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Fire Risk Assessment Leeds- Yorkshire

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SMS Europe are independent Health and Fire Safety Consultants providing professional and competent fire risk assessments in Leeds, York, Bradford, Hull and across Yorkshire, as well as throughout the UK.

Our fire risk assessment specialists include Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners (CMIOSH), Members of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM) and are trained to standards approved by the Institute of Fire Engineers.

What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

A fire risk assessment is a systematic evaluation of your premises and the activities carried out within it in order to identify potential fire hazards, those who may be affected by a fire and the consequences if a fire were to occur. It provides a snapshot of how protected any given property is to ensure the safety of its occupants in the event of a fire.

A fire risk assessment is an essential part of managing a property and the first step to safeguarding your premises from a fire.

Why Do You Need a Fire Risk Assessment?

A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement for all business premises. In compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which came into effect in October 2006, a fire risk assessment is necessary for all non-domestic buildings in England and Wales.

When Do You Need a Fire Risk Assessment?

Fire safety risk assessments are intended to be dynamic and take into account change. However, fire risk assessments should still be reviewed from time to time, especially in the following scenarios:

  • If a significant change has occurred, such as an increase in the number of people in the building or changes to floor layouts.
  • If there is reason to suspect that your fire risk assessment is no longer valid. Since the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006, fire certificates are now a thing of the past and will need to be replaced with an up-to-date fire risk assessment.
  • After a fire, no matter how small or serious.

It’s always good practice to review your fire risk assessments frequently to make sure your business (and employees) remain safe and compliant.

What Types of Buildings Can We Fire Risk Assess?

Our fire safety specialists have conducted countless fire risk assessments on a wide range of buildings, including:

  • High-rise, multi-storey buildings
  • Factories
  • Schools
  • Offices
  • Care homes
  • Hotels
  • Colleges of further education
  • Entertainment premises
  • Shops
  • Warehouses
  • Garages
  • Landlord premises

What Does a Fire Risk Assessment Involve?

A fire risk assessment involves a physical inspection of the building to determine the adequacy of the existing fire precautions and the need for any additional fire prevention measures.

Another important aspect of a fire risk assessment is a review of fire safety management within your organisation and consideration of the human factors, such as how people will respond to an emergency and whether they will take appropriate action.

We also visually identify existing fire detection systems, electrical equipment and emergency escape lighting. Where appropriate, we would identify the need for any further engineering evaluation on these systems, which we would be able to carry out if required.

A fire risk assessment covers:

  • Compliance with existing legislation
  • Ignition sources
  • Emergency procedures
  • Layout and capacity of the premises
  • Structural fire issues
  • Means of giving warning
  • Escape plan
  • Suitability of fire fighting equipment
  • Fire detection systems
  • Signage and notices
  • Testing and maintenance of appliances and electrical equipment
  • Suitability of existing fire training

Step 1

Our fire risk assessor will gather all the information they need, including plans and schematic diagrams. Any existing plans which are available will aid the fire risk assessment process, including written records of any existing fire precautions such as weekly fire alarm tests, emergency lighting and portable appliance tests. Our fire risk assessor will also conduct interviews with your staff who are responsible for the management of fire safety.

Step 2

Our fire risk assessor will then compile the fire risk assessment management report. The report covers all aspects required under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and is put together in a smart bound report with colour illustrations. Where appropriate, the report will be provided with full site schematics (showing all existing fire precautions), a full fire risk evaluation guide, a clear colour-coded prioritised action plan and suggested timescales.

All of our fire risk assessment reports are clear, easy to understand and unambiguous while providing practical solutions to reduce the risk of a fire in your workplace. The report will also assess and audit the suitability of existing measures and make recommendations on any actions identified. Where appropriate, the report will follow the PAS79:2007 format.

Why Choose SMS Europe?

If you’re looking for a professional fire risk assessment at a reasonable price in the Leeds area, look no further than SMS Europe.

With over 25 years of experience, we’re one of the most knowledgeable and longest-established Health & Safety consultants in the North of England. With a team of friendly and passionate Chartered Health & Safety practitioners, we pride ourselves on delivering fire risk assessments that are comprehensive, compliant and of the highest quality.

You don’t have to take our word for it, though -- just take a look at what some of our many happy clients have to say about us!

At SMS Europe, we understand that every building and business premise is unique, especially when it comes to the risk of fire. That’s why our fire risk assessment service is tailored to your company’s individual needs and requirements. Our bespoke approach ensures that our fire risk assessment is suitable and sufficient.

We’re based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire and have been delivering fire risk assessments in Leeds, York, Harrogate and Bradford, as well as the rest of Yorkshire and the UK, since 1993. With a local team of friendly, helpful and professional risk assessors, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands with SMS Europe.

To book a fire risk assessment for your business premises, get in touch with us on 0845 224 0028 or at office@smseurope.co.uk.
 

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Fire Risk Assessment Leeds- Yorkshire

What does Fire Risk Assessment Involve?

The types of buildings on which we have carried out fire risk assessments and fire safety audits include:

  • High rise, multi-storey buildings
  • Factories
  • Schools
  • Offices
  • Care Homes
  • Hotels
  • Colleges of Further Education
  • Entertainment Premises
  • Shops
  • Warehouses
  • Garages
  • Landlord Premises

What does a Fire Risk Assessment involve?

A competent fire risk assessor will visit your premises and conduct a complete fire risk assessment. The assessment will cover:

  • Compliance with existing legislation
  • Sources of Ignition
  • Emergency procedures
  • Layout and capacity of the premises
  • Structural fire issues
  • Means of giving warning
  • Means of escape
  • Suitability of fire fighting equipment
  • Signage and notices
  • Testing and Maintenance
  • Suitability of existing fire training

What is the Fire Risk Assessment process?

Step 1

A competent fire risk assessor will visit your premises and gather information for the fire risk assessment. They will look at:

Plans & Schematic diagrams – any existing plans which are available will aid the fire risk assessment process.

Records-Records of any existing fire precautions such as weekly fire alarm tests, emergency lighting and Portable Appliance tests.

Interviews – Staff responsible for the Management of Fire Safety other staff where appropriate are interviewed.

The fire risk assessor will point out any immediate areas of concern.

Step 2

Following the visit to your premises, the fire risk assessor will then compile the fire risk assessment/ fire safety management report.

The fire risk assessment covers all aspects required under the Fire Safety Order and is provided in a smart bound report with colour illustrations.

Where appropriate the assessment will be provided with full site schematics (showing all existing fire precautions), a full management report, a clear colour coded, prioritised action and suggested timescales.

All our fire risk assessment reports are clear, easy to understand and unambiguous and actions provide for practical solutions to reduce fire risk.

Where appropriate the fire risk assessment will follow the PAS79:2007 format. The report will also assess and audit the suitability of existing measures and make recommendations on any actions identified.

Following the fire risk assessment any recommendations will be clearly explained and further advice will be available if required.

Why choose us?

  • We will take care of your fire risk assessment problems
  • Qualified Fire Assessors
  • Long established consultancy
  • Friendly, helpful consultants
  • Clear, accurate reports
  • Competitive rates

Contact us to find out how we can help your organisation to manage fire risks through assessment and audit.

If your company needs a dedicated, committed Fire Safety Consultant and Fire Risk Assessor call: 0845 2240028