Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
A fire risk assessment is the starting point for all fire safety strategies, aiming to reduce the likelihood of a fire occurring and increasing the chance of a safe evacuation of people.
A fire risk assessment is a process involving the systematic evaluation of the factors that determine the hazard from fire, the likelihood that there will be a fire and the consequences if one were to occur.
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.
We provide fully comprehensive, detailed fire risk assessments to clients and their businesses all across West Yorkshire.
If you occupy business premises its more than likely that you are required by law to complete a fire risk assessment. The law requires the following buildings to have one:-
The scope of the survey involved in a fire risk assessment would include the following particular aspects of fire safety:
Arrangements for management of fire safety.
Training and drills.
Testing and maintenance.
Means of escape.
Flammability of linings.
Emergency escape lighting.
Fire safety signs and notices.
Fire detection and fire alarm systems.
Fire extinguishing systems and appliances.
Smoke control systems.
Storage and handling of flammable liquids and gases.
The fire risk assessment process is intended to be dynamic, and take into account change. We recommend fire risk assessments are reviewed annually.
However, it should therefore be reviewed sooner if there is a reason to suspect that it is no longer valid, or if significant changes take place, such as an increase in the numbers of people in the building or changes to floor layouts.
Fire risk assessments should also be reviewed after a fire. We will give a suggested date for review in our reports. A review does not necessarily involve repeating the fire risk assessment process. A judgment on this is required based on the significance of the changes.
All Things Fire and Security have years’ experience in conducting and delivering comprehensive fire risk assessments.
We are dedicated to ensuring your building is compliant with fire safety legislation, and this begins with a robust, in-depth risk assessment.
We Listen to your requirements, ensuring that what we deliver meets those needs.
If required, we’ll carry out a free site survey after which we Consult on our findings. This consultation process ensures we agree a collaborative way forward.
We Deliver on time and in budget, keeping you updated throughout to ensure our service to you meets your requirements.
If you’re looking for:
– a new fire risk assessment or
– a review of an existing fire risk assessment
then call our friendly team at ATFS or leave your details and we’ll get back to you straight away.