Fire Risk Assessments
We conduct Fire Risk Assessments within Licensed Premises, Offices, Warehouse/Factories, Residential Properties, Care Homes, Retail Outlets, Hospitals and all buildings which require them under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which includes common areas of flats.
We carry out fire risk assessments in the following areas: Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, West Sussex, Somerset, South Gloucester and Surrey.
As the responsible person you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. We will identify what you need to do to prevent fire within your premises and keep people safe.
Some of the things that needs to be considered:
- emergency routes and exits
- fire detection and warning systems
- fire fighting equipment
- the removal or safe storage of dangerous substances
- an emergency fire evacuation plan
- the needs of vulnerable people, for example the elderly, young children or those with disabilities
- providing information to employees and other people on the premises
- staff fire safety training
Your fire safety risk assessment is not a one-off procedure and should be reviewed regularly. If the findings of the assessment are considered to be no longer valid or there has been a significant change to the premises, or the organisation of the work undertaken has affected the fire risk or the fire safety measures, the assessment should be reviewed. Situations which might prompt a review include:
- A change in the number of people present or the characteristics of the occupants including the presence of people with some form of disability
- Changes to work procedures, including the introduction of new equipment alterations to the building, including the internal layout significant Changes to furniture and fixings
- Significant changes to displays or quantities of stock
- The introduction or increase in the storage of hazardous substances; or
- Becoming aware of shortcomings in fire safety measures or potential improvements.
Other matters you will have to consider are:-
- Means of escape & emergency lighting. Are they adequate in size, number, location, well lit, unobstructed, safe to use, etc.
- Fire fighting equipment – Wall mounted by exits, suitable for the types of hazards present and sufficient in number, should conform to BS EN 3.
- Means for detecting & giving warning in case of fire – Can they be heard by all occupants?
- Are fire evacuation signs and fire routines satisfactory?
- Fire Procedure and Training of employees – What to do in the event of a fire.
- Measures to mitigate the effects of a fire.
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Meet The Team
Fire Risk Assessor
Trevor Lumbard GIFireE
Fire Risk Assessor
Cory Lumbard TIFireE TIFSM