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Fire Risk Assessment
Fire Risk Assessments for Businesses
The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (FSA) and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO) apply to all business premises. It is a legal requirement for businesses and organisations to undertake Fire Risk Assessments in order to identify how to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire.
Types of Premises
Integrated Compliance Services have successfully assisted businesses throughout Scotland to adhere to their legal requirements of a Fire Risk Assessment. Types of premises we have worked with include:
- Factories and Warehouses
- Supermarkets, High Street Shops and Department Stores
- Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes
- Hotels and B&Bs
- Medical and dental practices
- Schools, Colleges and Universities
- Nurseries and care homes
- Sports centres and stadiums
- Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
- Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO)
It is vital to ensure that your Fire Risk Assessment is updated on a regular basis, ideally every 12 months. It is particularly important to do this if significant changes have been made to a premises or an organisation has increased its number of employees. It is also a requirement of some business insurance policies that regular Fire Risk Assessments are undertaken.
What’s covered in a Fire Risk Assessment?
- Fire and smoke detection measures
- Fire prevention measures
- Fire containment measures
- Fire hazards
- Storage and use of flammable materials
- Escape routes
- Emergency escape lighting
- Fire safety signs and notices
- Fire extinguishers and hose reels
- Systems testing and maintenance
- Resources for emergency services
- Fire safety management
- Training and drills
Who carries out the survey?
Fire Risk Assessors who are NEBOSH Fire Risk Management accredited. These assessors will survey accessible areas of a premises only and will not carry out destructive exposure. Integrated Compliance Services can arrange to get your Fire Risk Assessment carried out and will liaise with Fire Risk Assessors on your behalf.
Fire Risk Assessment Reporting
Integrated Compliance Services works alongside highly experienced Fire Risk Assessors who generate a Fire Risk Assessment report that will clearly detail all the actions necessary to ensure that fire risk procedures within the premises are up to standard and meet all legal requirements.
What is portable appliance testing?
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can’t be detected by testing alone.
A relatively brief user check (based upon simple training and perhaps assisted by the use of a brief checklist) can be a very useful part of any electrical maintenance regime. However, more formal visual inspection and testing by a competent person may also be required at appropriate intervals, depending upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is usedfind out more