Fire Risk Assessments
Fire Risk Assessments
Fire risk assessments are required by law for most businesses and can help to prevent fires as well as protect your property and assets in the event of a fire.
Identify fire hazards
How could a fire start?
What could burn?
People at risk
Identify who is at risk and whether the risk is greater for some people.
Evaluate, and act
Evaluate your findings, remove potential fire risks and take action to protect your premises and people.
Record, plan and train
Keep a record of any fire hazards and what you have done to reduce them. Have a clear plan of how to prevent fire and train your staff what to do in the event of fire.
Review the fire risk assessment and identify any particular changes in risk.
At Safety Forward our fire risk assessments approach is pragmatic. We do not sell fire-fighting equipment or alarm systems, so our assessment recommendations will be based solely on your safety and business needs, and not commercially based.
Our qualified fire risk assessor will visit your site, look at your fire safety records and then undertake a site walk-around. Following this we will provide you with a professional fire risk assessment report and prioritised recommendations, where necessary, to improve your fire safety management.
Our fire risk assessors are experienced IFE professionals, regularly carrying out fire risk assessments for businesses, apartment buildings, and communal areas required by solicitors, agents, landlords and homeowners.
All our fire risk assessments are provided in both print and electronic documents to the insurance and government approved PAS 79 format.
A fire risk assessment will provide you with a professional report, which identifies your fire safety compliance, servicing of equipment, access & escape routes, signage and locks.
Our fire risk assessments review:
- Emergency routes and exits
- Fire detection and warning systems
- Firefighting 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
Fires need three things to start
A source of ignition including heaters, lighting, naked flames, electrical equipment, smokers’ materials (cigarettes, matches etc), and anything else that can get very hot or cause sparks.
Something that burns. A sources of fuel includes wood, paper, plastic, rubber or foam, loose packaging materials, waste rubbish and furniture.
Sources of oxygen include: the air around us.