Fire Risk Assessment –
‘Eliminating Risk… Enhancing Safety’
Is your Fire Risk Assessment up-to-date?
Fire Risk Assessments
In October 2006, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect and replaced many sections of the fire safety law.
The FSO applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).
The law applies to you if you are:
→ Responsible for business premises
→ An employer or self-employed with business premises
→ Responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes
→ A charity or voluntary organisation
→ A contractor with a degree of control over any premises
Our Fire Risk Assessor will complete an introductory meeting with the person responsible for your health and safety procedures within the premises. The responsible person will be required to provide information on the access, layout and day to day operation of the premises. Our assessor will explain the requirements of the visit and request any available information that is available to the responsible person. This information will include documentation, emergency procedures, safety records, insurance details and present company safety procedures.
The resulting risk assessment document will be produced in an easy to read format and will assist you to assess the fire risks and also meet with the regulatory requirements for current building regulations and health and safety procedures.
The fire risk assessment report comprises of an assessment of all procedures and compliance procedures of the following:
→ Fire alarm requirements.
→ Emergency lighting requirements.
→ Fire extinguisher requirements.
→ Fire, escape and safety signage.
→ Fire safety procedures.
→ Fire training.
→ Fire Doors.
→ Good housekeeping.
The fire risk assessment will include recommendations where necessary works are required to conform to the regulatory requirements and where such failings are assessed, photographs will be included within the report. The report will also assess the risks as mMderate, Tolerable or in certain cases where work is immediately required, Substantial.
Our assessor will complete the site visit with a discussion about the procedures, non-compliances and improvements if required and will respond to any questions the responsible person needs answering.
A detailed fire risk assessment report will be completed based on our assessor’s findings.