Measures to reduce the risk of fire breaking out or spreading on the premises;
Means of escape from the premises;
Measures for ensuring that the means of escape can be safely and effectively used at all times;
Means for fighting fires on the premises;
Means for detecting fire and giving warning in case of fire on the premises; and
Arrangements for action to be taken in the event of a fire, including the instruction and training of employees, Residents, plus measures to minimise the effects of the fire.
Measures must also be taken to ensure people with special needs can benefit from the fire risk assessment.
It is important that the person who carries out the fire risk assessment is competent. There are two principal methods by which people can demonstrate their competence;
• Professional Body Registration schemes
• Certification by a Certification Body that is UKAS accredited for the activity.
Our Fire Safety Consultant (Steve Wiltshire AIFSM) is an Associate Member of The Institute of Fire Safety Managers and Affiliated Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (Professional Body Registration) thus providing peace of mind when undertaking a fire risk assessment at your premises! Fire risk assessments undertaken in Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire.
Fire risk assessment is a legal requirement for every workplace. Even a small fire could have fatal consequences and will have serious financial implications for any business.
Steve Wiltshire (Safety Matters) Ltd can also undertake professional independent Passive Fire Protection surveys to ensure the building fire integrity is correct and not breached!
As the responsible person, Director, CEO or Landlord you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe. You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more Employees. As brief overview, a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment must cover the following areas: