When was your business’s last fire risk assessment conducted? All businesses must comply with the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety order 2005. To ensure your hospitality business meets this obligation you need to carry out a fire risk assessment.
It is recommended that even ‘microbusinesses’ – think caterers and small cafes – keep a record of the business’s fire risk assessment as proof that its legal obligations have been fulfilled even though only businesses with 5 or more staff are legally required to keep a written record.
For further information from VisitEngland for accommodation providers and hospitality businesses explaining how to conduct mandatory fire risk assessments, go to: http://www.visitengland.com/biz/advice-and-support/businesses/understanding-legislation/fire-risk-assessment-tool
Alternatively, visit the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) website for fire risk assessment information for all types of businesses at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/fire.htm.