Fire Risk Assessment

COMPLY WITH YOUR LEGAL REQUIREMENT TO HAVE A SUITABLE AND SUFFICIENT FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT FOR YOUR PREMISES

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We are fully competent and certified fire risk assessment specialists

You are responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you are:

  • an employer

  • the owner

  • the landlord

  • an occupier

  • anyone else with control of the premises. For example, a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent, or risk assessor

WHAT WE OFFER

We are highly experienced fire professionals, one of our core services is fire risk assessment.

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OUR SOLUTION

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Fire Risk Assessments offering solutions rather than problems

What do we consider when carrying out a Fire Risk Assessment?

 

Minimally we will consider the following:

  1. Emergency routes and exits - Have you got a suitable route through the building and out through fire doors and exits?

  2. Fire detection and warning systems - How are you going to detect a fire in the first place and how are you going to raise the alarm?

  3. Fire fighting equipment - Are fire extinguishers enough and what kind do you need?

  4. The removal or safe storage of dangerous substances - i.e petrol or other flammable items.

  5. An emergency fire evacuation plan - How do staff and others get out and where do they go?

  6. The needs of vulnerable people, for example: the elderly, young children, or those with disabilities - If you have disabled people on the above-ground floors, how are you getting them out of the building or to a place of safety? (most lifts are not to be used in a fire) It is important to know that you are required by law to have a plan that DOES NOT include assistance from the Fire and Rescue Service.

  7. Providing information to employees and other people on the premises - Tell your staff about all these things.

  8. Staff fire safety training - Fire drills, fire wardens, extinguisher training.

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What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

 

A Fire Risk Assessment will identify what you need to do to prevent a fire and keep people safe.

 

It is made up of five parts:

  1. Identify the fire hazards - What could cause a fire?

  2. Identify people at risk - Staff, visitors, contractors, the public, disabled people.

  3. Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks - Consider how great the risk is, what you can do to reduce that risk and whether what you are doing is sufficient.

  4. Record your findings - Prepare an emergency plan and provide training.

  5. Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly - You must review after any changes to your premises if you have any fire incidents and periodically (depending on the level of risk.)

If there are five or more employees you HAVE to record your significant findings. My view here is that it is hard to demonstrate that you have carried out the assessment if it is not recorded. It is always best to record your assessment.

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