Organisational fire risk management can be complex and confusing, but it needn’t be. Our experts are here to help you develop and implement your fire risk management strategy.
A document that defines an organisation’s fire management system, and method of implementing the overarching policy.
We were the first company in the UK to obtain Third Party Certification to the UKAS accredited FRACS scheme. We are now Third Party Certificated and BAFE Registered to the UKAS accredited BAFE SP205 Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment Scheme and specialise in strategic risk management for multi-site portfolios.
The end user will want to establish that the construction stage of the building has been completed, fire strategy implemented, and necessary fire safety design measures incorporated prior to handover and subsequent occupation. A pre-occupation fire safety survey is the process of identifying fire precautions in a newly constructed building, taking into account the approved fire strategy, and deciding whether or not the new or refurbished premises is likely to be fit for occupation. This can ensure a smooth transition from the design and construction phase to the operational phase of new premises, and assist/inform the completion of a fire risk assessment, once the premises are occupied.
Typical construction contracts terminate at the end of RIBA Stage 6 and a Fire Risk Assessment, as required under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 should be undertaken once the building is occupied. Fire Risk Assessment is the process of identifying fire hazards and evaluating the risk to people, property, assets, and environment arising from them, taking into account the adequacy of existing fire precautions, and deciding whether or not the fire risk is acceptable without additional fire precautions and/or control measures.
We are a registered company as part of the UKAS accredited BAFE Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment SP205’ scheme. Our services can be procured by contacting us directly or through the Fusion 21 Framework or Procurement for Housing Framework.
Employers are responsible for identifying and controlling fire and explosion hazards posed by dangerous substances used in their facilities. Such substances can be found commonly in the following operations:
DSEAR applies to workplaces where dangerous substances are present, used, or produced.
A Fire Policy is the intentions and direction of an organisation, in respect of fire safety as expressed by its top management. A Fire Risk Management Strategy is a document that defines an organisation’s fire risk management system, and method of implementing the overarching policy. As the bespoke building fire strategy evolves, we are well placed to ensure the evolution into a fire risk management strategy.
As the principal authors of PAS 7: 2013 which has now transitioned to BS 9997:2019 – Fire Risk Management System Requirements, we are best placed to support you with your requirements.
It is prudent to have a documented fire strategy in order to aid the responsible person or their duty holder in meeting their legal obligations. We employ forensic fire engineering to determine the original design intent and develop an up-to-date strategy.
We undertake pre and post-occupation fire risk assessments, deliver training, and ensure end users are sufficiently equipped to manage and operate their facilities effectively.
We help organisations manage risk in a strategic way, before embarking on the procurement of third-party fire risk assessors to deliver large fire risk assessment programmes across a multi-site portfolio. We can provide an independent third-party audit of your fire risk assessment program or plan, project manage, and execute on a large fire risk assessment programme.
We have demonstrable experience in auditing fire risk management systems within multiple sectors. We were the principal authors of PAS 7: 2013 which has now transitioned to BS 9997: 2019 which can be certificated via a UKAS accredited third-party certification body. Should you not have already documented your system we can support in the preparation of fire risk management system documentation, and help implement or provide ongoing out-sourced risk management.