FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS IN Brighton & Sussex FROM Hove TO CRAWLEY
Every company should have a management process at hand in regards of fire and safety and should train and inform all employees of the arrangements. FSS is a distinguished company that is BAFE accredited, ISO 9001 certified and members of IFEDA ensuring we deliver premier we deliver premier fire safety solutions and requirements such as fire risk assessments, training and extinguishers.
For more information in regards of the Fire Safety Order 2005 please look at the following Government RRO Legislation link.
We have qualified IFE professional fire risk assessors located in all parts of Brighton and Hove, we also offer our services across the UK including London, Birmingham and Portsmouth who can conduct your fire risk assessment on your behalf. Save your energy worrying about the possibility of a fire and the liability you have to ensure fires do not occur. Call us now for a no obligation quote.
FSS PROVIDING FIRE SAFETY SOLUTIONS ACROSS BRIGHTON & THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES OF THE UK
We operate within Brighton and surrounding cities and towns in Sussex such as Hove, Crawley, Chichester and many more. Our aim as a business is to provide our Brighton and Sussex based clients with comprehensive fire action plans, certification, fire safety equipment and extinguishers to protect their business.
With Brighton being a leading city for various business sectors in the UK with a healthy forecast of business growth it is imperative to have the correct fire safety solutions. FSS is on hand to offer excellent fire safety solution servicing, our experts support companies with fire safety training and we can also provide equipment such as extinguishers.
FSS South is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited company with full IFEDA membership and are BAFE accredited company. We can help SME’s to large corporations in Brighton with professional, informative and friendly service at all times.
WHAT IS A FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT?
Fire risk assessment is an inspection and evaluation of numerous factors that identify potential hazards from fire, to the possibility of a fire. The documentation is a record of the inspection and should be undertaken by a qualified fire professional with the relevant experience. This should give you advisories to aid and improve measures you need to prevent fires. All documentation compiled should be in accordance with the ‘Fire Safety Order 2005’ that became mandatory since 2006. The law dictates that a fire risk assessment should be done by a competent person. If you have five or more employees you must have this documentation. Fire risk assessments are deemed as a legal requirement and if you fail to comply you would be committing a criminal offence.
The process is a systematic evaluation that analyses the conditions of your work and fire safety security that should be undertaken in accordance with the type of work you are involved with. The core areas to examine within your company are as follows.
|1.Fire Prevention (Domestic – Housekeeping, Storage, Smoking, Heating and Electricity, Flammable and Combustible substances)|
|2.Communication (Detectors, Alarms, Signs, Emergency lighting)|
|3.Escape (Escape routes, Escape plans, Drills, Vulnerable occupants)|
|4.Confinement (Fire Doors, Fire stopping devices, Smoke dampers)|
|Fire suppression (Portable and fixed firefighting equipment i.e extinguishers and training)|
|6.Training, Drills, Testing, Maintenance (Current status and required improvements)|
These are the main fire safety groups and they are all intertwined, there are a range of calculations that should be undertaken to a satisfactory standard for each group guidelines. This should be evaluating current systems and how to improve them, thinking of potential hazards, and protection of your employees health and the endangerment of the workplace. Each system and the category it is within should be listed in relation to a current risk and we recommend creating checklists. If you have identified a risk, you should record the level of risk, and then you should put together an action plan to negate the risk moving forward. You then should implement a plan that summarizes what improvements need to take place and you should formulate a time scale on when the changes should be made.
The Fire Safety Order also insists you record the maintenance of systems you put in place and create a chronological testing plan to ensure your current systems do not become invalid. We recommend that you train employees and give them appropriate fire safety awareness on how to use fire extinguishers and evacuation procedures. If you have an employee in mind and what them to become a trained fire warden please feel free to see our fire safety awareness courses.
Whether you own a company, are a landlord or an occupier of a business within a non-domestic property and you are the responsible person and it is your job to provide fire safety. In the eyes of the law if you fail to put appropriate measures in place in accordance with the Fire Safety Order 2005 you may be prosecuted. Having a risk assessment is a legal obligation and must be conducted by a competent person.
It is imperative that you revise the calculations of your plans in accordance with your findings from your fire risk assessment. Our advice is that you review your assessment on a regular basis (annually) and make sure you maintain the systems that have been implemented. If you have never had a fire risk assessment or have had a fire risk assessment some time ago we are able to help you. Our risk assessors are all members of the Institute of Fire Engineers and all have achieved a minimum of GIFireE standing. With accreditations and experience our fire risk assessors will give you genuine advice when surveying your premises in accordance with PAS 79 regulatory standards legislation.
After the initial risk assessment survey at your premises you will be provided with documentation of your fire risk assessment. You will be required to present your documents if you encounter a spot visit from a fire officer. If the responsible person fails to supply a fire risk assessment it is an offence and may be issued with an enforcement notice. Insurance companies will require all clients to adhere to the Fire Safety Order 2005, if you wish to make a claim in the occurrence of damages due to a fire.
Once you have been supplied with the fire risk assessment report FSS South can assist with remedial works, emergency plans and training and any advice that you may require.
It is a legal obligation and responsibility for the responsible person to ensure the safety and security of their employees and the buildings associated with the company. It is also their job to ensure alarms, extinguishers and emergency lighting are tested on a regular basis and form part of a maintenance programme.
The fire authorities have statutory duty of enforcing compliance in correspondence with current regulations and they can serve you a notice. There is no smoke without fire and the penalties for not having a risk assessment under the current legislation will result in serious disruptions for your company. In some case fines are issued or in exceptional circumstances can lead to prosecution that can consequently lead to imprisonment.
It is essential to that you ensure the security and safety of your employees, visitors or the emergency services.