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Fire risk assessment London

Our fire risk assessment London services are for places of work and also common areas of flats.

Prices for fire risk assessment London services are based on the size of the building. The cost of a place of work up to 4000 sq metres is £295+vat. Prices for a place of work up to 10000 sq metres is £595+vat. In addition, we are able to assess buildings larger than 10000 sq metres. These are quoted on an individual basis. Our team also offer assessments of common areas of multi tenanted workplaces.

We also carry out fire risk assessments in common areas of flats and apartments. Providing FRAs based on national standards we guarantee that our reports will be passed by fire officers. If not, we provide a money back guarantee. Our guarantee is subject to date reviews and also no change in the building including extensions, processes or major changes in circumstances.

For more details about fire risk assessment London services

Persons can obtain more details about our services by either emailing or calling our team. We can also provide guidance on frequency of your assessment and other general advice on the phone.

Our assessors IFE registered and we can also provide full insurance details. In addition, we can provide references from many clients.


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Our fire safety consultancy services

We offer fire safety consultancy to small, medium and also large organisations. Our services include fire risk assessment London, building control issues, fire emergency plans, second opinions and also fire plans.

As former fire officers we know what fire inspectors look for when they carry out a fire audit. Our PAS 79 or PAS 79 style fire risk assessment will fulfil their audit criteria. Our inspections are carried out in two parts. Firstly, we look at the whole of the workplace. We then look at all records including tests, procedures and previous fire assessments.

After the visit, we take about 7-10 days to produce the report. If you don’t understand what you have to do, we are just at the end of the phone line to help you.

Had a visit from the fire service? You may have been sent a letter requiring improvements to your fire safety arrangements. Our job is to help you comply and we can suggest the cheapest way of achieving compliance.

Many managers do not know that they also need a fire emergency plan. This is easy to produce, but if you want us to do it for you, we can do that as well.

Fire risk assessment advice – Multi-tenanted buildings must share significant findings

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We were recently asked to provide fire risk assessment advice  for a London client. The client had moved to a new building where a number of floors were being upgraded.

Our clients had previously had good fire records, had regular fire training and also had clear desk policy. They had also started to provide new records in their new building. We carried out a fire risk assessment for the client. The significant findings were fairly minimal within their workspace.

The rest of the building was occupied by three other groups. The building was also having major building works. The builders were using a fire escape route at one end of the building so they could get to access the floors they were working on. We found a number of issues that needed to be corrected. These included: fire stopping of service riser areas and also keeping the escape route clear. These issues were shared with all tenants of the building so managers could prepare fire emergency plans.

In addition, it is a legal duty to share findings of fire assessments. Fire emergency plans must also be shared between responsible other managers

For more fire risk assessment advice

For more fire risk assessment advice you can either call or email our team. In addition, you will find more points in our frequently asked questions section. Lastly, you can also access government booklets by typing fire safety guidance (plus your workplace) into a search engine.

Click this link to go to our homepage with more fire safety information.

How to book a visit from us

Booking a fire risk assessment is so easy. Either call us or email us with your details. We will ask you for more info about your premises and then give you a quote. Our team will visit your site and prepare a report within 10 working days.


London Fire Brigade fire risk assessment review guidance

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London Fire Brigade offers guidance for managers on how often and also when to review fire risk assessments. This advice can be found on the above link and also by calling fire safety officers.

So how often should a fire risk assessment be reviewed? The LFB guidance note offers four examples of when a review should take place:

  • When a new work process introduces new or more fuel or also ignition sources
  • An increase in the number of staff may mean the fire exit is too small for the number of persons escaping
  • Changes to the furniture layout and also new partition walls which may obscure  staff from seeing a fire, fire exit and/or also affecting them from escaping in time
  • The use of another floor meaning that a fire alarm has to be installed or upgraded

There are also other reasons to review a fire risk assessment. These include fewer persons in a workplace, new or additional disabled persons using or working in the building,  portable heating being used when boilers or heating is broken and also the change of a use of room (ie office is now an IT training room).

The assessment should also be reviewed regularly.  Smaller changes may add up and therefore increase risk in the building.

London Fire Brigade fire safety advice

Click this link to go straight to LFB fire safety advice page.

Alternative fire safety review methods

Some managers may not feel confident to carry out a fire risk assessment review so why not appoint a professional? Our team carries out fire risk assessments and also reviews for many companies. We can either carry out a brand new assessment inspection or just review any new process, staff numbers and also any changes.

For more details either call us or email us and we try to help you. We also give free advice over the phone so do call if you have any concerns.

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.


School fire risk assessment

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So you need a school fire risk assessment? A good assessor will be able to carry out an assessment to a recognised standard and also help you save money!

The purpose an assessment is to protect persons in the event of a fire. It can also help protect the building and help you comply with fire law. However, too many fire precautions can cost a lot of money, so our team will try to reduce your costs.

Over provision of fire measures include; too many  extinguishers, illuminated fire emergency exits and fire doors which were not needed. There are just a few examples we found in the last three school fire risk assessment visits we carried out.

Our team can provide fire risk assessments that are either PAS 79 ( a national standard) or a similar report that uses a traffic light risk rating. This will help managers spot the higher risk problems  and also how quickly  they must be put right.

Our school fire risk assessment history

We have carried out hundreds of fire risk assessments in schools. We have been commissioned to carry out all school assessments for a North London Borough. In addition, we carry our regular fire consultancy for the same department. This has included means of escape surveys and also fire extinguisher distribution reports. We have also liaised with fire protection companies to advise on installations in schools.

In addition to the large commission above, we have also carried out hundreds of fire risk assessments for primary, secondary schools and colleges in London. Some of fire risk assessment visits have then been supplemented by fire training for staff. Since we are an approved fire training centre, our school fire training course is an accredited course.

How is a school fire risk assessment carried out?

Our fire risk assessments are carried out in two parts. First of all we look around the whole building. We look for problems that may cause a fire and also for practices that may cause a fire to spread. Then we look at test records and also fire policies. If you do not have all of the records we will tell you what you need in future.

All of our fire risk assessment team have worked for or still work the fire service as inspecting officers. This means that we can tell you what a London Fire Brigade offer will be looking for when they carry out an audit of your school.

For more information about a school fire risk assessment in your building either call our team or send us an email.