Pubs and clubs could be losing money through out-of-date fire assessments, after a Government report outlined that only half of licensed premises are complaint with the Fire Safety Order.
Research shows that only 52% of 8,200 licensed premises audited were “satisfactorily compliant” after being tested by fire and rescue authorities (FRA), compared to 30% of 4,900 offices and 29% of 6,000 factories and warehouses.
The most commonly non-compliance issues were risk assessments, emergency routes and exits and maintaining precautions.
A fire risk assessments is a legal requirement and determines the number of people a premises can accommodate at any one time.
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