Industrial Fire Risk Assessments

Industrial sector businesses face unique fire challenges, including the storage of potentially flammable materials and liquids.

At NW Fire Solutions, our role as industrial fire risk assessors is to identify the fire safety measures that are currently in place and to assess the risk posed by existing hazards, such as any toxic chemicals that may be present.

We will work with you to remove these hazards and reduce the risk to an acceptable level to ensure the safety of you, your premises, and your employees.

Who needs an industrial fire risk assessment?

If you are responsible for the whole or part of an industrial business premises, you will most likely need a fire risk assessment as a legal requirement under the Fire Safety Order 2005.

To satisfy government guidelines, the objectives of a fire assessment are:

  • To identify the fire hazards
  • To reduce the risk of those hazards causing harm to as low as reasonably practicable
  • To decide what physical fire precautions and management arrangements are necessary to ensure the safety of people in your premises if a fire does start.

What does an industrial fire risk assessment involve?

An industrial fire risk assessment is any FRA undertaken at an industrial premises, such as factories or warehouses. They are an important part of protecting you and your business when hazardous equipment or flammable chemicals may be present.

Due to the nature of industrial premises and their advanced risks, industrial safety checks are essential to ensuring equipment and machinery are safe for use. 

The assessment may include investigating any refuelling procedures, forklift trucks, and checking battery-charging trucks or equipment are in good working order. These potential risks can give rise to sparks and hydrogen, especially when connecting and disconnecting power supplies. All areas must be cleared during the FRA to ensure total safety to the workforce.

Industrial fire risk assessments by NW Fire Solutions

At NW Fire Solutions, our team of qualified fire safety assessors encompasses operational firefighters and health and safety professionals. Given the legal implications of failing to carry out this task correctly, it’s important to seek an experienced fire safety advisor to complete your fire safety risk assessment.

Our industrial fire risk assessment service includes access to both our job and risk assessment software portals at no additional cost, giving you complete visibility of any reports or ongoing actions.

Get in touch

All NW Fire Solutions assessors are fully qualified to carry out all types of fire risk assessments to a high standard, including fire risk assessments for residential, commercial, and educational settings. 

To improve your fire safety practices, get in touch with our dedicated team to learn more about our fire safety services or to book a fire risk assessment today.