Fire Risk Assessment

fire_riskUnder the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 an employer must carry out a Fire Risk Assessment.  Where significant hazards are identified the necessary control measures must then be implemented to reduce any associated risks to an acceptable level. This Risk Assessment must then be periodically reviewed to ensure that the control measures are still effective - the freqency of reviews depends on the type of business and the hazards present. 

 

Legislation

  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Service 
Carry out a basic no frills Fire Risk Assessment in accordance with current legislation to include: 

  • Reviewing all heat sources, ignition sources and oxygen sources within the premises. 
  • Reviewing all current control measures in place including: fire routes, fire safety signage, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, fire alarm systems.
  • Reviewing current policies and procedures relating to organisation management of fire safety. 

On completion of the Fire Risk Assessment we can meet with the client and discuss the findings and explain practical methods of reducing the risk to an acceptable level.  Where a more detailed approach is required due to the nature of the business or planned construction work Absolute Health and Safety Solutions Ltd can provide a comprehensive Fire Safety Audit.

All the guides are available FREE to download from the Department of Communities and Local Government Website. Each guide comes in two parts and provides step by step guidance in addressing fire safety within your place of work or specific area of interest.

Guide 1 - Offices and shops 
Guide 2 - Factories and warehouses 
Guide 3 - Sleeping accommodation 
Guide 4 - Residential care premises 
Guide 5 - Educational premises 
Guide 6 - Small and medium places of assembly 
Guide 7 - Large places of assembly 
Guide 8 - Theatres and cinemas 
Guide 9 - Outdoor events 
Guide 10 - Healthcare premises 
Guide 11 - Transport premises and facilities 
Guide 12 - Animal Premises and Stables 

A supplemental guide for addressing means of escape for Disabled Persons is also available FREE to download. Note: This guide is a supplement to be read alongside other guides in this series. It provides additional information on accessibility and means of escape for disabled people. 

A joint Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) and Fire Protection Association guide on Fire Safety at Work. This booklet contains a number of checklists covering vital fire prevention topics and will help prevent fires starting in the workplace.

For students renting accomodation, the Fire Kills Campaign has developed some simple fire safety tips for students living in rented accommodation. Fire Safety - Protect Yourself is a new definitive guide to staying safe whilst living away from home. 

A fire can start very easily and can spread with frightening speed. Every year there are more than 68,000 fires in people's homes, resulting in 400 deaths and 14,000 injuries. The information on this site will help you to understand the risks in your home and take steps to protect those who live in it.



For further information for businesses, or you wish to request a quotation to undertake or review a Fire Risk Assessment contact one of our consultants directly on 0845 864 6934 or email our office with an enquiry.

 

     
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