Precision Safety Services can provide professionals at costs you can afford. Our advisors will not only complete full assessments, they will also provide you with documented policies, training aids and the physical support for such important requirements as fire extinguishers, alarms, emergency lighting and electrical tests.
In 2005 the government introduced the Regulatory Fire Reform Act, the thrust of which was to place the responsibility for fire safety firmly on the management of any given building.
To ensure that the issues surrounding fire were taken seriously, the act requires that every building open to the public has a current fire risk assessment. It is the responsibility of the Trustees, of any church or charity, to ensure these are completed and reviewed periodically, or when any changes are made to the layout. The Act is also very clear on the requirements for HMO’s (Houses in Multiple Occupation).
Commonly the most prominent but least understood element of health and safety, this assessment aims to highlight all the issues associated with, not just the “reaction to fire”, but also the “prevention of” and “preparation for” a possible fire emergency. It contains elements aimed at preventing fire through good management of waste and storage, by identifying “ignition sources” and possible “accelerants” and removing or separating them.
It looks at the physicality of the building in relation to its current use/users and aims to highlight if current physical and policy measures are “suitable and sufficient”.
It also examines the good practice associated with “training of staff in the usage, checks and maintenance of all equipment associated with” fire.
It would then seek to establish that adequate policies are in place, being followed, and highlighted to all those that may be affected. Further, it would seek to check that review of the policies is carried out and findings recorded.
An assessor has to have a comprehensive understanding of not only The Act, but also all the physical and documentary requirements that apply. They should understand how building construction effects fire transmission, when an alarm is required and the extent of any fire warning system that might need to be installed. They also have to consider the issues of arson, building lighting and electrical systems. A proper qualified and experienced professional provides that and can also negotiate on your behalf with the enforcing authorities.
You can take as little or as much of our package as you wish and we will always tailor our services to your needs.