Fire Safety Risk Assessment
Before we complete the Fire Safety Risk Assessment, we will need to do some preparatory work. This mainly involves gathering information before conducting a walkabout of the premises. Phoenix STS have qualified and experienced Fire Safety Consultants to help you with your Fire Safety Risk Assessment. Our fire safety consultant will visit your workplace, review your fire safety documentation and organisational arrangements. We will complete a Fire Safety Risk Assessment considering the occupancy type, activities in the building, building layout, equipment and processes, and the number of occupants at risk should a fire occur. Phoenix STS is a leading fire risk assessment provider in Ireland with a countrywide service. Due to our decades-long experience in the fire, health and safety sector, we have aided small, medium, and big enterprises and organisations formulate their fire risk assessments, including healthcare premises such as nursing homes.
Our Fire Safety Consultants can act as ‘Competent Persons’ and work with staff in your organisation to ensure excellent awareness of fire safety management controls, fire safety risks and implement recommendations appropriate to your business’s needs. The assessment is carried out to a recognised standard, “PAS 79-1:2020”.
It is estimated that over 90% of workplace fires in Ireland are caused by human error. Further investigation indicates that, of the many enterprises that have been affected by a fire, up to 80% of them do not return to normal operations. The devastating consequences of fire cannot be overlooked: people, structures, lives, and livelihoods may all be lost.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 include employers’ need to have fire safety risk assessments that identify fire hazards, with a systematic evaluation of threats and vulnerabilities to determine whether a risk of harm to workers or the general public exists.
The information included in our Fire Safety Risk Assessment report will help managers by providing direction on their actions. It will also make the client feel more confident in making their own decisions moving forward. The assessment clearly and quickly identifies areas of compliance and non-compliance. It gives solutions to these problem areas when required to fulfil both best practice and current regulations.
Steps to Fire Safety Risk Assessments;
- The first step of a fire safety risk assessment is to identify all of the fire hazards in your workplace
- Identify the people at risk
- Review means of escape escape routes
- Review internal and external fire spread risks
- Review smoke control systems
- Review the storage’s and use of flammable, explosive or potentially explosive materials
- Review fire detection & alarm systems
- Review emergency lighting (escape lighting)
- Review fire-fighting equipment
- Review fire safety signs
- Review access and facilities for the fire service
- Review emergency plans and fire safety register
- Review fire safety management system
- Review employee fire safety training
- Evaluate the hazards and risks
- Record our findings
- Prepare a fire safety audit report with clear recommendations
On completion of the fire safety audit, you will be presented with a fire safety audit report. This report will highlight non-compliance with building regulations or fire safety legislation. Also, highlight where fire safety training is required to ensure compliance, including a prioritised action plan for implementation to ensure compliance with fire safety legislation, guidance and best practice.