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Surefire Safety provides clear and practical recommendations, based upon current legislative requirements and your specific circumstances and needs.
Our surveyors are experienced and have practical knowledge of the dangers of fire and are used to working in a wide variety of premises, including healthcare, schools, colleges, police stations and listed buildings. They have worked in the Fire Service, been educated at Moreton in Marsh Fire Service College and held very senior roles as Fire Safety And Emergency Planning Officers in several prestigious NHS Trust Foundations.
Do I need a fire risk assessment?
understanding the Regulatory Reform Order
Fire Safety Law changed in October 2006 with the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This new legislation placed an emphasis on risk assessment; it is a requirement of the Fire Safety Order that all 'responsible persons' carry out a fire risk assessment of their premises in order to ensure the safety of all employees and other 'relevant persons'.
To be legally compliant a Fire Risk Assessment must follow (PAS) 79 specification.
The guidelines apply to you if you are:
- Responsible for a business premises, block of apartments or a house of multiple occupation (HMO)
- In a licensed property
- A charity or voluntary organisation
- A contractor with control over a premises
- Premises and buildings open to the public
- Churches, and any associated parts of the property
- Care homes, medical facilities, private practices where the public attend
- Premises with paying guests, restaurants, clubs, etc
We can help by providing guidance to
- Ensure that your Fire risk assessment report is up to date is annually reviewed by a competent person
- Confirm Fire safety equipment is regularly checked and maintained and logged
- Confirm all fire escape routes are kept clear, have the correct signage, final exits are clearly shown and fire doors are fitted and legal.
- Confirm that any staff have been and are regularly trained in basic fire safety/that visitors are informed
- Ensure that areas of fire risk developing are suitably contained and there are no breaches
Your risk assessment report
The report will cover the following aspects.
- Fire safety compliance on your premises
- Servicing of equipment, access and escape routes
- Emergency Lighting
- Fire Wardens
- Risk Assessments
- Storage and Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
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Whether your already occupy a building or are planning to do so, a proper fire risk assessment and fire safety strategy are very important.
We can help you on many levels, with fire safety audits, building fire safety strategy plans and fire control management.
Building owners and occupants need professional guidance on the different levels of fire risk that are in a building. Fire risk assessment are beneficial and clearly layout the actions that must be taken in order to address these issues.
in doing so, the business owners/responsible person will ensure the building is in compliance and there is a reduced risk of further enforcement actions by the regulating authorities.
Fire Safety Audits
Fire safety management is essential because it helps to protect property, lives, the environment and the workplace. Fires can have a long-lasting, negative impact on property and can affect a company’s reputation, insurance costs and profitability.
However, business owners who choose to utilise the services of a fire safety company will have access to a team of experts who are trained to help clients make the best decisions on ensuring fire safety whilst being more proactive in managing risks.
Fire Safety Design
With fire safety design, there are several components that are used when creating the design to minimise loss of life and property. These components are:
Fire Management Systems
A fire management system consists of a detailed plan for fire safety management. It combines all of the documentation an owner/responsible person will need in one place. A system for fire management can include:
- Strategy for fire protection and installation of a fire alarm system
- An evacuation plan
- Strategy to control smoke and fire with compartmentalisation.
- Strategy to fight fire on the premises with associated training