Fire Assessments

Fire Assessments


All businesses have a responsibility to reduce the risk of fire on their premises. This starts with a fire assessment, evaluating hazards likely to cause fire, procedures for containing potential fires and processes for safely evacuating employees, visitors and customers.

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If your business employs five or more people you have a legal obligation to keep a written fire risk assessment and fire safety action plan.

At Workplace Risk Management we provide a personalised, consultative approach to fire safety assessments.

  • All types of commercial and industrial premises assessed.
  • All fire hazards identified with the potential for injury, loss of life or damage to property.
  • Help installing fire safety systems, including detection sensors and alarms.
  • Help implementing efficient evacuation procedures, plus training and processes to improve fire safety knowledge among your team.
  • An ongoing schedule of review, monitoring and inspection of fire safety equipment.
  • Guaranteed compliance with workplace fire safety legislation (Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005).

Our Approach

We use a straightforward fire safety checklist to tailor a risk assessment and fire safety plan for your workplace, working closely with your organisation’s Responsible Person.

  • Detect fire hazards – Heat sources, combustible materials, chemicals, naked flames, machinery, carpets and building materials etc.
  • Identify people at risk of fire – Some people are considered at higher risk than others in the event of a fire, such as wheelchair users, people with limited mobility, sight or hearing, pregnant women, children, elderly people. People directly exposed to fire hazards are also considered high-risk, e.g. furnace operators, people who work in chemical storerooms.
  • Assess the likelihood of each hazard leading to a fire and the potential damage to people, your building, assets and surrounding properties.
  • Create a fire safety action plan to eliminate, reduce or contain each risk you’ve identified, explaining how each hazard will be managed to keep people safe.
  • Implement your action plan – Assign areas of responsibility to fire safety officers, and train and inform staff to improve awareness. Install the appropriate fire detection, alarm and safety systems.
  • Review your plan regularly to keep it up-to-date – As circumstances change, for instance when your business grows or areas of your building are repurposed, you may need to repeat your risk assessment and update your safety plan accordingly.

Sectors We Work With

We work with businesses to improve fire safety in a range of sectors, including:

Why Choose Workplace Risk Management?

For more information about our risk management services, please call 0845 260 4242, or send an email to [email protected].

With years of experience creating bespoke fire safety assessments for different premises and industries, we offer a cost-effective and time-saving service that improves workplace safety and guarantees legal compliance.

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