Fire Risk Assessments
Whatever the nature of your business, there will always be a potential for damage or loss due to fire. People may be injured or even killed in fire-related incidents. Thousands of businesses are adversely affected by fires every year, with many suffering a complete loss of livelihood. Around 60% of organisations who experience a Fire never recover.
In 2013-14, there were 22,200 fires recorded in buildings that were not dwellings. The majority of these occurred in non-residential buildings (e.g. retails units, pubs/wine bars/cafés/take away and industrial manufacturing plants). Shockingly 4,950 (25%) of other building fires were due to deliberate ignition. In total, there were 17 fatal and 1,083 non-fatal casualties which occurred in fires within the workplace.
The main cause of accidental fires in other buildings were faulty appliances and leads. Fires from this cause resulted in around 3,700 fires, representing 25% of all such fires. Another key cause of accidental fires in other buildings was the misuse of equipment or appliances which accounted for 2,000 fires. The main source of ignition in fires in other buildings was electrical distribution. These accounted for nearly one fifth of accidental fires in other buildings.
All working premises, including commercial or not for profit premises require a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) in order to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Under the Order it is illegal for businesses to trade without a fire risk assessment.
SR Safety Solutions competent Fire Risk Assessors will visit your premises and ask questions gaining an understanding of your working practices. Upon completion we will produce a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment. All of our assessments are produced jargon free with digital photography (where applicable) and include a prioritised action plan detailing specific requirements to meet the Order.
All our Fire Risk Assessors have completed numerous training and have relevant experience and knowledge to prove competence to our clients. Our consultants are members of The Insitute of Fire Safety Managers.
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