Our health and safety team includes an array of experienced fire risk assessors, who help organisations of all sizes to protect their employees and satisfy their fire safety obligations.
It is a legal requirement for every commercial premises to conduct a fire risk assessment. This helps to ensure that any potential fire risks are identified and addressed, reducing the risk of a fire breaking out and endangering life and property in the process.
Fire risk assessments should always be supported with the introduction of relevant protective measures, including training for anybody with fire safety responsibilities within the organisation.
What is a fire risk assessment?
A fire risk assessment is a thorough review undertaken by a qualified professional, which assesses the fire risk level within a building or commercial premises. The fire risk assessor will then formulate recommendations to make the building safer if required.
In most cases, this will be recorded in a written document, although this is not essential if there are less than five occupants regularly using the building. However, having a written report makes it easier for recommendations to be reported and acted upon going forward.
The fire risk assessment needs to be reviewed every 12 months after the original assessment is done, with a new assessment carried out every five years.
A new fire risk assessment should also be carried out if the building’s purpose, structure, or layout has substantially changed. The same requirement applies if the number of occupants has increased.
What’s included in a fire risk assessment?
Whether or not the findings and recommendations are carried out, a fire risk assessment needs to include two distinct parts.
The first part is the actual review, during which the premises will be assessed against several fire risk criteria.
The second part of the assessment is a list of requirements that need to be acted upon. These will help to ensure that the building is fully compliant with fire safety measures, while achieving maximum fire risk reduction.
On-site Fire Risk Assessment
AHR Consultants provide an On-site Fire Risk Assessment, which is delivered by one of our experienced Fire Safety Consultants. This service includes a full assessment of the fire safety risks in your workplace, taking into account your unique operational requirements and sector risks.
We then record our findings in writing and provide you with recommendations on how to manage these risks. For instance, this might include comprehensive fire safety training for your organisation.
After sharing our findings and recommendations, we will then advise you on implementing any changes.
Fire Safety and Awareness Training
By providing Fire Safety and Awareness Training, you can equip your team with the skills and knowledge required to meet your statutory obligations and avoid major fire safety incidents.
AHR Consultants specialise in providing Fire Safety and Awareness Training, with content tailored to the individual needs of your organisation.
Our course modules cover all the necessary theoretical and legal elements of fire safety, as well as practical techniques for evacuation and minimising risk. Our training ensures that everyone at your workplace understands why fire safety is important, as well as what’s required of them to ensure it is managed correctly.
Explore our services below to see how we can help you to create a safer and more compliant workplace, with each option customisable to suit your needs and budget. If you would like to receive immediate support with a fire-related query, call us today on 0345 076 2288 or send us an email.