Fire Risk Assessments

Looking for a compliant, high quality, cost effective Fire Risk Assessment?

Active Fire Safety provide high quality fire risk assessments that will assist you in achieving compliance with fire Safety legislation. During the fire risk assessment process we carry out a detailed survey of the physical, procedural and managerial aspects of fire safety. On completion of the onsite risk assessment you will be provided with a detailed report and prioritised action plan that will clearly identify any fire safety deficiencies, it will also clearly state the severity of the deficiency and what exactly is required to achieve the correct standards. We do not believe in the practice of using generic phrases such as ‘emergency and escape lighting not in accordance with BS5266’ as this does not help the customer to rectify the findings’

Although we are based in Telford, Shropshire we are regularly called upon to provide services throughout Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcester, Gloucester and the West Midlands our clients include, hospitals, hotels, shops, restaurants and industrial units. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with a service that is specific to their needs and have the ability to turnaround requests in a short time frame.

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Why choose Active Fire Safety?

  • We have highly experienced fire risk assessors who are registered on professional body risk assessor’s registers
  • Our quality fire risk assessments are accepted and endorsed by numerous Fire Authorities
  • We provided structured action plans that clearly identify risk priorities
  • We have carried out fire risk assessments in many different types of premises
  • We can offer assistance with the actioning of significant findings in the most cost effective way
  • We offer reduced fees for ongoing risk assessment reviews to ensure you remain compliant with the fire legislation
  • If the Fire Authority wish to carry out an audit of your premises we will be available to support you throughout the process
  • We have a reputation for providing for a fast, reliable, cost effective quality service

Our fire risk assessments are carried out by fire safety specialists using PYRAMID™ web based software this combination ensures you get a risk assessment that is specific to your needs and not a generic fire risk assessment that is potentially not suitable. We have numerous question sets to suit different types of premises and if at quotation stage it is identified that a bespoke question set needs to be developed to suit your premises this can be done with very little cost impact to ensure the fire risk assessment is suitable and sufficient for your premises.

The fire risk assessment system provides the facility to:

  • Create a fire risk assessment template specific to your operational and legislation requirements.
  • Provides the customer with a fully automated report of the findings and a prioritised action plan
  • Is web based therefore gives the opportunity for the customer to have live access to the fire risk assessment which in turn allows the customer to:
    • Keep track of significant findings
    • Have reminders sent when actions are overdue
    • Browse what individual locations have done, or are in the process of doing
    • Drill down to individual locations activities to interrogate detail if required
    • Input remedial action taken following the fire risk assessment, this provides a truly comprehensive record of what the failings were what was required and what action was taken.

The system WON’T let you FORGET!

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Responsible Person must carry out a Fire Risk Assessment and act upon its findings

A Fire Safety Risk Assessment is a structured look at your premises, an evaluation of potential risks, how to deal with them and what action is required to make it safe. Areas covered by the Fire Risk Assessment include the identification of Ignition sources, sources of fuel, checking that there is adequate means of escape, fire detection, and firefighting equipment.

Fire Safety Risk Assessments should follow the 5 key steps:

  • Identify the fire hazards
  • Identify people at risk
  • Evaluating the risks
  • Record your findings
  • Review and revise

Providing the premises have been built and maintained in accordance with building regulations and is of normal risk or lower, this should be a simple matter without significant expenditure. However if the premises are not in accordance with the building regulations or is of higher risk, further guidance and action will be necessary, depending on the complexity, size, occupancy and consequential risks.

The Responsible Person can enlist the help of other persons who have the necessary experience or skills to assist him this person is known as a Competent Person he/she needs to have sufficient experience or training with regard to the problems they are assisting with.

The Fire Risk Assessment is a continuous, live process and must be monitored and audited, it should be reviewed and revised with any structural and material changes to the premises and any changes to processes carried out, the introduction of additional Ignition sources, increased fire loading or building alterations. The Fire Safety Risk Assessment should be reviewed with any significant changes to staff and occupancy, and following any “near miss” or incidence of Fire. Any change could lead to new hazards and risks needing to be considered Fire Risk Assessment should be programmed for review at intervals not exceeding twelve months.

There are many base templates available for Fire Safety Risk Assessments however they are not always suitable for specific usage. Activate Fire Safety can provide consultants to carry out a premises survey and create a written Fire Risk Assessment tailored to your specific requirements. This is done in consultation with the Responsible Person. We will be able to give advice on any adverse findings and also arrange annual re-checking and ad-hoc updates.
As part of carrying out a Fire Safety Risk Assessment it may be necessary to develop a written Emergency Plan the purpose of an Emergency Plan is to ensure that the people in your premises know what to do if there is a fire and that the premises can be safely evacuated. If you or your organisation employ five or more people or your premises are licensed or an alterations notice requiring it is in force, then details of your Emergency Plan must be recorded.

Fire Plan that consists of a scaled drawing of the premises is also highly desirable and if drawn to a scale of 1:50 or 1:100 would be considered ideal. Fire safety features such as fire fighting equipment, fire exit signage and alarm manual call point locations along with the exit routes and any service isolation locations should super imposed onto the drawing.

The Fire Risk Assessment endeavours to identify hazards, risks and control measures associated with a premises/building, and to identify the significant findings and the Relevant Persons at risk from them. The Responsible Person and/or their Representative should ensure that this is achieved. It should be noted that it is the responsibility of the Responsible Person and/or their Representative to implement any required actions identified by the Fire Safety Risk Assessment.

The Responsible Person and/or their Representative should note that nothing within the Fire Risk Assessment overrides any requirements needed to comply with statutory obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 and all associated revisions and regulations, approved codes of practice and statutory warning notices from Fire Service Inspectors and Enforcement Officers.

The Fire Safety Risk Assessment does not override, where appropriate, the application requirements for Building Control, Local Authority, Licensing and any other consent.

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if you prefer you can call us on: 01952 252205 or 07790 146847 to discuss your requirements