HMO Properties & Fire Risk

What is a fire risk assessment? Fire Safety is always of the upmost importance. Never more so than in flats and houses of multiple occupancy (HMO) .  

It's the responsibility of a Landlord or their managing agent to ensure that a property has been competently assessed. Areas of concern should be both highlighted and then steps taken to remove or reduce the risk of fire.

There are various fire risk assessment template options that provide a useful framework for producing these reports. You can use the link at the bottom of this blog to look at a Fire Risk Assessment form.

Fire risk assessment training is available, enabling competent individuals to take on the process themselves. 

Advice on what should be assessed and included:

  • Detailed photography

  • Fire hazards

  • Escape routes, signs and notices

  • Record keeping

  • Action plan for any works required

 

Take a look at a fire risk assessment example here

You can find more information produced by the Scottish Government here; http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Justice/policies/police-fire-rescue/fire/FireLaw/GeneralGuidance/FireSafetyRiskAssessment

Pinstripe is a provider of residential Fire Risk Assessments

Matthew Mackay