Fire Safety

Fire Risk Assessments

Simple precautions can be very effective to avoid fires starting.

It is required under UK law, that if you employ 5 or more people, you need to have a Fire Risk Assessment completed by a competent person or Company. A fire risk assessment ensures that you, as an individual, have taken all necessary steps to avoid fire from happening. Most insurance companies also require a fire risk assessment to validate insurance policies.

At Banham, our trained surveyors can provide Fire Risk Assessments for residential and commercial premises. One of Banhams’ trained operatives will come to your property and complete your fire risk assessment quickly and easily and compile a detailed report for you based on the following checklist:

  1. Identify fire hazards
    Identify:Sources of ignition
    Sources of fuel
    Sources of oxygen
  2. Identify people at risk
    Identify:People in and around the premises
    People especially at risk
  3. Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risk
    Evaluate the risk of a fire occuring
    Evaluate the risk to people from fire
    Remove or reduce the hazards
    Remove or reduce the risks to people- Detection and warning
    – Fire-fighting
    – Escape routes
    – Lighting
    – Signs and notices
    – Maintenance

  1. Record, plan, inform, instruct and train
    Record significant finding and action taken.Prepare an emergency plan.
    Inform and instruct relevant people;
    co-operate and co-ordinate with others
    Provide training
  2. Review
    Keep assessment under review
    Revise where necessary