Fire Risk Assessments

Fire Risk Assessments

Fire risk assessments might not be your favourite thing to carry out, but they’re vital to keeping your people, customers and organisation safe.

From 1st October 2006, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person of any non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment, including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire, and identify persons at risk. Where there are 5 or more employees, a record must be kept of significant findings is required.

The principles contained in the fire safety order advice you use a fire risk assessment approach, therefore, to ensure the safety of employees, you must:

  • Identify fire hazards and people at risk and to remove or reduce the risk of those hazards causing harm to as low as is reasonably practicable; and
  • to determine what fire safety measures and management policies are necessary to ensure the safety of people in the building should fire occur; by:

– Reducing the probability of a fire starting.
– Ensuring that all occupants are alerted and can leave the premises safely in the event of a fire.
– Limiting the effects should a fire occur.

A site visit by WISE Safety and Training to conduct a fire risk assessment of the building or area of your responsibility will identify / assess:

  • Who is at risk,
  • Process and / or building hazards,
  • Potential ignition sources,
  • Any deficiencies in existing fire precautions / procedures,
  • Correct type(s) / quantities and suitably maintained fire safety equipment,
  • Appropriate fire training and drills,
  • Appropriate signs / notices,
  • Suitable means for detecting fire and raising the alarm if fire were to occur, and
  • Adequate means of escape in the event of fire.

Following the site survey of your property, a fire risk assessment would be produced and issued to the responsible person(s).

Included within this document would also be:

  1. a list of significant findings;
  2. recommendations on all remedial action(s);
  3. where required, identification of potential ignition sources;
  4. an action plan for corrective action.

By complying with the fire risk assessment and the recommendations (which we will assist you with), you will reduce the risk to your personnel and property and also comply with legislation.

If you require further information or a quote from us to conduct a fire risk assessment on your behalf, please do not hesitate to contact us.