Our Fire Risk Assessment process has been implemented successfully within the Business sector to ensure you and your workforce are covered against every possible fire scenario. We will discuss our plan with the responsible and/or competent person for your site. This will ascertain the level of management procedures with regard to Fire Safety and for us to understand your premises work practices. Our risk assessor will then carry out a full inspection of your site and the areas in the immediate vicinity. This will involve taking detailed information from members of staff, record requesting and taking photographic evidence if necessary. The produced report will be documented in three stages: review, implementation and action plan.
A fire risk assessment involves a physical inspection of the building to determine the adequacy of the existing fire precautions and the need for any additional measures. However, of equal importance to the physical inspection is a review of fire safety management in the organisation and consideration of the human factors – how people will respond to an emergency and whether they will take appropriate action.
There are practical limits to the extent of the survey and evaluation of the fire precautions. For example, in undertaking a fire risk assessment, we would not carry out detailed engineering evaluation or testing of fire protection systems, emergency escape lighting, etc. However, we would inspect such systems visually. Where appropriate, we would identify the need for any further engineering evaluation, which we would be able to carry out if required.
Is a Fire Risk Assessment required by Law?
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 , a fire risk assessment is necessary in virtually all buildings in England and Wales, other than domestic dwellings. Similar requirements apply in Scotland under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 , and in Northern Ireland under the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 .
- Expert Witnesses
- Arson Prevention
- Legal Notices from the Fire Services
- Fire Engineering Solutions
- Fire Investigation
- Fire Safety Advice
- Liaising with Local Authorities
Did you know?
We also offer Fire Risk Assessment training to provide awareness, appreciation and practical application of Fire Risk Assessments, carried out as part of existing and future legislation on Fire Safety in the workplace. This is a 2 day course and is approved by the Institution of Fire Engineers.
We offer a full range of Fire Safety Training Courses in your workplace. If you would like to discuss your Fire Safety Training requirements with us please call us on 0800 774 7034.
If you would like to book a course, request further information or wish to discuss a project with one of our consultants, please complete our enquiry form.