Fire And Your Business

The latest Government figures show that in 2004 there were nearly 40,000 commercial fires. Imagine a fire that destroys your business and property. Some people think that insurance will cover the damage - it seldom does and the average cost is around 44,000 according to the Governments latest figures. Many businesses never recover from fire damage and you could be held responsible for what has happened.

FIRE LEGISLATION AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU

Have you, either as an employer or through a nominated 'responsible person', carried out a fire risk assessment under the current Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005? If there are five or more people employed in your workplace, a licence under an enactment is in force or an enforcement notice has been served, you should have made a written record of that fire risk assessment and have taken into account:

If not then we would strongly advise you to read on.

Did you know that the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect on 1 October 2006 and means that you or the 'responsible person' in your establishment should have already carried out a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment? You or the nominated 'responsible person' is responsible and accountable for all of the current fire precautions in your workplace, whether they conform to the legislation or not. This legislation places the responsibility for managing the fire risk onto the employer in a workplace, the person who has control of the building or the owner of the building.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW FIRE SAFETY LEGISLATION

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all premises (except domestic) and requires the employer (responsible person) to carry out a fire risk assessment, provide an emergency plan and appropriate staff training. Fire Certificates issued under the Fire Precautions Act 1971 will no longer be valid and are automatically cancelled under this new legislation. The responsibility for making sure a fire will not put lives at risk will rest with the 'responsible person'. Defined under the legislation, this person will have to decide if they or a member of staff have the necessary knowledge and experience to do a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment or whether they need the help of experts like Flamerisk Safety Solutions Ltd.

Flamerisk can help you to deal with this legislation in a number of ways.

Flamerisk Safety Solutions Ltd. has a proven track record and a network of Associates throughout the country. They are all highly trained and experienced in the field of fire operations, fire engineering and fire safety. They have all served in the UK Fire Services and are experienced at delivering these services both in the UK and other countries. Our risk assessors are registered formally with the renowned professional body, The Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM).

Flamerisk Safety Solutions Ltd. is able to provide:

FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS

We will assess your risks from fire and provide a suitable action plan for you to follow so that you conform to the current legislation. We will provide you with an appropriate Emergency Plan to ensure safe actions are taken should a fire emergency occur.

FIRE SAFETY POLICIES

We can provide you with a structured and cost effective 'Fire Safety Policy' for your premises which will assist in effectively managing and monitoring all fire related matters.

FIRE TRAINING FOR STAFF AND MANAGEMENT

We can deliver 'in house' fire training to your staff, including management training that is tailored to the needs of your premises, thereby ensuring you are compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and associated regulations. Our courses include Fire Safety Awareness, Fire Wardens and Fire Marshals, and if you have already acquired audit skills, we can offer you and your colleagues our acclaimed Fire Risk Assessment Course run over two days which will qualify you to be able to carry out your own fire risk assessments. Our main courses are accredited and approved by the internationally famous Institution of Fire Engineers and Institute of Fire Safety Managers and all our Associates including myself are members of these professional bodies.

OTHER FIRE RELATED SERVICES

We can provide any of these services:

  1. Fire safety and fire safety engineering,
  2. Regulation and litigation issues relating to fire and fire safety,
  3. Interpretation of fire law and regulations
  4. Negotiation with local authorities and fire services,
  5. Fire investigation.
  6. Fire and fire safety training (practical and management based) including evacuation etc. Bespoke fire safety training can be provided if required.
  7. Fire safety, emergency and recovery planning.
  8. Post fire surveys and audits.
  9. Building surveying including passive fire protection measures.
  10. Personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs) for disabled people including management emergency plans and evacuation strategies for disabled people.
  11. Training for PEEPs for professionals.