Fire Risk Assessments
With over 30 years of experience; as operational firefighters, Fire Safety Enforcement Officers and in the private sector, we are proud to have grown into one of the leading fire consultancy companies in the North West.
Whether you live in Halliwell, Smithills, or Barrow Bridge, we have experts who can visit your Bolton address and provide our services. We can visit and assess residential properties in Breightmet or business premises in Tonge Moor – wherever you are we can come to you!
Looking for a local service outside of Bolton? We conduct high-quality Fire Risk Assessments across the North West, including Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Manchester City Centre, Chester, Cheshire, Carlisle, Cumbria, Blackpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, Wrexham, North Wales, London and Nationwide for customers that include housing associations, single or multi-occupied offices, shops, bars, restaurants, and public event venues and many other types of commercial or residential property.
So, if you’d like to improve the level of fire safety in your business premises please feel free to contact our friendly and expert team. Find out more about our Fire Risk Assessments, call us now or enquire via our contact form.
Most Frequently Asked Questions
Broadly speaking, assessments are conducted in five key steps:
- Identify fire hazards.
- Identify people at risk.
- Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.
- Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
- Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly
Following which, a report is produced which provides a detailed and comprehensive listing of fire risks which are easy to understand. An Action Plan should be included to assist you with the creation and implementation of a safety plan. The report will satisfy all regulatory requirements and will be accepted for any insurance purposes.
The person must be competent enough to complete a ‘suitable and sufficient’ assessment of that particular building. For large or complex buildings, it is almost certain that professional Fire Safety expertise will be required.
D-I-Y efforts or using inexperienced people is very unlikely to reach the required standard.
Fire Risk Assessments must be undertaken by a competent person with sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities to enable them to properly assist in undertaking the preventive and protective measures.
As the ‘responsible person’ you must carry out and regularly review a Fire Risk Assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe. You must keep a written record of your Fire Risk Assessment if your business has 5 or more people.
If you are not confident to be able to undertake your own Fire Risk Assessment, get help from a competent source. Remember you must be confident and competent to undertake this type of risk assessment. If in doubt always ask for advice.
The legislation allows for the ‘responsible person’ to engage a suitable outside professional agency or person (such as Fire Risk Consultancy Services) to undertake the Fire Risk Assessment on your behalf and to prepare the necessary documentation to show that the business is compliant with fire safety regulations.