A compliant and up to date fire risk assessment is essential to ensure that your employees, or anyone who uses your building, are kept safe from the dangers of fire. This could include service users, contractors, visitors, and more. It should also be remembered that completing this assessment is a legal requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
We appreciate that maintaining fire safety can be challenging for managers and directors, which is why our experienced H&S Consultants are dedicated to helping them manage it.
Whether you currently enjoy the benefits of our HR and H&S Retainer Packages, or are simply looking to conduct a one-off fire risk assessment for your organisation, we can help you to attain peace of mind in this critical area.
What does our Fire Risk Assessment Service include?
Creating or reviewing a fire risk assessment with AHR Consultants begins with an on-site visit from one of our experienced Fire Safety Consultants. During this visit, we will complete a full assessment of the fire safety risks within your workplace, factoring in any considerations that are unique to your organisation or sector.
All stages of this assessment are recorded in writing, providing you with a list of fire hazards, those at risk and a prioritized action plan.
Using our findings from this assessment, we will make recommendations for how to manage these risks, offering comprehensive protection against the dangers of fire. This could include the recommendation of a bespoke fire safety training course for your organisation.
Once we have assisted you in creating a safer working environment, you will receive our continued support with reminders of when your fire risk assessment is due for review. We can then advise you where necessary on any changes in guidance.
Do I need a Fire Risk Assessment?
As outlined on the UK government website, employers could receive unlimited fines or up to two years in prison for failing to adhere to fire safety regulations.
Having a compliant and up to date fire risk assessment plays an essential role in following these regulations, which is why our team are dedicated to providing them within organisations.
As mentioned above, our fire risk assessment service can be included within our HR and H&S Retainer Packages, which further reiterates their importance to every type of organisation. We can also help you to create a fire risk assessment, or review an existing one, as part of a standalone service.
Why choose AHR Consultants for Fire Risk Support?
Since 2007, we have established a highly experienced team of HR and H&S Consultants, who work tirelessly to provide comprehensive support and training to organisations across the UK.
During this time, our expertise has allowed us to develop a service offering which specialises in delivering peace of mind to managers and directors.
Our health and safety team have supported organisations of all types and sizes, from offices and factories to care homes and schools. This broad range of experience gives us a distinct advantage over other providers, allowing us to deliver a truly bespoke service to every one of our clients.
Looking for support with fire risk assessments? Call us today on 0345 076 2288 or contact us using the form below.
What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
A fire risk assessment is a review of a building to understand the potential fire risk and what can be done to make the premises safer. The fire risk assessment is not usually written down if there are less than 5 people regularly in the building.
However, it is recommended that the assessment is prepared in document form so it can be referred back to when carrying out recommendations.
The importance of Fire Risk Assessments
As a business owner, employer, manager, or landlord, you have a legal duty to ensure that your premises are fire safe. If you employ five or more people, you are required by law to have a written fire risk assessment.
Not only is a fire risk assessment a legal requirement, it is also critical in minimising the likelihood of a fire outbreak. By identifying potential risks and hazards and taking steps to address the issues, you’ll be doing everything in your power to prevent them from happening.
Why is it important to prepare for a fire?
Having a fire prevention plan can significantly minimise the amount of fire damage if one breaks out, while helping to prevent fires from starting in the first place.
Fire procedures in the workplace allow your staff to know what they should be doing in a safe, organised manner. The plan also documents the procedure for calling the fire brigade, where emergency equipment is stored and the details of any dedicated first aiders.
What are the advantages of fire prevention?
Fire risk assessments and fire regulations at work are important for a number of reasons.
- Employee safety – The biggest advantage of fire safety in the workplace is to protect employees. Your staff are the driving force of your business and need to be protected
- A legal duty – It is the legal duty of the responsible person of any commercial property to have workplace fire safety training. By training all staff and putting reasonable prevention measures in place, you’re showing you’re dedicated to protecting your team and minimising fire risk
- Improved culture – Learning about fire safety in the workplace builds trust and improves communication amongst employees, which helps to create a safer company culture
How can AHR Consultants help you to manage your fire responsibilities?
AHR Consultants offer tailored support for fire risk assessments, fire safety policies, and training.
Fire Safety training can be held as an Open Course at our Rugby office, or on-site at your business if required. We also offer health and safety support packages to ensure you stay compliant, tailored to your company size and budget.