Fire Risk Assessment & Audit
Section 18(2) of The Fire Services Acts 1981 & 2003 imposes a statutory duty of care on persons having control over a premises to which the public is admitted to take all reasonable measures to guard against the outbreak of fire and to prepare and provide appropriate fire safety procedures for ensuring the safety of persons on the premises.
It is impossible to prepare and provide fire safety procedures that are "appropriate" to the premises without undertaking a systematic and critical evaluation of the hazards and risks that are particular to the premises. A fire risk assessment and audit is, therefore, the essential starting point for the proactive fire safety management and risk-proportionate fire precautions required by Section 18(2).
Call Firesure on 093 24426 or 086 3614317 for further information or a free confidential consultation.
What does a fire risk assessment involve?The fire risk assessment will be completed using the 9-step methodology of PAS 79:2012. To conduct the fire risk assessment, we will visit your premises and undertake a thorough evaluation of the following:
- Detecting fire and raising the alarm
- Emergency escape lighting
- Fire doors and fire exits
- Fire-stopping and compartmentation (visual only)
- Flammability of linings
- Fire-fighting equipment
- Management of fire safety and recordkeeping systems
- Fire safety policy and procedures
- Emergency evacuation plan
- Fire safety signs and notices
- Provisions for vulnerable and disabled persons
- Staff instruction, drills, training, and hazard awareness
- Inspection, testing and maintenance routines
- Means of escape provisions
- Fire prevention and housekeeping
- Fire loss experience
- Fire hazards and people at risk
- Smoke control systems
- Fire brigade facilities, provisions and liaison
- Fire certificate conditions (where available)
- Flammable and hazardous substances, handling and storage
- ETCI PIR and PAT testing arrangements
- Arson prevention measures
- Fire safety legislative, regulatory, and CoP compliance
The completed report will assess the adequacy of the existing fire precautions and include comprehensive and clear significant findings that are easy to understand, covering all aspects of fire safety on your premises, providing an action plan with prioritised recommendations to rectify problem areas and to strengthen existing fire safety measures where appropriate.
We will consult with you on the completed report, explaining it in detail, and advise how its recommendations can be efficiently and cost-effectively implemented.