If you are a business owner, landlord, or managing agent of a property, you have a legal obligation to ensure this property meets all of the necessary fire safety requirements.
This can be difficult to do, especially if you have very little history on the building you occupy. A fire risk assessment is an ideal tool, providing you with an action plan to improve upon the building's fire risk management.
A fire risk assessment is an organised inspection of your premises to ascertain if there are any fire hazards that could cause harm, identifying the measures currently in place, and estimating the level of risk for existing hazards. The aim of a fire risk assessment is to remove these hazards and to reduce them to an acceptable level.
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, a fire risk assessment is a legal requirement for most types of buildings used as a place of work, or residential buildings made up of more than a single dwelling. The fire safety risk assessment may reveal a need for other fire safety surveys, such as a fire compartmentation or external wall survey.
Why choose NW Fire Solutions for your fire risk assessment
The Fire Safety Order does not stipulate any formal qualifications in order to be able to carry out a fire risk assessment, as long as the assessor is ‘competent.’ However, given the complexities and legal ramifications of failing to carry out this task correctly, many business owners arrange for an experienced and qualified fire safety advisor to complete the fire safety risk assessment on their behalf.
All NW Fire Solutions assessors hold a Level 4 Fire Safety Diploma or above and have extensive fire safety experience in a variety of building types, so you can rest assured that any hazards will be identified. We also provide all of our customers with access to both our job and risk assessment software portals at no additional cost, to assist with the management of planning and any ongoing actions.
NW Fire Solutions is BAFE SP205 accredited under the National Security Inspectorate Fire Silver Scheme. This means that all of our fire risk assessments are completed and quality assured to a high standard, and can be relied upon as an accurate assessment of your premises.
We provide all types of fire risk assessment for all types of properties, from residential and commercial to industrial and educational fire risk assessments, to help you stay compliant with your responsibilities as a premises owner or manager.
Fire risk management is a continuous process
The management of fire risk is an ongoing one. Employers and responsible persons must continuously monitor and update their fire safety policies regularly. A review of the fire risk assessment is required periodically and after any material changes to the premises, change of use, or following the introduction of any special fire risk.
For most managed premises, a written record of your fire risk assessment must be maintained and updated regularly. NW Fire Solutions are vastly experienced and knowledgeable in fire safety and fire risk management and are accredited under the BAFE SP 203 scheme for your total peace of mind.
Our Fire Risk Assessment Process
Your dedicated NW Fire Solutions fire safety adviser will begin by reviewing your previous risk assessment to determine what issues were recorded and whether these are still relevant, or whether they have been rectified.
The fire safety adviser will then carry out a thorough building inspection and record all relevant information before compiling this in a detailed and clearly explained report, following the industry standard PAS 79 report format. The report will outline any deficiencies found during the inspection and propose solutions to each issue along with proposed timescales.
We deliver Thorough Fire risk Management
During your fire risk assessment, our team of passionate and dedicated professionals will propose solutions for the following:
If you’re looking for fire risk management services in the UK, our friendly and dedicated team are here to help you.
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