Fire Prevention

That fire prevention is better than the cure goes without saying, and that has been recognised in the latest legislation. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) Order in England and Wales, or Part 3 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 in Scotland, now require that all non-domestic properties are assessed for fire risk by a competent person.
That responsibility is far ranging, for not only does it cover your own premises, but the effects it may have on your neighbours’ property and the safety of the fire fighters who enter your site.
For landlords of residential properties and managing agents, these acts have greater impact; they apply to all residential properties with communal parts and so cover blocks of apartments, houses converted into self-contained flats and Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs). These now require a Fire Risk Assessment to be carried out on all communal areas and a fire policy to be in place for each individual block of apartments.
Fire risk assessment is, therefore, a substantial undertaking, and while some may feel able to carry it out on their own, many prefer the security of asking a qualified expert to do so on their behalf.
Our in-house team of fire risk assessors has completed IFE accredited training and is a member of The Institute of Fire Engineers, so you can be sure that every assessment we carry out is conducted to the highest standards. Something that’s equally true of our Health and Safety assessments and the consultancy and support we offer to all our clients.