Professional, Comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment Reports
We cover the Midlands including Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Derby, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Luton, Nottingham, Oxford, Worcester, London and Manchester. A ll types of businesses including Offices, Warehouses, Schools, Residential Care Homes, Factories, Public Houses, Hotels, Restaurants, Retail Shops, HMO, s etc
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* Unlimited access to telephone support including totally unbiased advice regarding fire safety equipment including fire alarm systems etc.
* One visit to your premises annually.
* Ensure your business complies with the Fire Safety Law. Fire Risk Assessment ( British Standard Format - PAS 79: 2012 Fire Risk Assessment ) included. This is a legal requirement.
* Easy monthly payments. No long term contract, can be canceled at any time.
* Online Fire Training included annually - Two Fire Marshal, One Fire Extinguisher course and One Basic Fire Training course.
Why use Fire Assessment Services (UK) Ltd?
We are independent Fire Assessors based in Solihull, West Midlands and committed to offering the most comprehensive, professional and personal service. All our clients value the fact that we are always available to offer advice and help whenever needed.
Our Fire Assessors are trained to the highest standard and have years of experience in fire safety and prevention. Our assessors are members of the Institute of Fire Engineers, Institute of Fire Safety Management, Institute of Fire Prevention Officers and NEBOSH and BAFE SP205 Life Fire Risk Assessment accredited.
The Fire Risk Assessment reports are to the highest standard (including PAS 79) being both comprehensive but user friendly.
It is the responsibility of the person with control over premises, to carry out a fire risk assessment to identify any hazards associated with the structure, means of escape, detection and alarm systems, emergency procedures, training and provisions for fighting fires. A fire risk assessment is a formal assessment of the hazards, identifying issues that require attention to reduce the likelihood of a fire and to ensure that in the event of a fire, everyone can leave the building in plenty of time to reach a place of safety .We will carry out an assessment of your premises, processes and systems to determine the likely risk of fire and make recommendations to reduce or eliminate the risk. In carrying out this assessment, we will refer to legislation, guidance and British Standards, including:
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Building Regulations 2000 - Approved Document B, Fire Safety
BS5588-11: Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings. For more information on our Fire Risk Assessment reports click here .
You will find our fees the most competitive in the industry for the quality, scope and content of the report.
Do I need a Fire Risk Assessment?
The answer is most probably yes. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 makes it compulsory by law for every business, even if you have only one employee, to carry out a Fire Risk Assessments. If you employ five or more people you are required by law to be able to produce a written Fire Risk Assessment on demand.
Charity or voluntary organizations, contractors with a degree of control over any premises and landlords or managing agents of properties in multiple occupation (HMO, s) will all require a Fire Risk Assessment. A Fire Risk Assessment is NOT optional it is obligatory by law.
Who is the 'Responsible Person'?
The Order says that the 'Responsible Person' who is usually defined by the legislation as the employer, has to undertake a Fire Risk Assessment. If your organization employs five or more people you have to record the findings of your assessment. A Responsible Person is defined nearly always being the employer, where there is one, though it can include other individuals too. If you share a building with other organizations, the responsibility may be shared among several people. If you have responsibility for the other people in your organization, it is safe to assume you will be the Responsible Person, even if others are too. The responsibilities are
Who is the Competent Person ?
This could be an employee or an outside Fire Assessor consultant. Competence is demonstrated through sufficient training, experience and knowledge. A Competent Person must be appointed to carry out Fire Fighting duties (where appropriate), contact the Emergency Services, and assist in evacuations.
What if I do not have a Fire Risk Assessment?
The purpose of our Fire Risk Assessment report is to make you aware of the required fire safety measures you may have to implement to ensure that all people on your premises are safe and you fully comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 there are three relevant notices that can be served on you should you receive a visit from the Fire Brigade, these are; an enforcement notice, an alterations notice and a prohibition notice.
What is an Enforcement notice?
An enforcement notice is a document which is sent to the responsible person from a fire authority stating that the enforcing authority (fire service) is of the opinion that the responsible person or any other person as is applicable has failed to comply with any provision of the Fire Safety Order 2005 or of any regulations made under it.
What is an Alterations notice?
An alterations notice is a document which is sent to the responsible person from a fire authority stating that the enforcing authority (the fire and rescue service) is of the opinion that the premises constitute, or may constitute, a risk to relevant persons if a change is made to them or the use to which they are put. The notice must state that the enforcing authority is of the above opinion, and, specify the matters which constitute such a risk. Where a notice has been served the responsible person must notify the enforcing authority of any proposed changes.
What is a Prohibition notice?
If the enforcing authority is of the opinion that use of premises involves or will involve a risk to relevant persons so serious that use of the premises ought to be prohibited or restricted.
Could my insurance cover be effected?
Insurance companies will expect you to ensure your premises comply with the fire regulations. The last thing you would want is any problems with a claim should the worst occur
There are potentially very stringent penalties for none compliance with the Regulatory Reform Order such as very high fines and imprisonment.
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