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Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the responsible persons are required to make sure a Fire Risk Assessment is carried out and kept up to date, and that there are necessary safety measures in place to minimise the risk or loss of life from fire.


The appointed competent person(s) carries out these essential fire safety measures to minimise the risk that your people are exposed to keeping them safe and helping to keep your business compliant.


In choosing not to hire a competent person for your fire safety requirements, you’re immediately breaching the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.


Here at TransAtlantic Safety our fire safety services are conducted by industry leading experts in the field of Fire safety. Fire safety is not an annex to their profession, it’s their specialism therefor the service provided to our clients is best in class.


While the service does not differ between organisations of various sizes, the time and resources required to provide said service varies. For this reason, different pricing structures exist for various sizes of the organization.


  • 0-40 Persons = 50 Per Month
  • 40 – 100 Persons = 100 Per month
  • 100 – 200 Persons = 150 Per month
  • 200 – 400 persons = 200 Per month
  • 400 and above = Bespoke quote provided


How long am I tied into a contract?


Here at TransAtlantic Safety we do not tie our clients into long contracts, we don’t need to. Our service speaks for itself and clients often do not need encouragement to stay. Fees are paid on a monthly basis.


Are visits included in the packages?


No, many health and safety consultancies build this element in to aid them to upsell to their clients throughout the year. We will visit only when you request.

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Fire Safety Competent Person FAQs

When should an employer appoint a competent person for fire safety?

An employer should appoint a competent person for fire safety as soon as they begin operating their business or premises. It is essential to have a competent person in place from the start to ensure adequate fire safety measures are implemented and maintained.

Who has the responsibility of ensuring a fire risk assessment has been completed by a competent person?

The responsibility for ensuring a fire risk assessment is completed by a competent person lies with the employer or the person in control of the premises. It is their duty to appoint a competent person who possesses the necessary knowledge and expertise to carry out a thorough fire risk assessment.

What are the duties of a competent person?

The duties of a competent person in relation to fire safety may include:


Conducting fire risk assessments: The competent person should assess the premises for potential fire hazards, identify measures to prevent fires, and evaluate the effectiveness of existing fire safety measures.


Implementing fire safety measures: The competent person should advise on and implement appropriate fire safety measures, such as fire alarms, emergency evacuation plans, fire extinguishers, and signage.


Providing fire safety training: The competent person should ensure that staff members receive proper fire safety training, including fire prevention techniques, evacuation procedures, and the proper use of firefighting equipment.


Regular inspections and maintenance: The competent person should conduct regular inspections of fire safety equipment, emergency exits, and other fire safety systems to ensure they are in good working condition. They should also schedule maintenance and repairs when necessary.


Keeping up-to-date with regulations: The competent person should stay informed about fire safety regulations, industry best practices, and any changes in legislation. They should ensure that the premises comply with all relevant fire safety codes and standards.

Please note that this information is provided as general guidance. It is recommended to consult the applicable fire safety regulations and seek professional advice for specific requirements and circumstances.