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Fire Risk Assessment Hertfordshire

In addition to fire safety installation and maintenance, Fire Guard Services also provides a full fire risk assessment service. These are carried out by our professional in-house risk assessors throughout Hertfordshire.

A fire risk assessment is a methodical and thorough fire safety assessment of your premises and the activities that you carry out.

Based on the results of the risk assessment, we will be able to advise you about the degree of protection that your existing fire safety strategy, procedures and equipment provides to your premises, staff and customers.

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Legislation

This Order regulates fire safety in a variety of non-residential premises, including commercial workplaces and common parts used in multi-occupied residential buildings (otherwise known as HMOs or “House in Multiple Occupation”).

Completing a fire risk assessment ensures that your company or commercial establishment adheres to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 legislation.

Under this fire safety legislation, the ‘responsible person’ for each premises must carry out an assessment of the risks of fire (or employ a certified fire safety consultant to do so). Reasonable steps must be taken to reduce the risk from fire and make sure staff, customers and the public can safely escape in the event of a fire.

The “Responsible Person” must be of sufficient competency to stand by their risk assessment in the event of a fire; and to defend it in a court of law if necessary.

This Order explains what it means by a “responsible person”:

(a) in relation to a workplace, the employer, if the workplace is to any extent under his control;

(b) in relation to any premises not falling within paragraph (a) —

(i) the person who has control of the premises (as occupier or otherwise) in connection with the carrying on by him of a trade, business or other undertaking (for profit or not); or

(ii) the owner, where the person in control of the premises does not have control in connection with the carrying on by that person of a trade, business or other undertaking.

Fire Risk Assessment Aims

The aims of a fire risk assessment are:

  • To identify fire hazards within a commercial establishment or multiple occupation property
  • To reduce the risk of fire hazards to people, premises and equipment
  • To advise on the legal fire precautions required within your property, building or commercial establishment
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How Do We Carry Out Fire Risk Assessments?

Fire Guard Services five step risk assessment process includes:

  • Step 1 – Identify Fire Hazards
  • Step 2 – Identify People at Risk
  • Step 3 – Evaluate, Remove, Reduce and Protect from Risk
  • Step 4 – Record, Plan, Inform, Instruct and Train
  • Step 5 – Annual Review – to ensure fire protection remains effective

While conducting a fire risk assessment, our fully trained and qualified assessors:

  • Record significant fire-risk findings
  • Make fire safety recommendations
  • Produce fire safety checklists

We assess the adequacy of structural features within your premises, including:

Fire Risk Assessment Reports - Detailed and Professional

Our engineers provide detailed risk assessment reports, complete with colour photographic-evidence documentation and a full advisory service. This includes advice on any fire safety remedial works required and a timeframe for carrying these out.

Upon completion, your risk assessment will need to be reviewed and renewed annually, to ensure that your establishment adheres to legal and legislative fire-safety regulations.

A fire risk assessment is a “live” document and should be regularly reviewed, updated and added to.

Fire Safety Accreditations and Experience

Our fire risk assessors have the following accreditations, experience and association memberships:

  • IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety & Health) qualified
  • FPA (Fire Protection Association) trained
  • IFE (Institute of Fire Engineers) members
  • Members of the British Fire Consortium
  • Alcumus SafeContractor accredited
  • 10+ years Fire Brigade experience

As a one-stop-shop for fire safety and protection, upon completing your fire risk assessment, we can provide all the fire safety products, equipment or services you require, including: