Fire Safety Risk Assessments, a ‘Hot Topic’ for Holiday Home Owners
Almost three years have passed since the law known as the Regulatory reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, was introduced in October 2006. Despite the passing of time, Fire Safety Risk Assessments for holiday home owners remains, if you will excuse the pun, ‘a hot topic’.
Mark Lavington, Director of Boshers Ltd, comments, “As specialist providers of holiday home insurance for UK lets, this topic is raised frequently during discussions that we have with both holiday cottage owners and holiday home letting agents alike. There has been much confusion and speculation banded around the self-catering accommodation industry about the required frequency and content of a suitable assessment.”
Thankfully `The Chief Fire Officers Association’ have produced a leaflet containing information on complying with fire safety law for people who provide sleeping accommodation in England and Wales. The document entitled, Do You Have Paying Guests? If so, fire safety law applies to you, and you must take action ,contains an Example Fire Risk Assessment Form for recording significant findings for small accommodation providers.
This leaflet is concise, written in plain language and aimed at the smaller end of the sleeping accommodation market, such as B&B’s, holiday homes, cottages and apartments.