Who needs a fire risk assessment ?
If you own, manage or operate a building or business, you will need to comply with fire safety law. The main law is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The Order applies to virtually all non-domestic buildings and it is your responsibility to make sure the workplace meets the required standards. Article 9 of the Order states that suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments must be carried out by a competent person.
Can I do it myself ?
Yes – you can perform your own fire risk assessment, however the law states the assessment must be ‘suitable and sufficient’. This means it must be carried out by a competent person – somebody with sufficient training, qualifications and experience. The advantages to using external fire safety consultants are numerous:
- Knowledge of the latest fire regulations and legislation.
- Competent Person
- Save time and money
- Reduce risk of prosecution if something is missed by doing it yourself
- Guaranteed provision of a suitable and sufficient assessment
- Responsibility for the provision of a compliant assessment lies with the external consultancy
With offices in Berkshire and South Yorkshire, we work throughout the UK helping companies meet fire safety compliance while keeping cost to a minimum. Our team will work with you to ensure your company has a comprehensive report in place that will satisfy the requirements under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Our reports include a prioritised, easy-to-understand action plan that eliminates jargon and unnecessary recommendations by introducing a pragmatic and relevant approach to the fire safety of your premises.
Fire risk assessments identify potential emergency situations for which plans, procedures and systems will need to be designed and implemented to reduce the risk. Unlike other assessors, we do not just undertake fire risk assessments and leave you to deal with any problems. We work with you to ensure that cost-effective solutions are created, using our value-engineering techniques.
Our Fire Risk Assessments go hand in hand with our Emergency Procedures.