Fire Risk Assessment
An in-depth fire risk assessment performed by expert fire risk assessors is not just a recommended fire protection policy for domestic and commercial buildings, it is a legal requirement in fire safety legislation. Here at Fire Immunity, we offer expert fire-first assessment services performed by our highly experienced team whose job it is to ensure everyone on your premises is safe. We provide our fire prevention services across a huge range of locations such as business premises, care homes, blocks of flats, HMO properties, retail outlets, warehouses, and so many more.
Expert Fire Risk Assessment Services Across Bristol
What Is A Fire Risk Assessment?
A fire risk assessment is a detailed assessment of a building or premises that aims to assess all potential fire risks and fire hazards. This is incredibly important to not only ensure that the building is safe, but that anyone who operates within the building is also safe. It is not only a hugely essential component of a business’s overall Fire safety Management Strategy, it is also a legal obligation which can be punishable by a monetary fine or even prison time.
What We Look Out For On Fire Risk Assessments?
There are a number of different things that our experienced fire risk assessors will look for during an assessment. During the assessment, we will be looking for any potential risks and fire hazards that could cause danger to the people within a property. This is so that adequate fire safety orders and measures can be put in place to minimise the risk and protect any within the building.
During our fire risk assessments, we will look out for:
- Clear emergency exits and routes in the case of a fire
- In operation fire alarms and fire detection will be tested
- Firefighting equipment such as fire extinguishers
- Fire doors were installed throughout the premises
- Any storage of dangerous or flammable substances
- Clear means of escape via a fire evacuation plan
- Ensure that the needs of vulnerable people such as the disabled or elderly are taken into account with all fire safety plans
- Fire safety trained staff
Accredited Fire Risk Assessment Services Performed By Experienced Fire Immunity Assessors
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that the fire risk assessment of a property must be performed by a ‘competent person’. Each member of our highly experienced team not only has a plethora of experience performing fire risk assessments, but they also have years of experience providing high-quality fire protection services all across the UK. So you can rest assured that you are in the most capable hands.
In addition to our high-quality fire risk assessments, we also provide a number of other fire protection services such as compartmentation surveys, penetration sealing, compounding, fire barriers, and so much more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Failure to comply with the regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005 by having a valid fire risk assessment can have huge consequences for a business. One of these consequences is that your building insurance will become invalid, which means that your building will not be covered for any damage to property or life in the event of a fire. In addition to this failing to have a fire risk assessment could also result in a big monetary fine or even prison time.
How long it takes for a fire risk assessment to be completed depends on how big the building is. The bigger the building, the longer the assessment will take to be completed in detail. However, it should usually take around 2 to 3 hours to be completed to an extremely high standard.
A fire risk assessment lasts 4 years from the date on which the assessment was conducted. This means that in order to stay fully fire safety compliant, you must have your premises reassessed every 4 years.
The minimum melting point for structural steel is at around 1130°C for carbon steel. This temperature rises to 1492°C for steel with 0% carbon.
However, the structural integrity of steel will begin to be compromised at 600°F and lose around half of its strength when it reaches 1100°F.