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Fire Risk Assessment & Gas Safety

If you have a paying guest in your home, you have a responsibility to keep them safe. This includes updating gas safety certificates/annual gas service records, which must be certified by Registered Gas Safe engineers, and carrying out a fire risk assessment of the home every 12 months.

It is also recommended that you fit carbon monoxide detectors. These should be British Standard approved, with a battery life of up to five years. Fit them in each room with a gas appliance.

Every homestay host is subject to common law, and has a duty to make sure their property is safe.
We therefore ask that all hosts follow this fire safety advice:

Fire Safety Risk Assessment Guidelines

Here are five easy steps to help you complete your fire risk assessment:

Step 1 - Identify the fire hazards in your home

Step 2 - Identify those at risk

Step 3 - Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risk

Step 4 - Record and plan

Step 5 - Review

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