Fire Risk Assessment
Following the introduction of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order in England and Wales, those with control of non-domestic premises are required to ensure that a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment is undertaken, and, if you have more than 5 employees, recorded.
A fire risk assessment will look at your workplace and activities to assess the risk of fire occurring and spreading. It will assess the risk to people and property as a result. Your fire risk assessment will also give you information to help eliminate or reduce these risks as appropriate.
A fire risk assessment needs to be kept up to date and should be reviewed regularly – particularly if something changes that could affect fire safety – e.g. alterations to the building, occupancy or content.
The person carrying out the risk assessment should be competent to do so. If you have a small low-risk premises you may be comfortable carrying this out yourself based on guidance available on websites such as HSE. If you feel you do not have the necessary competency or resource, CLK Fire and Safety Compliance LTD can carry out your fire risk assessment for you – and you can be reassured that it has been done competently. Our Fire Risk Assessors all hold level 4 fire safety qualifications and are serving or ex serving firefighters.
Our risk assessment procedure begins with a full tour of your premises. Our team of assessors can then use their years of experience to professionally identify:
- Parties or individuals at risk any hazards within your building or operations
- Ignition sources
- Potential hazards or failings in existing precautions
- Fire safety equipment requirements and quantities
- Emergency escape routes
- Training and signage needs