What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
A fire risk assessment will find out how likely the risk of fire is in your building, and also determine how serious the outcome could be. This is conducted by a competent assessor who will look at the fire hazards, emergency arrangements and life safety controls in the building. Once the physical risk assessment is completed, the assessor ill put together a report and an action plan for your business.
You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re: an employer,owner, landlord, occupier or anyone else with control of the premises. The legislation also applies if you have paying guests, e.g. if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.
How is a Fire Risk Assessment conducted?
1. A fire risk assessment involves a physical inspection of the building to assess the existing fire precautions and highlights what needs to be done to improve safety.
2. A list of documentation is listed below, and it is a good idea to review before the fire risk assessment is conducted, so that the arrangements for your business can be risk assessed, and highlight whether you need to take further action or not.
What do you need to do?
- Implement sensible fire precautions that ensure the safety of any of your employees; and for people who are not your employees, that could be affected by any aspect of your business.
- Carry out regular maintenance and tests of your fire precautions.
- Ensure your employees, and others in your property are provided information and training to carry out their duties, and also follow fire safety procedures.
- Carry out a fire risk assessment if you have 5 or more employees
Why choose us?
All of our fire risk assessments are bespoke to the client’s needs, they not only use a minimum of PAS 79 as the base standard, but are specific to industry specific requirements. We not only conduct an assessment for you, but we’ll guide you through the action plan and give you a helping hand where we can.
In addition, we work closely with Fire Engineering Companies, so if you need further advice on technical solutions, we have expertise readily available.
Contact us today for more information.