AFEC Fire Engineers conduct Building Safety Audits (regarding fire) outlining the issues the building may have with respect to code compliance or best practice. We endeavour to allow your building to comply with the building regulations and achieve best practice through practical fire safety engineering.
Fire Risk Assessment
Our aim is to ensure occupants of the building are safe and that businesses can operate within the law and in a safe environment.
Our Fire Engineers conduct assessments, identifying by category of building type i.e. Healthcare Premises, Assembly & Recreation, Office, Retail, Sleeping Accommodation, Residential, Residential Institutional, Transport Premises & Facilities etc.. the level of risk and how the risk is managed. It also identifies who is at risk and where the risk persists.
Our reports are practical and the measures which we outline achievable allowing a measurable reduction in the fire risk to the occupants and building premises overall risk.
A fire risk assessment is an organised and methodical look at your premises, the activities carried on there and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and around the premises.
The aims of the fire risk assessment are:
- To identify the fire hazards.
- To reduce the risk of those hazards causing harm to as low as reasonably practicable.
- To decide what physical fire precautions and management arrangements are necessary to ensure the safety of people in your premises if a fire does start.
- Hazard: anything that has the potential to cause harm.
- Risk: the chance of that harm occurring.
If your organisation employs five or more people, or your premises are licensed or an alterations notice requiring it is in force, then the significant findings of the fire risk assessment, the actions to be taken as a result of the assessment and details of
anyone especially at risk must be recorded.