The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that all businesses and organisations must carry out a fire risk assessment. This legislation applies to all businesses and organisations regardless of type or size.
The fire risk assessment must comprise a recorded document:
a) if you employ five or more people
b) if there is a licence in force
c) if an Alterations Notice requires you to do so
WHAT IS A FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT?
A fire risk assessment will assess the risk of a fire occurring, the hazards present that may impact on fire-spread and will highlight any issues that need to be addressed.
The issues that will be considered will include:
- people present – maximum potential
- fire risks
- fire hazards
- fire compartmentation
- escape routes
- fire safety signage
- fire protection measures in place
- fire detection & warning systems in place
- staff training
- existing fire procedures
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
As an experienced and qualified fire risk assessor, I can carry out your fire risk assessment and will provide you with a comprehensive document that identifies all potential sources of ignition, risks that could increase the spread of fire and any/all fire safety measures that may be in place.
The fire risk assessment will highlight any deficiencies and/or any issues that require attention. Using a simple traffice-light system, the document is user-friendly with all issues rated in accordance with priority based solely on their impact on life safety. All issues requiring attention are summarised in a prioritised format at the end of the fire risk assessment document – together with any photographs required to assist in identifying areas of concern.
PLEASE NOTE: Once we have carried out your fire risk assessment, you automatically qualify for our FREE on-line consultancy services for 12 months.
Fire Risk Assessment Reviews
It is important to remember that a fire risk assessment must be reviewed regularly. Legislation does not define the term ‘regularly’; however, the guidelines are that a review should take place at least annually. OR:
- If there are any changes to the activities taking place in the building
- Any changes to the internal structure of the building
- Any changes to the occupancy – or nature of the occupancy
- This may include employement of a pregnant member of staff or a member of staff with a severe physical, hearing, or visual impairment
You may be intending to, or be in the process to, extend your premises or completely re-structure your existing premises. In these cases you may be required to submit a Fire Strategy Document for planning purposes. This is another area in which I would be able to help. The development and creation of fire strategy documents is an area in which I have a good deal of experience and have helped a number of businesses satisfy the requirements of Building Control and the Fire Authorities.
Costs for a fire risk assessment, or a review, are based on the size of property and the complexities involved.
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