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As a business or organisation or property owner/manager – you may or may not be aware of the fire requirements for your building. Not everyone has a good understanding of the essential fire safety measures and with stricter rules in place for fire safety – fire risk assessments are highly important. From questions, such as “what is a fire risk assessment and are they needed” – these questions are actually more common than you would think.

Combine this with sometimes difficult to understand information and legislation around your requirements in terms of fire safety – a fire risk assessment is highly important and can really help your business, organisation or property. 

At Acorn Health and Safety – we are one of the leading providers of fire risk assessments in Bristol and the surrounding areas. We work with a number of different clients – ensuring that they have access to all of the information and advice that they require regarding their obligations and requirements in terms of fire safety. 

We regularly undertake fire risk assessments in a wide variety of premises including offices, shops, factories, residential accommodation, meeting places and businesses

Whether you are a landlord seeking an assessment for common areas of a building or a business/organisation requiring an assessment of your premises, we can help.

To arrange for a fire risk assessment in Bristol or across the South West – get in touch with a member of our team of consultants today. You can contact us using an online contact form or by telephoning now. 

 

What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

 

Fire risk assessments will include a summary of our findings/observations and the various action plans that need to be taken if necessary that contains recommendations within your legal duties and best practice. When a fire risk assessment is carried out – a highly qualified expert or consultant visits your site and carries out the assessment. The advantage of doing this is that no stone is left unturned and you are also being advised by an expert that understands your legal requirements and responsibilities. Unfortunately – because of the fact that legislation can be confusing – there are some consultants that are misinformed or may incorrectly report that certain aspects are legal requirements. This is why it’s important to speak to highly reputable and expert consultants such as our team.

 

Do I Need a Fire Risk Assessment?

 

It is a legal requirement to regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises of the workplace (as the responsible person.) If you do not have the expertise or time to carry out the assessment yourself then you can arrange for a professional risk assessor to carry out the risk assessment for you. 

It’s a legal requirement for all blocks of flats including houses that are converted into two or more to have a fire risk assessment however this is only for the communal areas. Property managers, therefore, have an obligation to ensure that these assessments are made and met.

If you are unsure about your requirements or just require highly-qualified advice – you may also want a fire risk assessment just for peace of mind. It’s also a highly creditable indicator that you are taking the risks related to fires seriously and are taking proactive measures to protect people from these risks.

This is why it’s highly recommended to seek the advice of professionals should you be unsure or want to ensure that all of your legal responsibilities and requirements are being met.

To arrange for a fire risk assessment in Bristol or across the South West – get in touch with a member of our team of consultants today. You can contact us using an online contact form or by telephoning now.