Fire Risk Assessments are a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Article 9 and if you have potentially explosive or hazardous areas or handle flammable liquids or gases you may also need a DSEAR (Dangerous Substances Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) assessment.
If you employ 5 or more people and/or your business operates under a licence you should have a record of your assessment available, up to date and ready for inspection by an Enforcement Officer from the Fire and Rescue Service. Your Fire Risk Assessment forms a key part of your Fire Safety management and is a base for ensuring you are as safe as possible and have taken steps to control and reduce the risk of fire in your workplace.
Statistics show many buinesses struggle to recover from a fire and many fail shortly after. It is true to say many fires are caused by simple preventable circumstances which an effective Fire Risk Assessment could have helped to prevent.
We have carried out Fire Risk Assessments in a variery of buildings and industry sectors from small shops to Chemical Processing, Food Industries and The Government. We receive excellent feedback from our clients who bring us in to conduct and review their assessments time and again.
Our in house Fire Risk Assessor uses the approved PAS79 Methodology which is the approved British Standard for carrying out Fire Risk Assessments. Sam is fully qualified in Fire Safety and Risk Management and is also a member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), The Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM), The Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE), The Fire Priotection Assosciation (FPA) and is registered under the IFSM CFRAR competency scheme.
Our assessments are comprehensive, easy to understand and implement. In addition our customers receive lifetime free support and advice.
Once complete the assessment is a "live" document meaning that it can be updated as circumstances change.
Being thorough and producing a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment is key. During the assessment we analyse the fire resistance of your premises, the means of escape, who is at risk and how, training and information, fire management, maintenance and inspection to name just a few. Once the assessment is complete an action plan is drawn up which highlights any remedial actions required in order to comply with the law and to reduce the risk of fire.
DSEAR assessments analyse the properties of the substances in use (powders, liquids and gases) and how these materials could cause a fire or explosion and the safety measures which need to be implimeted. Assessments are carried out in line with the DSEAR 2002 requirements and just like a Fire Risk Assessment a comprehensive report and support is provided. Diesel is now encompassed in DSEAR so if you have a bulk storage on site, you'll need an assessment.
For a free no obligation consultation and quote contact us now. An example report is available for inspection to demonstrate the size and quality of the inspections we conduct. Reports are supplied as PDF and hard copy.
Our Engineers and Risk Assessor are not commission led meaning your report will always be impartial.
Fire Risk, DSEAR and MEIRA Assessments