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Fire Safety Consultancy & Assessment

  • Fire risk assessments
  • Fire risk assessment reviews
  • Fire safety Advisor

Our core activities are to advise you on how to reduce and manage the fire risks within your premises and to assist you with your building fire safety management. We have considerable experience working across all industry sectors, assessing and auditing all types of premises. It is our role to identify potential fire hazards in your workplace and to evaluate your compliance against the requirements set out in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Only where necessary we will recommend improvements to help you achieve a high standard of fire safety within your premises and for all occupants.

Fire Risk Assessments


We carry out compliant fire risk assessments to all types of premises and workplaces.

Our service will include:

  • A fire risk assessment visit and inspection of your premises by an industry qualified professional assessor.
  • A fully documented comprehensive and compliant fire risk assessment. 
  • Continued on-going fire safety support and guidance to ensure your compliance.

Fire Risk Assessment Reviews


We carry out reviews and audits of any previously completed fire risk assessment.

 

Our service will include:

  • A review audit of your current fire risk assessment and premises
  • A fully documented fire risk review, referencing the original assessment, with recommendations on improvement and compliance where required.
  • Continued on-going fire safety support and guidance.

Fire Safety Advisor


We aim to develop a long term partnership with you, our client, to ensure continuity in your fire safety management.

Our service will include:

  • Trusted advice that assists you to plan for change in your business and premises.
  • Trusted advice on every fire safety concern, compliance and best practice.
  • Ensuring your complete peace of mind on all fire safety matters so you can get on with running your business.

To find out more about our services or to arrange a vist please call 07971 860889 or email info@thomasfire.co.uk


Why take this seriously?

Whether you’re an employer, an owner, or an occupier, you are responsible in law for the fire safety of your premises and any occupants. You may have joint responsibility if you’re in a multi-occupied building but the same level of accountability still sits on your shoulders. It’s important in these circumstances, therefore, that you take all reasonable steps to co-operate and co-ordinate with those who are also responsible. There is no passing the buck…

 

How do you ensure you meet your responsibilities?

Firstly, you must carry out a fire risk assessment and record any significant findings. We recommend you contact us to carry out the assessment as we know what to look for, how to mitigate any problems and we are recognised as having the necessary experience, skills and training to be deemed "competent" to provide a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment. If an assessment is not completed or even found to be insufficient and you are inspected by the relevant authority, subject to their findings, its possible improvement or restriction notices may be issued that will require you to make certain changes within a set period of time. You might even find that the use of part of your premises is restricted until the issues are sorted. Failure to comply with the law or any notice issued is an offence and may result in prosecution.

Secondly, you must ensure the assessment process is followed up and maintained. Once a fire risk assessment has been completed, to remain compliant you must ensure that it is reviewed at regular intervals by a competent person, someone with the necessary skills and training. It may also be necessary for a review to take place if there is reason to believe the original assessment is no longer valid. Examples of when this may be the case are:

  • If new hazards have been introduced.
  • If the building has undergone significant changes.
  • If there has been a ‘near miss’ event.

By carrying out these reviews, you are able to show an enforcing authority, your insurer, and your occupants, that you are being pro-active in your approach to fire safety and take your responsibilities seriously.

Thirdly, you must ensure the safety of all relevant persons on your premises at all times by providing them with adequate training in fire safety and fire equipment use, which must be updated and refreshed at regular intervals. The premises must also be provided with adequate fire precautions where necessary such as, fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers, fire doors etc… with these precautions being subject to suitable systems of inspection and maintenance.