A Fire Risk Assessment is a process involving the systematic evaluation of the factors that determine the hazard from fire, the likelihood that there will be a fire, and the consequences if one were to occur.
Fire Risk Assessments are a legal requirement for ALL UK businesses, regardless of size. However, if you employ five or more people it must be documented and available for inspection. Failure to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment can lead to heavy fines, and, in the worst cases, imprisonment.
Legislation requires that all business owners must:
Identify the fire hazards within the business premises
Identify people at risk in and around the business premises
Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks
Record the findings, prepare an emergency plan, and provide fire safety training
Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.
Once a qualified and highly trained AFC assessor has completed your assessment, you will receive a comprehensive written report, which details all findings. But, most importantly, it will highlight the 'Significant Findings', making it really simple to understand what and where the deficiencies are. The report also provides you with step by step guidance on what you need to do to comply with current legislation.
A comprehensive Fire Safety Training Course at your own premises, which enables you to meet your legal obligations, and to protect staff and property under current Fire Safety Regulations.
Buildings are compartmentalised to delay the spread of fire from one area to another. These are usually linked by fire doors, allowing the flow of traffic around the building.
Passive Fire Protection is a term used to describe the parts of a building or structure that provide a barrier to fire, containing and slowing the rate at which it spreads.