Do you need a Fire Safety Risk Assessment?
Residential, Hotels and Hostels
The Communal areas of sheltered accommodation, “Sleeping Areas” in Workplaces as in Licensed Premises and all Guest accommodation properties; Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Inns, Restaurants with rooms, Farmhouses and Self-catering accommodation. Homeless Persons' Accommodation, Students Halls of Residence, Boarding Schools and Sleeping Accommodation in Seminaries and Religious Colleges are also included.
Guidance under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 would include:
- Department for Communities Local Government Guidance Fire Safety Risk Assessment Sleeping Accommodation.
- Local Government Group. Fire Safety in purpose built blocks of Flats. L11-335.
- LACORS. Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services. Local Government Regulations. Housing-Fire Safety. Guidance on Fire safety provisions for certain types of existing housing.
Commercial & Industrial
Our Fire Risk Assessments will be appropriate for assessing the Fire Risk in all relevant Premises, ranging from the smallest and simplest, to the largest and most complex.
Relevant Guidance for Premises in this sector includes Department for Communities Local Government Guidance. Fire Safety Risk Assessment
- Offices and Shops
- Warehouse and Factories
- Transport Premises and Facilities
Care Homes & Health Care
Sheltered Housing, where care is provided and other similar Premises, which are permanently staffed and where the primary use are the provision of care rather than Healthcare Premises. This sector also includes; Healthcare Premises where the uses are the provision of Treatments, Health related services and care.
Some Premises offer a broad spectrum of services ranging from specific to Holistic care, to meeting personal and, or Medical needs.
In either Residential Care or Healthcare Premise a Fire Risk Assessment would be a requirement of the relevant Governing body regardless of Public or Private sector status whether this is institutions such as the National Health Service or organisations such as the Care Quality Commission
Relevant Guidance for Premises in this sector include; Department for Communities Local Government Guidance. Fire Safety Risk Assessment.
- Residential Care Premises Typical places for Residential Care include those where care is provided for: the elderly or infirm, Children and Young persons, people with special needs such as those with learning difficulties or with mental or physical disabilities and other dependent people including those with addictions.
- Healthcare Premises Healthcare Premises would include Hospitals, Hospices, Doctors' Surgeries, Clinics, Treatment and “Drop In” Centres, Dentists and Premises offering general Health Care, Treatments and procedures.
Parts of Boarding Schools with Residential Boarding areas will be covered under separate Guidance.
As you can see this Sector includes all Instructional, Teaching and Learning establishments and Premises with uses ranging from Creches to Crash Courses.
Relevant Guidance for Premises in this sector includes Department for Communities Local Government Guidance. Fire Safety Risk Assessment.
- Educational Premises New, newly realised Schools or Schools subject to material changes and expansion would be subject to the requirements of
- The Department for Children, Schools and Families Building Bulletin 100: Design for Fire Safety in Schools
This is centred on a Risk-Based approach, and our Fire Risk Assessments can identify, qualify and satisfy this approach to cover all of the principles of Fire Safety Management and outline the Fire Protection measures, both existing and proposed which should be considered.
Entertainment, Restaurants & Bars
The Fire Risk Assessment on a Premise such as those identified should allow those managing the Premise to do just that and let us worry about the Fire Safety.
You know your Business but we know all of the relevant Guidance including Department for Communities.
Local Government Guidance. Fire Safety Risk Assessment.
- Fire Safety in Small to Medium Places of Assembly
- Fire Safety in Large Places of Assembly
- Fire Safety in Places of Worship
A Fire Risk Assessment is a Legislative requirement that you have to meet but it should also meet your expectations and work for you.