The first step to preventing fire outbreaks is to assess the potential risks.
Our fire safety assessors are focused on protecting life and property by identifying vulnerabilities in your structure, emergency planning, and staff training routines. Whatever the shortcomings, we will provide you with a range of solutions.
All of our in-house assessors are accredited via the Institute of Fire Engineers and/or The Institute of Fire Safety Managers. Furthermore, we’re qualified to undertake fire risk assessments under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and are fully trained in PAS79.(Publicly Available Specification for Fire Risk Assessment and its Methodology).
In addition to protecting life and property with our advanced risk assessments, we’ll ensure your company meets its legal obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
We work throughout the Greater London area, with commercial and residential clients of any sector and any industry. All of our solutions are designed to be suited to your environments, giving you the bespoke fire protection you can rely on in the event of an emergency.
You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re:
- 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
You’re known as the ‘responsible person’. If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.
The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, for example if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.
As the responsible person you must:
- carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
- tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
- put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
- plan for an emergency
- provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training
FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT
Are you aware that if you are the Responsible Person (or Duty Holder in Scotland) you hold the ultimate responsibility for the adequacy of the company’s Fire Risk Assessment by law? You must also take reasonable steps when appointing an assessor to ensure that they have sufficient competency and experience..
Building owners, employers and operators have a responsibility under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) to ensure that employees and users of their properties are safe.
Help with the assessment
You can do the fire risk assessment yourself with the help of standard fire safety risk assessment guides.
If you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself you need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help, for example, a professional risk assessor.
People with Mobility Needs
You should also make special arrangements in your planning and procedures for people with mobility needs, for example make sure there are people to help wheelchair users get downstairs if there’s a fire.
N.B. Staff involved in the escape plan should feel confident in their skills and disabled people should feel that they can trust the process.
Fire Detection and Warnings
You must have a fire detection and warning system. You may need different types of detectors, depending on the type of building and the work carried out in it but our team can help you assess and implement all the required plans and procedures.
You need to train new staff when they start work and tell all employees about any new fire risks.
You should carry out at least one fire drill per year and record the results. You must keep the results as part of your fire safety and evacuation plan.
Feeling Overwhelmed by all the rules, regulations and responsibility of a Fire Risk Assessment?
Talk to us: We would love to hear from you, whether you need some advice on your fire safety requirements or existing equipment tested, serviced or replaced, business security or home automation our team are always on hand to help.
- Tel: 0208 712 5232
- Find us: Unit 2 Michael Manley Industrial Estate, Clyston Street, London, SW8 4TU
- Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm