many years, we recognised the potential for enhancing fire risk assessments. We empathise with the frustration and time constraints that business owners, especially those with multiple sites, faced when conducting these assessments. Our desire for improvement prompted us to create Aurora, our very own web based fire management app.
Our fire safety software makes managing the whole fire risk cycle much more simple and efficient making it easier for businesses and fire safety professionals alike to keep on top of risk assessments and their overall fire safety.
The unique features of our fire risk management software allows for business owners across numerous sectors to completely revolutionise their fire risk assessment processes. With no room for complacency, your workplace and employees will no longer be at risk.
Interested in using our fire safety software? Contact us for a free demo.