Fire Risk Assessments
Identifying the Potential Risks
Do I need a Fire Risk Assessment?
You need a Fire Risk Assessment if:
- You are responsible for business premises
- You are an employer or self-employed with business premises
- You are responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes
- You are a charity or voluntary organisation
- You are a contractor with a degree of control over any premises
- You are providing accommodation for paying guests
You have a legal requirement to have a fire risk assessment, but it also makes sense to want to protect the people and all the other assets in your business.
A fire risk assessment is a methodical investigation of a business premises, highlighting the fire risks and safety levels of the surroundings.
All of our team are highly experienced and qualified Fire Risk Assessors. Wyvern Risk Management is an affiliate organisation of the Institution of Fire Engineers and has carried out 100’s of Fire Risk Assessments in Bristol, Bath and the South West in the last few years.
With our Fixed prices starting at £199 you will have no nasty surprises.
Housing Fire Risk Assessments
What do I need to do as a landlord, management agency or private individual when selling my flat?
The freeholder of a leasehold block of flats, whether purpose built or a conversion, has the legal responsibility to carry out a fire risk assessment for the block and, based on the result of that assessment, to install features which ensure that the whole building and all the flats within it are compliant with the legal standards required for fire safety. Such measures are in place to protect tenants from the effects of fire.
The results of the Fire Risk Assessment must be recorded, carefully stored and made available for inspecting by fire authority inspection officers, local council inspecting officers and your tenants. These assessments must be renewed or replaced periodically.
Wyvern Risk Management will produce as a PDF using the latest version of PAS 79:2020 as an approved industry standard template sent directly to your email. You will then need to provide a record of this assessment to tenants.
What does my fire risk assessment include?
The fire risk assessment displays the following information:
- The Responsible Person
- Contact details and address
- The standards that are applied to the findings of the reports and the governing legislation that applies to the premises
- Information on any non-compliances and actions taken to fix them (time bound planning)
- Photographic evidence of non-compliances to aid easy identification for maintenance
- Evidence of routine maintenance or servicing undertaken
An accurate compliant fire risk assessment that is regularly reviewed not only ensures you are legally compliant but gives you peace of mind.
Our Assessment Process
When you call on Wyvern Risk Management to undertake your Fire Risk Assessment in Bristol, Bath or the South West one of our experienced competent team will attend your property and undertake a non-destructive assessment, inspecting ‘common’ or ‘shared’ areas.
The fire risk assessor will view the following:
- Check escape routes are clear, signed and easily accessible
- Physically check entry doors and sample flat doors for fire integrity
- Check the correct alarm and detection system is operating where fitted
- Visually inspect emergency escape lighting is correctly installed and operating
- Review maintenance and safety checks testing paperwork is correct and current
- Ensure notices, signage and instructions are clear, correct and available for tenants, visitors or owners of the property
Commercial Fire Risk Assessments
What do I need to do as an owner of a commercial business?
The owner of a commercial business who employs five or more people has the legal responsibility to carry out a written fire risk assessment for businesses. They must install features which ensure that the whole building, the management processes and its staff are compliant with the legal standards required for fire safety.
The results of the Fire Risk Assessment must be recorded and made available for inspecting by fire authority inspection officers. Your business insurers will also want to see evidence of compliance.
Wyvern Risk Management, using its bespoke cloud-based software ‘ComplianceOnline’, will inspect, audit, and assess your premises on your behalf so you can concentrate on running your business.
The cloud-based fire risk assessment ensures you always have the current LIVE status of your companies compliance across all your locations and all your devices.
What are the benefits of a ‘ComplianceOnline’ assessment?
- Reports are based on a PAS79 template and complies with current UK legislation
- Enables you to login instantly and view all of your Fire Risk Assessments reports in one place
- Online system cuts down on outdated paper trails (PDF reports are still available)
- Instant access allows you to see all actions due for your building(s) and any overdue
- Simple and easy to use system
- You can update your reports at any time, which provides an instant audit trail and evidence for fire safety compliance
- Ability to view severity of risk across your portfolio
- Re-assurance and ability to control your risks and plan within budget
Our ‘ComplianceOnline’ Assessment Process
When you call on Wyvern Risk Management to undertake your fire risk assessment in Bristol, Bath and the South West one of our experienced competent team will attend your business
- On completion, it will be hosted on our cloud based online system ‘ComplianceOnline’ which can be accessed by yourself or any authorised company employees.
- Actions are colour coded, listed in order of priority ensuring the most cost-effective solutions for any areas where your property is non-compliant.
- By law every employer must maintain a fire logbook. There is an option for the logbook to be stored online, safer from fire and easily accessible. You can update it at any time, always ensuring total compliance.
- Action plans includes assessors notes, floor plans (if available) and photos, to show you exactly what and where the problem is.
- Once addressed the non-compliance can either be signed off as ‘Action Completed’ or added as a status update to show work still in progress. Once completed, upload your own photos to show the result and it will be immediately removed from your Action Plan and sent to the Archive.
- All PPM documents & certificates can be stored on the portal.
Make Sure You Are Legally Compliant
For peace of mind, call Wyvern Risk Management today for more information on 0800 593 0916.
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