Fire Risk Assessment Services

Fire Safety Order 2005 Background

The Fire Safety Order 2005, which came into effect in October 2006, was intended to replace a number of pieces of legislation including the requirement for a fire certificate.

The main changes were to introduce a risk based approach. This requires that a Responsible Person carry out a continuous risk assessment to demonstrate that the fire safety precautions are adequate.

In order to comply with the legislation, you should appoint a Competent Person to:
• Carry out a fire risk assessment identifying any possible dangers and risks;
• Consider who may be especially at risk;
• Provide advice on removal or reduction from fire as far as it is reasonably possible and provide general fire precautions to deal with any possible risk left.

The Competent Person is defined as:
• Someone who has sufficient training, experience, knowledge or other qualities to enable them to carry out a measure correctly.

Salus provides Competent People to carry out these assessments on your behalf.

Objectives of the Fire Risk Assessment

The objectives of this service are to:
• Identify the fire hazards which have the potential to cause injury.
• Identify who is at risk e.g. employees, visitors, contractors.
• Identify what measures are already in place to avoid a fire or reduce it to an acceptable level.
• Determine what additional precautions need to be taken.
• Provide recommendations for an ongoing review and monitoring of the preventative and protective measures.

Fire Risk Assessment process

The stages of our service are:
1. Define the initial scope of the assessment project.
2. Identify the activities/premises which are to be assessed.
3. Consultant to visit the premises to conduct the assessment.
4. Identify and record the hazards associated with each activity.
5. Record precautions already in place.
6. Provide recommendations on additional precautions to reduce risks to an acceptable level.
7. Agree procedures for the review and monitoring of the fire risk assessment.

Supporting Salus services

• On-going support and to ensure risk assessments are up-to-date and suitable.
• A range of training courses.
• Communication to employees to ensure they are aware of their on-going safety responsibilities.

Cost of the Fire Risk Assessment service

Please contact Salus on 01978 290950 for your quote.