Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement

Fire kills. In 2004 (England and Wales) fire and rescue services attended over 33,400 fires in non-domestic buildings. These fires killed 38 people and injured over 1,300. Fire costs money. The costs of a serious fire can be high and afterwards many businesses do not reopen. In 2004, the costs as a consequence of fire, including property damage, human casualties and lost business, were estimated at £2.5 billion.

Fire risk assessments

A fire risk assessment is one of the first steps to compliance, it will evaluate your safety provision and advise what you need to do and how to do it …

Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement under the “The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005”, which stipulates a “responsible person” must ensure a fire risk assessment is in place for all premises other than private domestic dwellings. Although, communal areas for blocks of flats would need a fire risk assessment

At…PMAN We are working towards the BAFE SP205 Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment Scheme, we carry out fire risk assessments in line with the latest PAS 79 2020, for many types of premises around the country. We always take a practical approach taking into account your business operations and needs, whilst meeting required standards.

Fire risk assessments are carried out by an experienced fire safety professional who will play a crucial part in ensuring the fire safety of your premises.

What a fire risk assessment covers

A fire risk assessment identifies potential fire risks, and details what physical measures should be in place for your premises such as fire alarms and emergency lighting (which are not always needed), escape routes and fire-resisting partitions. It will also detail what management arrangements you need in place such as fire safety training and fire drills.

Other examples of what a fire risk assessment covers are as follows:

  • Fire hazards
  • Fire prevention
  • Compartmentation
  • Fire detection and alarm systems
  • Smoke control systems
  • Testing and maintenance
  • Records
  • Evacuation plans
  • Fire doors
  • General emergency plans
  • Safety signage

Get in Touch

We can assist you in fulfilling your legal duties and provide comprehensive easy to follow documentation with detailed action plans and follow-up advice. Please get in touch on 0115 9653679.