A fire risk assessment offers fire safety regulations for buildings in the UK. They are something that must be completed to keep you, your staff and customers safe and to understand what may cause a fire and how to deal with a risk that is found during the assessment.
There are stages to a fire risk assessment, these stages encapsulate what a fire risk assessment is for, and the outcome of the findings, they typical follow this structure:
This is essentially when we will talk about the business fire risk assessment, we’ll find out what kind of business it is, the size and set a date to visit your site.
Secondly, we will conduct a physical commercial fire risk assessment of your property. This will allow for our skilled team of inspectors to investigate your space and identify any fire hazards; these hazards may look like flammable materials or electrical faults.
This is the stage in which we assess the effectiveness of the safety measures your property has in place and generate a detailed report on the findings. This allows you to follow suggested recommendations and improvements to make your space compliant with UK fire regulations and to keep your property safe.
Is a Commercial Fire Risk Assessment a Legal Requirement?
Yes, it is a legal requirement in the UK to be fire safety compliant. In fact, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) requires that for a premises, business fire risk assessment must be carried out and thus the responsible person should implement the recommendations to keep everybody safe.
Why To Choose Us for a Fire Risk Assessment on Commercial Property
At Kiasu Fire & Security, we are passionate about what we do. Our specialists are always ready to help keep you and your business safe from preventative measures like fire alarms and a commercial fire risk assessment, to reactive services if emergency strikes like fire alarm monitoring.
Whatever it is, we have you covered. Simply get in touch with us today to find out how we can help take the weight off your shoulders and get your property compliant with fire safety.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Often Do I Need a Fire Risk Assessment?
There isn’t an exact pin-point on how often you require a risk assessment, however you should aim to review it at least annually if there haven’t been significant changes.
Nonetheless businesses are constantly evolving and growing, if you happen to be one of those businesses and you’ve made changes to your space then it is important to have your fire risk assessment updated.
Think about things like storage or electricals, if there are things that have changed, are damaged or look like a fire hazard, it is always good to get an expert opinion to ensure the safety of your building and that your business is compliant with fire safety regulations.
What Are the 4 Types of Fire Risk Assessment?
In the UK, there are primarily four types of Fire Risk Assessments, these outline the typical structure of each.
- General Fire Risk Assessment: This assessment is to find out the overall fire risk of the premises and identifies solutions to mitigate those risks.
- Specific Fire Risk Assessment: This focuses on specific fire hazards or processes within the premises including the likes of storage or hazardous machinery for instance.
- Workplace Fire Risk Assessment: This evaluates fire risks related to the workplace environment, including the likes of fire exits, emergency procedures, and staff training.
- Building Fire Risk Assessment: This assesses the fire risks associated with the building itself, considering its construction, layout, and fire safety systems that are in place already.
What Are the 4 C’s in Risk Assessment?
The “4 C’s” in Risk Assessment refer to the key steps involved in conducting a thorough assessment of risks, these include:
- Characterising the Hazard
- Control Measures
- Continual Monitoring and Review
These steps are essential for effectively identifying, assessing, and managing fire risks in the workplace, helping to prevent fires and protect lives and property.