Fire Risk Assessments Bristol & Swindon

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Expert Fire Safety Risk Assessments in Bristol

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO) The RRFSO came into force on 1 October 2006, and means businesses must carry out a Fire Safety Risk Assessment.

The object of this act is to move towards a greater emphasis on Fire Prevention with similar principles to other Health & Safety policies.

This also means that by law someone will be responsible and held accountable for this Fire Safety regulation.

 

Who does it apply to?

  • All commercial premises
  • All licensed Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs)
  • Properties with two or more dwellings

Who is responsible?

It could be the employer, owner, landlord, a member of the management group, or via a managing agent.

This person has to ensure a Fire Risk Assessment is carried out.

There also needs to be an assistant identified to help support the main person.

All staff need to be trained and must ‘do their bit’ including being vigilant for potential fire hazards.

What will happen if you fail to meet the regulations?

The responsibility of the named person is not only to meet initial Fire Safety standards but to also ensure a continued effectiveness, which will be reviewed annually.

The Fire Brigade, Health and Safety executives and Local authorities have enforcing powers allowing them to enter premises, inspect records, force alterations and even shut down and possibly Prosecute where Fire Safety regulations have not been met.

 

Types of Fire Risk Assessment we offer covering Bristol, Swindon, Gloucester and South Wales area’s.

Type 1

Type 1 is the most common type of Fire Risk Assessment and is usually sufficient for most purpose-built blocks of flats and conversions. Type 1 is a non-destructive assessment of the common parts of the building, not the private dwellings. In general, access to these occupied areas (such as flats) is not expected or required unless there is there is reason to believe that there may be significant health and safety issues inside.

The only exception is where you may have arranged to view the tenant’s front doors as part of the assessment. In some occurrences, the action plan of the Type 1 may recommend one of the other types be carried out. Recommendations of other types of FRAs should be backed up with a clear justification as to why a more intrusive inspection is required.

Type 3

Type 3 FRAs go beyond the requirements of the law by considering the flats as well as the common parts. Areas such as means of escape, compartmentation between flats and means of fire detection are considered in all areas including the flats.

The Type 3 FRA, like the type 1, is non-destructive and is usually considered necessary if it is thought there may be a fire risk inside of the flats.

Fire Prevention is the law

  • Fire Prevention Help and Guidance
  • Meet all legalisation
  • Residential and Commercial
  • From £295 + VAT

Free Fire Risk Guidance & Advice

To ask for advice or to arrange a free no obligation survey on any of our listed services or for any other fire & security related question contact our team on 0117 9748 999, email info@cannonsecurity.co.uk or select one of the two options below.

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Bristol: 0117 9748 999
The Old Church,
113A Gloucester Road North,
Filton, Bristol
BS34 7PT

Swindon: 01793 433 999 
Regus House
Windmill Hill Business Park
Swindon
SN5 6QR