Fire Risk Assessment
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that a Fire Risk Assessment is carried out on all commercial premises as well as communal areas of residential premises. It further requires that this assessment is undertaken by a ‘competent person’. The term ‘competent person’ is not defined, however the level of competency and experience required will vary drastically between premises, dependent on the risks.
Fire Risk Assessments should be 'standalone' legal documents and are needed to aid compliance to The Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order 2005, article 9. The most recent completed assessment should be kept on site and should be readily available for inspection by a Fire Officer.
The London Fire Brigade recommend that a fire risk assessment be completed annually. A key objective of this is to verify that the assessment is still relevant to the operation of the facility. A Fire Risk Assessment should be reviewed and amended as necessary following any significant physical change to the building (e.g. layout or variations including the introduction of new machinery and/or dangerous substances).
IFS provide the gold standard of Fire Risk Assessments by using only the highest caliber of assessors.
Our fire risk assessors produce detailed report in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. We concentrate on the five disciplines of a good fire safety strategy: