Author Topic: Fire risk assessment suitable and sufficient  (Read 315 times)

Offline deaconj999

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Fire risk assessment suitable and sufficient
« on: June 21, 2020, 10:58:00 PM »
Simple question, that will open a debate. Is a fire risk assessment suitable and sufficient if it covers more than one "premises"? The FSO is written wrt the protection of relevant persons in a premises or single building or structure or site! But would a single FRA be suitable if it covered more than one building or "premises". It might be if the site or area contained a few buildings that were similar and could be grouped, maybe a few portacabins all the same. But what about a School or Factory site where the main and outbuildings were remarkably different in use or size? Opinions on a single FRA to cover the latter are welcomed.

Offline Dinnertime Dave

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Re: Fire risk assessment suitable and sufficient
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 11:32:31 PM »
Simple answer is yes, a single assessment is sufficient for a site with multiple buildings.

Offline Fishy

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Re: Fire risk assessment suitable and sufficient
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 12:59:02 PM »
There's nothing in the RR(FS)O preventing this (in fact, there is nothing in there that says you have to have a document with "Fire risk assessment" as the title at all). 

The document should be identifiably specific to those premises and it should not just be a list of generic risk control measures, though (which I've seen in the past).