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Fire Risk Consultancy Services is based in Manchester and operates throughout the North West and nationwide, bringing a wide range of fire safety solutions to your premises. The Department for Communities and Local Government publishes Guidance for Twelve separate types of premises but these can be broadly divided into Five Sectors: Commercial & Industrial; Entertainment, Restaurants & Bars; Residential, Hotels & Hostels; Care Homes & Healthcare; Education.
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We believe in fire risk assessment as a means of making people and their property safe from fire and we believe that the best way to achieve this is by striving to prevent that fire in the first place and we make every effort to draw upon our fire safety expertise and knowledge to guide and advise to the best of our abilities.

Commercial & Industrial 

This sector includes; Office Buildings, individual Offices, and Office spaces. It applies to Shops, Retail premises including Kiosks, and individual units including those within Shopping Centres. Warehouses, Factories, Manufacturing premises, and Storage premises/Units are also included along with Car Parks, Transportation Terminals Interchanges, Airports, and Railway Stations. Sub-surface, Bus and Coach Stations and similar premises are included but exclude the means of transporting themselves; the list of Transport facilities indicates the wide range of applications of this guide.

Our fire risk assessments will be appropriate for assessing the fire risk in all relevant premises, ranging from the smallest and simplest, to the large and most complex.

Relevant Guidance for premises in this sector includes;

Whether for a single office space with a handful of employees or multi-floor or multiple sites the attention to detail regarding fire safety should remain at the same high standard. Fire Risk Consultancy Services have extensive experience in assisting with your fire risk assessment and fire safety training to keep staff and visitors safe.

At Fire Risk Consultancy Services, we have decades of experience in helping office managers to implement fire safety measures – including fire marshal/warden training.

We understand how important your staff, visitors, and commercial building are, which is why we work with you to ensure you meet legal obligations.

Shops and shopping centres have certain legal obligations when it comes to fire safety. Fire Risk Consultancy Services have the skills and experience when it comes to providing fire safety services to the retail sector.

Businesses operating within the retail sector can see increased footfall during certain periods (sales, Bank Holidays, etc), with a varying number of customers coming and going to and from the premises on a daily, and hourly, basis. For this reason, it is important to have a fire safety system that reflects the fluctuations and is safe whenever the business is open.

The safety of staff, customers, and your business is our priority.

Warehouse & Factories
In any Commercial and, or Industrial premises, a fire risk assessment is crucial to the safety of a property. By ensuring an assessment is carried out properly, any risks or potential issues can be identified and the proper precautions can be taken to minimise the threat that stems from these areas. A compliant fire risk assessment will not only indicate appropriate Management procedures it will show due diligence. The findings of the fire risk assessment should also feature within the Health & Safety Risk Assessment for the premises.

At Fire Risk Consultancy Services, we deliver fire safety services specially tailored to the manufacturing industry. With high-value equipment and goods, as well as the safety of staff to consider, we help sites remain compliant with legal regulations and ensure minimum disruption to your production schedules.

Meeting the flexible requirements of manufacturing clients, Fire Risk Consultancy Services provides fire safety advice and training to help minimise the risk of fire and any downtime which may occur in the event of one.

From carrying out risk assessments in your warehouse to advising you on the best alarms and extinguishers for your specific requirements, our expert team has years of experience within this sector.

From airports to the motoring industry, Fire Risk Consultancy Services provide an experienced and thorough approach when it comes to fire safety.

Fire Risk Consultancy Services work across the sector, undertaking fire risk assessments and offering help and advice to meet the needs of this industry – both from a safety and a legal point of view.

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Entertainment, Restaurants & Bars

This sector includes; Theatres, Cinemas, Concert Venues, Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Clubs, Temporary Events, Pop-Up Events, Exhibitions, Conferences, Community, Village, Church Halls, Churches, and other places of Worship. All places where people assemble, looking for either light entertainment or enlightenment, and we make sure that they can do this safely.

Fire Risk Consultancy Services specialise in providing fire safety services to businesses throughout the hospitality sector, ensuring that all licensed premises are fully compliant with legal obligations.

Relevant Guidance for premises in this sector includes;

We not only know how to satisfy the Guidance, we know how best to use it, for example; In any Licensed Premises, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 takes precedence over the Licensing Authority and therefore any restrictions on the premises, such as the occupancy/capacity limit, would have to be in accordance with the findings of the fire risk assessment.

All premises within the hospitality sector require attention to detail when it comes to their fire safety, and Fire Risk Consultancy Services have the experience required to understand the fire safety needs of this industry.

A fire risk assessment is a legislative requirement that you have to meet but it should also meet your expectations and work for you.

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Residential, Hotels & Hostels

This sector includes; Communal areas of premises/buildings where the main use is for sleeping accommodation that includes; Blocks of Flats, Communal areas in Residential premises, Apartments, Maisonettes, and Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). Also included: Hotels, Hostels, sleeping, dining, or other accommodation for Staff, Guests and Residents.

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’ Accommodations, Student Halls of Residence, Boarding Schools, and Sleeping Accommodations in Seminaries and Religious Colleges are also included.

Relevant Guidance for premises in this sector includes;

The running of a premises with sleeping accommodation means the management of a lot more than just staff, residents, and guests. There are plenty of safety considerations at play, and fire safety is one of them. With the right care and planning, though, these risks can be minimised.

Whatever the requirement we can meet the need.

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Care Homes & Healthcare

This sector includes; Residential Care and Nursing Homes. The communal areas of premises such as Sheltered Housing, where care is provided, and other similar premises, which are permanently staffed and where the primary use is 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 Holistic care to meeting personal and, or medical needs.

In either Residential Care or Healthcare premises 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 (NHS) or organisations such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Relevant Guidance for premises in this sector includes;

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 would include Hospitals, Hospices, Doctors’ Surgeries, Clinics, Treatment, and “Drop-In” Centres, Dentists, and premises offering general Health Care, Treatments, and procedures.

With years of experience in the industry, Fire Risk Consultancy Services are ideally placed to offer high-quality fire safety services to businesses operating in the healthcare and facilities sector.

With premises that include high-priority care facilities, such as hospitals, surgeries, care homes, and more, the health and facilities sector requires a tailored approach when it comes to fire safety. Fire Risk Consultancy Services understand the specific needs of the sector, providing the most suitable help and that takes into consideration the needs of those who are less physically able and the persons managing the premises.

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This sector includes premises where the main use of the Building or part of the Building is educational premises. Typically – Crèches, Nurseries, Pre Schools, Infant, Primary, Secondary, and Free Schools, After-School Clubs, and Sunday Schools are all part of this sector. Also included; Education Centres, Outdoor Educational Centres and Camps, Vocational, Training, and dedicated Schools, Performance, Acting, and Music Schools, Academies, Colleges, Universities, Institutions, and Adult Education Centres.

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 Crèches to Crash Courses.

Relevant Guidance for premises in this sector includes;

New, newly realised Schools or Schools subject to material changes and expansion would be subject to the requirements of

BB 100 is a design guide, which identifies how the requirements for Life Safety, contained in the Building Regulations, can be met in the design of a new School or an Extension.

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.

Protecting students, pupils and staff is paramount for educational facilities. Fire Risk Consultancy Services can provide fire risk assessments and Fire Marshal/Warden Training for designated persons within your operations.

We help you to keep pupils, students, staff, and assets safe.

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