Updated: Oct 28, 2022
A fire risk assessment is a regulatory requirement that evaluates the property's possible fire threats. According to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2006, it is a legal requirement for non-domestic properties. Its purpose is to keep you and anybody else who uses your premises safe.
Metro-PAT 247 Limited's fire risk assessments start at just £99. We serve our clients in London, Central London, North London, South London, East London, and West London.
If you own commercial property, you must conduct periodic fire safety inspections. This covers independent properties and properties that are part of a more prominent structure. Additionally, a certified surveyor must evaluate communal rooms in houses or apartments with several occupants. Depending on the kind and scale of the structure, there are various expenses associated with fire risk surveys. It is essential to employ a specialist to ensure compliance with legislation.
Calculating Fire Risk Assessment Costs
Due to the unique characteristics of each structure, each evaluation is distinct. For example, comparable properties could be single-story or multi-story, comprise many interconnected structures, and have varying room configurations. In addition, how each structure is utilised may affect the associated dangers, such as the storage of flammable compounds. Also assessed are the threats posed to residents of multi-person households (HMO).
Types of fire risk assessments
A fire risk assessment survey detects potential dangers on the property and examines ways to mitigate risks. The survey provides guidance on preparing for an emergency and staff training. Risks associated with the accessibility of escape routes and the condition of fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and fire extinguishers are evaluated during workplace assessments. They also give guidance on providing personnel with fire safety training. Landlords who rent out houses with multiple occupants (HMO) must protect vulnerable tenants, such as children and the elderly.
It is feasible to conduct your fire risk assessment. However, you face a hefty fine or two years in jail if you lack the necessary knowledge. Professional evaluators are trained on the most recent developments. Therefore, hiring a knowledgeable, experienced, certified fire risk assessor is more crucial than getting cheap service.
Generally, there are five steps to a fire risk assessment:
Determine fire dangers.
Identify persons in danger.
Evaluate, eliminate, or mitigate the hazards.
Document your findings, develop an emergency plan, and provide training.
Regularly review and update the fire risk assessment.
Be conscious of your obligations as a building owner. Regarding health and safety, avoid taking shortcuts. Instead, employ a certified assessor familiar with the most recent regulations and ensure that your evaluation is updated as often as required.
Our fire risk assessment in London covers:
Fire Risk Assessments in Central London
Fire Risk Assessments in North London
Fire Risk Assessments in South London
Fire Risk Assessments in East London
Fire Risk Assessments in West London
Fire risk assessments include:
A fire risk assessment systematically identifies potential hazards and risks associated with a particular activity. A fire risk assessment should identify the location of flammable materials, assess the likelihood of ignition, determine the consequences of a fire, and recommend appropriate measures to reduce the fire risk.
2. Fire safety plan
A fire safety plan's purpose is to guide people who may be affected by a fire. The plan should describe how to respond to a fire, what actions to take if a fire occurs, and what steps should be taken to prevent fires from occurring.
3. Fire extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are devices designed to put out small fires. There are two types of fire extinguishers: dry chemical and wet chemical. Dry chemical extinguishers use water-based chemicals to smother the flames. Wet chemical extinguishers use foam-based chemicals to smoulder the flames.
4. Fire drills
Fire drills are exercises conducted to ensure everyone knows where they would go in case of a real emergency. These drills should be practised regularly to ensure everyone knows their escape routes.
5. Fire alarms
Fire alarms are devices that alert people to a fire. When activated, these devices emit loud noises and/or lights to warn people about the fire.
6. Fire exits
Fire exits are doors that lead outside of a building. In some cases, fire exits are located inside buildings. People should know where the exits are located and practice using them before a fire occurs.
7. Fire sprinklers
Fire sprinklers are systems installed in buildings to protect people from fire. Sprinklers work by spraying water onto the ceiling and floor of a room to create a protective layer around the room.