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Fire Risk Assessment

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person of any non domestic premises to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA), including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk from fire and identify persons at risk. Where there are five or more employees a record must be kept of significant findings. FRAs should be undertaken annually (dependant on the building use) and the risk assessment itself is a live document which should be reassessed regularly, particularly when any changes are made to the building.

Nobody knows as much about the business as the Responsible Person but if they are not confident in their own ability to complete their fire risk assessment then they can arrange for a suitably qualified or experienced person to complete the assessment on their behalf.

This is where Conrad Wolfe can help, with years of experience and qualification in FRAs we can provide a suitable and sufficient report for you that details all the actions needed to maintain fire safety compliance.

As an example below, here are the different types of risk assessment for blocks of flats. This would be adjusted depending on your needs for other building types:

Type 1 assessment

Non-destructive assessment of the common parts of a building.

  • Completion of the Fire Risk Assessment report that is in compliance with PAS79 but with more detail to a higher standard.
  • Consideration of the external materials of the building
  • Consideration of compartmentation between common areas and the flats
  • Inspection of a sample of service risers on all floors
  • Inspection above a sample of readily accessible demountable false ceilings if present
  • Inspection of a sample of flat front doors
  • Comprehensive assessment report to include the significant findings, issues identified and actions required
  • Entry into the flats beyond the front door is not included in a type 1 survey.

Holistic FRA

We carry out Holistic Fire Risk Assessments that take account of external wall surveys and the impact they may have on the overall building. This involves a type one FRA followed by a desk top assessment of the external wall survey report and then a holistic assessment of the whole building is detailed. The recommendations on any mitigation that may be needed to reduce any life safety risk are detailed in the FRA. The report will be in compliance with Article 6 of the RRO 2005.

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