Fire risk assessments are required to be carried out by law to ensure that the risks associated with fire are minimised in non-domestic premises. This typically means workplaces, but can also include common areas of premises provided by a Landlord.
As is regularly portrayed in the news, the effects from fire can be devastating and rapid, with fires able to reach an uncontrollable level in a matter of only minutes. This is why anyone who is in charge of, or has control of a non domestic building, should undertake a fire risk assessment.
Not everyone would have the necessary skills, knowledge or experience to do this, which is where we at Acorn Health & Safety can help. Our fire risk assessors have the competence to examine any passive and active fire prevention systems that are in place, they can offer an unbiased view of the effectiveness of those systems, and produce an action plan providing recommendations in respect of legal requirements, best practice, and day to day checks and inspections recommended considering the nature, use and occupancy of a customers’ premises.
We are primarily health and safety specialists with knowledge of what health and safety law requires. This has enabled us to help clients to ascertain for example, what is required from fire door installations, to contain heat and prevent the spread of smoke, where smoke detectors and Co2 detectors should be placed by relevant landlords, and how customers’ premises can best be maintained to enable people to get out easily and safely in an emergency situation.
It can be difficult to differentiate between what is legally required, is recommended by published standards or is common industry practice. We can help to demystify these elements and also give impartial advice and recommendation to improve fire safety in your workplace or premises and to ensure that our customers have support, guidance and, of course, are able to operate within the law.
To book your Fire Risk Assessment call us on 0117 958 2070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org