Do You Need A Fire Risk Assessment In Cornwall?
CJS Specialist Building Surveyors offer fire risk assessments in Cornwall and surrounding areas at a competitive price. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, effective 1st October 2006, is applicable to ALL UK Businesses and Organisations, which can be inspected by the Fire Authorities for compliance.
A fire risk assessment is a process involving the systematic evaluation of the factors that determine the hazard from fire, the likelihood that there will be a fire and the consequences if one were to occur.
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Whats involved in a Fire Risk Assessment?
A fire risk assessment involves a physical inspection of the building to determine the adequacy of the existing fire precautions and the need for any additional measures. However, of equal importance to the physical inspection is a review of fire safety management in the organisation and consideration of the human factors – how people will respond to an emergency and whether they will take appropriate action.
There are practical limits to the extent of the survey and evaluation of the fire precautions. For example, in undertaking a fire risk assessment, we would not carry out detailed engineering evaluation or testing of fire protection systems, emergency escape lighting, etc. However, we would inspect such systems visually. Where appropriate, we would identify the need for any further engineering evaluation.
The Fire Risk Assessment will generally follow the principles contained within ‘The Fire Safety Risk Assessment Guidance Documents’ which recommend a five-step approach:
- Identify Hazards
- Identify persons at risk in the event of a fire
- Evaluate the risks
- Record the significant findings and actions to be taken
- Keep assessment under review
Not Just Fire Risk Assessments, Not Just Cornwall
CJS Specialist Building Surveyors also carry out assessments in the following areas: