Fire Risk Assessments

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With extensive experience and qualification in Fire Risk Assessments, BEFS Ltd provides informative reports for our clients that detail all the actions needed to maintain fire safety compliance.

There are a number of types of FRA. At BEFS Ltd we can assess the individual needs of a client and advise them of which documents are suitable.

Below are two examples of different types of risk assessment for blocks of flats. The details of these would be adjusted for other building types depending on the needs of a client:

Type 1 Assessment

We will carry out a non-destructive assessment of the common parts of a building. This includes:

  • Completion of a detailed, high-standard Fire Risk Assessment report that is compliant with PAS79.
  • 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
  • A comprehensive assessment report including the significant findings, issues identified, and actions required.

Please note that entry into the flats beyond the front door is not included in a type 1 survey.

Type 2 Assessment (Holistic FRA)

We can 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:

  • This involves a type one FRA (see above)
  • A desk top assessment of the external wall survey report
  • A Holistic assessment of the whole building
  • Any recommendations on any mitigation that may be needed to reduce any life safety risk detailed in the FRA.

This report will be compliant with Article 6 of the RRO 2005.

The Law

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.

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