Care Quality Commission Advises Care Homes, Hospices and independent Hospitals to Review Fire Risk Assessment

In wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Sir David Behan, wrote to all hospices, care homes and independent hospitals governed by the Care Quality Commission requesting them to review their fire risk assessments.

It is your legal responsibility under both the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated cqc-logoActivities) Regulations 2014 and the Regulatory Reform (fire Safety) Order 2005, to ensure your premises is compliant and safe for all who are in and around the building.

In The Letter

Inspections carried out previously on such sites governed by the Care Quality Commission have raised concerns about their fire safety. Sir David Behan commented; ‘These issues include blocked fire exits, fire doors wedged open, escape routes used as storage areas, low awareness among staff of what to do in emergency situations and no evidence of fire drills having been undertaken recently.’

A fire risk assessor will thoroughly inspect the business premises and compose a comprehensive report highlighting recommendations on how to improve your fire safety.

We Can Help You

Assured provides a fire risk assessment package tailored to your building and business requirements. Our professional reis assessor will give you a document highlighting our recommendations, including digital photographic evidence. We will also provide a custom designed 65 page logbook which enables the building manager to keep a current record of all fire related information.

Without an up to date fire risk assessment you are risking the lives of all those in and around your premises, why take the risk of not being compliant?

If you want more details or have any questions about our Fire Risk Assessments then please contact our friendly team on 0845 402 3045 or email sales@assured-ltd.co.uk and one of our friendly sales team will get back to you shortly.

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