CHURCHES FIRE UNDERSTANDS THAT THE FIRST STEP IN IMPLEMENTING ANY FIRE SAFETY SYSTEM IS A FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT
fire risk assessment
Fire Risk Assessments are a legal requirement according to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and this responsibility usually lies with the employer or landlord. We can help you fulfil this obligation and keep you fully compliant.
A fire risk assessment involves considering the risk of a fire breaking out in the building, and the possible effects on the people inside. This risk should be reduced to as low as possible by ensuring there are suitable means for detecting a fire and sufficient systems for tackling and containing the fire. Emergency escape routes and safety signs should be provided and measures taken to ensure routes remain clear.
Once a fire risk assessment is in place, the Chief Fire Officers’ Association suggest annual reviews to be good practice in order to keep the fire risk assessment up to date.
Choosing a Fire Risk Assessor
As a vital part of any organisation’s fire safety system, it is paramount that the fire risk assessment is completed by someone with the correct expertise. Identified risks and hazards require rectification and improvements in order to be compliant.
Most Fire and Rescue services recommend selecting a fire risk assessor registered with a fire industry professional body. Churches Fire can provide you with a fully qualified and highly experienced fire risk assessor – all of our assessors are members of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) or the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). This means you can have peace of mind that your organisation is in safe hands – the risk of fire will be correctly identified, minimised and a plan put in place.
Contact us today to arrange a fire risk assessment and ensure the safety of your employees and customers.GET STARTED