Fire Risk Assessments are a legal requirement for business owners, ensuring you’re compliant with fire safety regulations, keeping employees and customers safe, and keeping your business open.

Putting it simply, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 means you are responsible for taking steps to protect the people using your premises from the risk of fire.

Not conducting a Fire Risk Assessment can result in disastrous consequences of all kinds:

A South West restaurant owner was ordered to pay nearly £20,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to six breaches of fire safety legislation. The Local Magistrates Court fined the owner £3,000 per offence, which was reduced to £2,000 for his guilty plea, and also
ordered him to pay full costs of £7,282. He was unable to pay and served some time in prison.

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

At MacDonald Martin, we conduct a site visit that includes a physical inspection of your site including electrics, after which we will provide you with a detailed risk assessment report with timescales for recommendations.

Our MD, Andy Trafford, is listed on the official Institution of Fire Engineers register and started the company on the back of his extensive experience as an RAF firefighter and 23 years service with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service – 10 of those years as a fire safety inspecting officer. Learn more about why MacDonald Martin is the perfect company to ensure your organisation’s – and employees’ – fire safety

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Fires where a smoke alarm was present but either did not operate or did not raise the alarm, accounted for 31% of all dwelling fires and 38% of all dwelling fire fatalities. (Office National Statistics, 2014-2015)

Office for National Statistics, 2014-2015


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