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October 2016

London fire risk assessment

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Our London fire risk assessment services will help your workplace or flats be compliant. Since October 2006 the Fire Safety Order has required all workplaces and also common areas of flats to be risk assessed. The Fire Safety Order replaced over one hundred pieces of law.

Managers can choose between carrying out their own assessment or appoint a professional fire risk assessor. Managers should remember that they will know many details of their workplace but less about fire safety law. On the other hand, fire risk assessors should have a good knowledge of fire safety but will rely on a managers information and records of your building to compile a fire risk assessment.

Our London fire risk assessment services will help a manager understand fire safety requirements in the building. We use a national public standard by which London Fire Brigade audit workplaces and common areas of flats. Our team will carry out your inspection in two parts. Firstly, we look around the entire building looking in every room and cupboard. They will record any faults that they find but also good fire safety measures. Finally, they will review all safety check records, fire plans and fire procedures. These include fire alarm tests, emergency lighting tests and also fire extinguisher records. In addition, we look at PAT testing records, electrical wiring certificates and also boiler maintenance records. There are many other record we look to complete the assessment report.

How to book your London fire risk assessment visit

Either call our team or give us a call and tell us about your building. We will be able to provide an instant quotation based on the type and size of the building. if you are happy with our fee, we will ask for your details. Once these have been given we will arrange a convenient assessment date. Most fire risk assessments of small and medium buildings take about two hours. The finished report will be with you in seven to ten days.

Fire risk assessment flats

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Fire risk assessment flats

So what are the laws regarding fire risk assessment flats standards?

Since October 2006 all blocks of flats require a fire risk assessment. This only applies to common arefire risk assessment flatsas and not to the inside of any flats. It is the duty of the landlord or managing agent to provide this. Fire Officers are able to enter a block of flats and ask to see the fire risk assessment. They can issue improvement and also enforcement notices to improve fire safety if needed.

If you appoint a fire risk assessor you should make sure they have qualifications.  Ask to see their qualifications, references and also insurance details. The fire risk assessment flats visit that they carry out should be a formal look at the premises. Ask if the inspection is a public standard or similar.

What will assessors look for? They will look to see how the alarm is raised, consider whether emergency lighting is needed, look at means of escape and consider if you need signs and fire action notices. They will not go into flats but may ask to see a front door / fire door.

We can carry out a fire risk assessment of your building. We always recommend that it is looked at every year or after any changes to the building. However, any reviews can be carried out by yourself if you have done all works in the original assessment report.

How to book a fire risk assessment flats visit

Either call our team or send us an email. We have many staff and should be able to carry out your assessment quickly. However, we are unlikely to be able to provide a visit and produce a report within a few hours (a recent request from someone selling  a flat).

All of our staff are ex fire officer and also serving fire safety officers. Therefore we know what London Fire Brigade will look for when carrying out a visit to your building. We can provide great references from other clients, our fire qualifications and also insurance details if required.

Offices fire risk assessment London

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Offices fire risk assessment London

Our offices fire risk assessment London reports will pass the London Fire Brigade audit. In addition, we offer a no quibble money back guarantee if it doesn’t!. Furthermore, our fire risk assessment reports are based on a national fire standard so are easy to understand.

The reports include premises information, significant findings and also an action plan. The action plan provides a time frame for any work required. Since we use a traffic light code for risk, the action plan is simple to follow.

Our office fire risk assessment London visits are carried out in two parts. Firstly, we walk around your offices and any common areas in the building. We will note your current fire protection measures but also what is missing. The we will then view your safety checks and also fire plans. Again we will note what you have and what is missing. This allows managers to easily understand what is required to ensure that they comply with fire law.offices fire risk assessment London

Prior to our visit we will send you a list of records we need to view, so you have a chance to prepare! Most assessments under 4000 square metres take less than two hours to complete. The report preparation takes another seven to ten working days. However, we will tell you if there are serious problems before we leave your building.

We have carried our hundreds of fire risk assessments in offices and other buildings. Our team are IFE registered assessors. We can provide excellent references and insurance details if needed.

How to book offices fire risk assessment London visits

For a  either call us or send us an email with your preferred date. It may be worth adding a few other dates since we usually very busy. We will send our booking email that asks for your details. As soon as we have them, we will confirm your inspection date and time. Our assessors will call you a day or so before the visit to finalise any last minute details.

Fire above Romford pub

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Fire in flat above Romford flat

Four fire engines from Romford, Hainault, Harold Hill and also Dagenham with 21 firefighters and officers were called to a flat fire on Collier Row Road in Romford. The fire started just before 2 pm, the fire was under control in just over an hour. Fifty persons were evacuated from the pub downstairs.

Although part of the first floor flat was damaged by fire, no persons were hurt in the fire.

Fire risk assessment pubs

Managers of buildings such as Pubs must carry out a fire risk assessment. This should usually be looked at annually or after any changes to the building or work practices. We recommend using a  PAS 79 assessment and report. This is a national standard, so will pass London Fire Brigade audits.

Common areas of the building also need to have an assessment. Persons who are responsible for fire safety must share the findings of their fire risk assessments. For example, a publican would need a fire risk assessment and so would a landlord of a flat in the building. They must both share what they have found.

How can we help

We offer fire risk assessments in workplaces and residential communal areas. We follow national standards and can also provide advice after the report has been completed and given to you.

Either call us now or send as an email for a quote.

Our assessors

Our fire risk assessors are fire officers or ex fire safety officers. Therefore, we know want fire service officers look for in a fire inspection. We will help you meet you legal duties.

Our senior fire risk assessor checks all fire risk assessment reports to ensure that all fire safety issues have been met. He previously ran a fire prevention department for one of the largest fire services in the United Kingdom.