No matter what industry you work in, every workplace faces the risk of a fire breaking out especially if your premises is based in a shared office complex.
It is the responsibility of the employer to assess the fire risk within the workplace and implement suitable control measures. These measures must not only substantially reduce the risk of a fire breaking out but, also, reduce the damage caused if a fire were to occur.
Our Fire Risk Assessment service provides you with a dedicated consultant who will assess your workplace with an onsite visit and produce a written report of their findings including advice and support on how to make their workplace even safer.
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What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement that assesses potential fire hazards within a workplace. This includes measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire and identify persons at risk.
This has been an expectation of the responsible person since 1st October 2006 when The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 was put in place. Where there are 5 or more employees, a record must be kept of any exceptional findings.
What is the objective of a Fire Risk Assessment?
- Identify fire hazards and any people that are potentially at risk should a fire occur. It is the job of the assessment to reduce those risks.
- Determine the safety measures that are needed.
- Determine management policies that are necessary to ensure the safety of all people in the building
The findings from a fire risk assessment should lead to procedures and precautions being put into place to reduce any risks that are discovered during the assessment. This includes creating an evacuation plan, ensuring the necessary fire safety equipment is in place and training a fire marshal.
Does your business need to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment?
If you have 5 or more employees then your business needs to be compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order no matter what industry you belong to, so most businesses in the UK need to conduct a fire risk assessment as part of that obligation – we would advise all businesses to do so.
By handing this responsibility over to Guardian Support, you will save yourself the time and hassle and can rest assured knowing that the risk of a fire and the safety of your employees has been left in safe hands.
We also provide complete transparency every step of the way so that you are aware of our findings and completely understand the measures that will need to be put in place and how that can be best done.
One of our health and safety consultants will visit your premises and carry out a thorough fire risk assessment and create a report of all findings that are bespoke to your business. This is completed within a matter of days of the assessment, which is an efficiency we pride ourselves on.
Our Fire Risk Assessment Service includes:
- An onsite visit from your dedicated consultants/risk assessors
- Completed fire risk assessment
- Fire risk assessment documentation provided to you both in hard copy and electronically
- Reviewed annually if you remain a client
- Regular updates on health and safety legislation changes via our monthly electronic newsletter
Fire Safety Management Plan
Our health and safety consultants can also develop a comprehensive Fire Safety Management Plan for your business/site to complement the Fire Risk Assessment and help you implement a robust strategy that will keep your workers and visitors safe, and ensure that you are acting in full compliance with current laws.
The Fire Safety Management Plan will be tailored to your business and includes:
- Fire Safety Policy
- Resources for fire safety
- Procedures for fire safety
- Planning (including areas such as evacuation routes, fire drills etc..)
- Recording of processes and maintenance activities
- Monitoring of processes in place
Contact us or call us today on 0845 2626 260 and to further discuss our Fire Safety Services and receive a bespoke quote.
Call us on 0845 262 6260 today and our consultants will thoroughly assess your fire hazards and the control measures you need to put in place.