Fire Risk Assessment

Fire Risk Assessment is an organised and methodical look at the premises, the activities carried out there and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and around the premises.

 The Fire Risk Assessment will be arranged at a time suitable to you. We will, as part of your assessment:

 Identify any hazards

  • Identify any people at risk
  • Evaluate the level of risk to enable this to be reduced or removed completely
  • Record the significant findings and details of the action to be taken to reduce or remove the risk
  • Advise on an acceptable timescale to complete any recommended actions

We will liaise with you to assist in the completion of any recommended actions.

 The areas covered in the Fire Risk Assessment

  • Fire Hazards
  • Risk
  • Means of escape
  • Escape planning
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • Fire alarm system
  • Emergency lighting
  • Signage
  • Combustible storage
  • Arson prevention
  • Staff training
  • Record keeping
In order to assist with your Fire Risk Assessment we would prefer to see the following information prior to the Risk Assessment being carried out:

  • Site fire policy
  • Site plans
  • Copy of previous Fire Risk Assessment
  • Fire extinguisher, alarm and emergency lighting test records
  • Staff training records
  • Details of hazardous substances
  • Details of flammable substances
  • Electrical test records
  • Plant maintenance program and records

If you don’t have all this information don’t worry, this is what the Fire Risk Assessment is designed to cover. We will tell you in the assessment what is missing and how to rectify it.

Case Study

Do I need to have my fire extinguishers serviced?
Yes, Fire extinguishers should be serviced annually in accordance to Bs 5306 part 3 of 2009 and they should be sited and positioned according to BS5306 part 8 of 2012
Do I need a fire risk assessment (FRA)?
Yes, Each year your fire risk assessment should be reviewed by a competent person in accordance with the regulatory reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO). If you dont have one you could be breaking the law!
Do I need a fire alarm?
In accordance to BS 5839 part 1 of 2008, every place of work where there are multiple occupants must have reasonable means possible of notifying everyone of a fire or potential fire. This could be simply met by shouting FIRE FIRE FIRE, however for SME’s the best way to accomplish this is to install a fire alarm system in accordance to BS5839 part 1 of 2017
Do I need to service my emergency lighting?
Yes, this is a legal requirement. Your emergency lighting should be tested monthly by a responsible person in your workplace each month and then again by a competent person every six months and a full discharge of each light should be carried out annually in order to comply with BS5266 (pt 1, 7 & 8)