Fire Risk Assessment

RLJ Systems offer competent and professional Risk assessors. Helping our clients to meet their legal requirements.

A fire risk assessment is a process involving the systematic evaluation of the factors that determine the hazard from fire, the likelihood that there will be a fire and the consequences if one were to occur. Also it is the evaluation of certain factors that are the hazards from fire, the possibility that there could be a fire and the result and consequences if there were one to happen.

Since the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order in 2005 it has been law to have a fire risk assessment carried out in all buildings except domestic dwellings. These fire risk assessments should be carried out by a competent person. Deemed competent by sufficient training, knowledge, experience and other qualities. All our risk assessor’s have the appropriate qualifications and experience.

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A fire risk assessment involves a physical inspection of the premises to determine the adequacy of the existing fire precautions and the need for any further measures. Also, of equal importance is a review of fire safety management within the organisation and consideration of the human factors such as how people will respond to a fire and emergency situation.

In the case of a fire risk assessment aimed at meeting the requirements of legislation, the objective of the risk assessment will mainly be the safety of the occupants of the premises.

The scope of the survey involved in a fire risk assessment would include the following particular aspects of fire safety:

  • Fire prevention.
  • Fire loss experience.
  • Fire procedures.
  • Facilities for use by the fire and rescue service.
  • Fire safety signs and notices.
  • Management of fire safety.
  • Records
  • Training and drills.
  • Testing and maintenance.
  • Fire hazards.
  • Storage and handling of flammable liquids and gases.
  • Means of escape.
  • Emergency escape lighting.
  • Fire detection and fire alarm systems.
  • Smoke control systems.
  • Compartmentation.
  • Fire safety signs and notices.
  • Fire extinguishing systems and appliances.

If you deem yourself as competent you can carry out an assessment yourself. We are normally contracted to carry out are clients assessments as they do not have the needed resources to conduct them.

Please find our risk assessment template here if you wish to complete the assessment.

The fire risk assessment process is intended to be ongoing, and take into account change of use of a building. Should be reviewed after a fire. A review does not necessarily mean repeating the entire process. A judgment based on the type and significance of the changes would determine this. We would recommend dates for reviews within our reports.

For more information – or to book a fire risk assessment, please CONTACT US.