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:
- Identify fire hazards
Identify:Sources of ignition
Sources of fuel
Sources of oxygen
- Identify people at risk
Identify:People in and around the premises
People especially at risk
- 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
– Escape routes
– Signs and notices
- 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
Keep assessment under review
Revise where necessary