Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement according to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This essential audit is tailored to the risks involved in your business. It is a detailed review of how fires in your building should be prevented, detected and contained; and how people would get to safety, which is very important for businesses that attract or are responsible for large groups of people like care homes, hotels, schools and venues.
Producing a fire risk assessment is a skilled job demanding professional knowledge and judgement. The document forms the basis of all your fire safety plans including any evacuation. The aim of a fire risk assessment is to eliminate or minimise the risk of fire to your business by ensuring there are suitable means for fire detection and sufficient systems for tackling and containing a fire. Emergency escape routes and safety signs should be provided and the appropriate fire equipment in place, such as alarms, sprinklers and extinguishers.
It is best practice and recommended by the Chief Fire Officer’s Association to have an annual review of your fire risk assessment to keep it up-to-date and maintain compliance.
Who is it for?
Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement and the responsibility to comply usually lies with the employer or landlord. Undertaking a fire risk assessment is the first step in implementing any fire safety system for your business. Our involvement is to help you fulfil your obligation and keep you compliant with fire safety law.
Benefits of using Benfield Fire Safety
Benfield Fire Safety’s risk assessors are fully-qualified and members of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) and the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE). Our team has more than 25 years experience of spotting and dealing with fire hazards and creating effective fire evacuation drills. This means we take your fire risk assessment beyond a box-ticking exercise and consider the risks that other assessors might miss; keeping your business safe and legally compliant.
Our fire risk assessments are available digitally using cloud-based technology, so you can access your live fire records from anywhere and at any time. This is so that in a real fire emergency you can gain access to your crucial documents, even if you cannot get into your building.
You can rest assured that Benfield Fire Safety has the expertise and delivery to correctly identify and minimise your risk of fire, and have an effective plan in place to tackle any fire emergency.
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