WHAT IS FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT?
A fire risk assessment is a survey of the premises inspected, highlighting fire and associated risks arising during the normal usage of the building.
It is a means of assisting a business owner or responsible person to comply with UK law, and to work out protective measures necessary to protect their staff, property and visitors to the premises.
The law relating to fire risk assessments
The ‘health and safety at work act 1974’ requires employers to understand the inherent risks relating to the work they are carrying out, and also (as far as is reasonably practicable) puts measures in place to safeguard their staff and other visitors who may be affected by this.
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force on 1 October 2006, and relates to all premises, with very few exceptions. It places responsibility on those best placed to address fire safety and ensure that risks, which change over time – are reviewed. The Fire Safety Order requires that a ‘responsible person’-usually the owner, employer, landlord, or occupier of a business or commercial premises-must carry out a fire risk assessment. Responsible persons are required to implement appropriate fire safety measures to minimise the risk to life from fire and to keep the assessment up to date by conducting annual reviews.
ACE FIRE-FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT:
Let Ace Fire carry out your Fire Risk Assessment.
Carrying out a Fire Risk Assessment is a very time consuming process which could take many days to complete for someone without the knowledge and experience with regards to this specialism. Free up time and resources in your business by utilising the services of Ace Fire and our accredited Fire Risk Assessors to conduct your assessments for you.
Ace Fire is a UKAS accredited company to carry out fire risk assessments.
The 1st UK company to achieve UKAS accredited status in November 2013, our assessments are comprehensive and follow the official government guidelines for which links are listed in the box below.
Official UK Government Fire Risk Assessment guides (.PDF)
- Animal premises and stables
- Means of escape for disabled people
- Open-air events and venues
- Transport premises and facilities
- Healthcare premises
- Residential care premises
- Theatres, cinemas and similar premises
- 5-step checklist
- Factories and warehouses
- Large places of assembly
- Small and medium places of assembly
- Educational premises
- Sleeping accommodation
- Offices and shops
Our charges are very competitive despite the 1st class service, and quality Fire Risk Assessment you will receive if you use us. Please ring or complete the contact box if you would like a quotation. The following information will help us in working out your quotation if you could have it to hand when phoning or include in the message:
- Do people sleep in part or all of the premises?
- Number of floors in the premises, if more than one building, how many?
- Number of rooms.
- Number of staff at all times of day and night.
- Type of business are the premises used for.
Carrying out a fire risk assessment should be the 1st “Fire” consideration any new business or organisation should consider when starting a new business/organisation.
Why? Because the fire risk assessment will determine the following:
- How many extinguishers will be needed, which type and size and the correct positioning.
- Type of fire alarm system or other means of raising the alarm
- The correct signage to indicate exit procedure from the premises in the event of fire.
- Where any emergency lighting might be needed in the premises.
- And of course much, much more.
If you have a building project then it is a good idea to involve us at the planning stage, this can avoid unexpected alterations at the end of the build.