Every workplace is required to have a responsible person who takes overall responsibility for undertaking the fire risk assessment that is required by law. As such this person should have a qualification of some kind to assist them in taking on this task in the proper manner.
The Level 2 Award in Fire Risk Assessment is the perfect course to ensure whoever takes on the role has the knowledge and experience necessary to perform the task whenever it is required. The person needs to assess the workplace properly and identify the potential risks in terms of fire where they occur. If a fire is allowed to start it can have a devastating effect on those who are in the vicinity. The target is to minimise the risks for a fire breaking out in the first place, so as to make the workplace safer for all those who work there.
Reducing the risk of fire hazards in the workplace
Fire hazards can crop up in all kinds of different ways. The aim of a risk assessment of this kind is to minimise these risks. Being properly qualified to identify them and assess any place of work means you have the chance to reduce those risks on a daily basis.
Of course while these courses go a long way towards making workplaces across the UK far safer than they have ever been before, it is very difficult to completely eradicate all hazards. If someone were to be negligent in their duties for example it might cause someone else to be injured through no fault of their own.
Have you been injured in a fire incident at work?
Fires in the workplace are thankfully rare. However if you have been unfortunate enough to be injured or burned in such an incident and you believe you have evidence of negligence, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline now. We may be able to help you if your accident occurred within the last three years.
Our professional injury compensation lawyers provide no-obligation advice so you are able to determine whether there is the potential to bring a no win, no fee* claim or not. Contact us now for more information and use our free 24/7 enquiry line to do so. When you have suffered an accident of some kind in the workplace it is vital to get proper advice as quickly as possible.