This is now part of English law, under the "Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005" if you have a business premises or HMO and employ 5 or more people, including part time staff.
This is a government order, introduced to improve the fire safety in the workplaces and all public premises. Each business is required to have a "responsible person" to monitor the compliance.
It identifies risk and helps you manage it for the benefit of all staff and members of public.
Any business premises with 5 or more staff or a public premises.
Our assessor walks around the premises and takes time getting to understand your business, he will look at all safety aspects and regulatory requirements before compiling his detailed report.
This depends on the size of the building but typically 1-3 hours.
No, but the assessor does need to spend some time with the "Responsible Person" and have access to all areas.
You will receive a bound insurance approved document detailing all the findings and a list of recommendations.