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What is a Fire Risk

Risk is encountered everyday as part of life, for this reason active risk management is a critical

element in every business or organisation regardless of size.

The person responsible for the Management of fire risk is generally the employer at a business premises or in the case of a block of flats the landlord.  They have a duty to ensure that precautions are implemented to ensure the safety of the Employees and other Relevant Persons (Visitors and Contractors) at their Premises.

Why Carry out a Fire Risk Assessment

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the “Responsible Person” (RP) of most non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment.

A Fire Risk Assessment is an essential aspect of any business’s safety management system. By identifying potential fire hazards and taking necessary measures to eliminate or reduce them, business owners can ensure the safety of their employees, customers, and assets. Moreover, conducting regular Fire Risk Assessments and implementing fire safety plans can help businesses comply with legal requirements and regulations.

What is a Fire Risk Assessment

A Fire Risk Assessment is a methodical process designed to identify potential fire hazards within a premises and evaluate the associated level of risk. During the assessment, all factors contributing to fire occurrence and spread are carefully considered, including the building’s structure, the presence of flammable materials, and the nature of activities conducted on the premises. The primary goal is to assess the likelihood of a fire starting and the potential harm it may cause to individuals within and around the premises, also known as relevant people.

Typically, the responsibility for conducting the fire risk assessment lies with the employer at a business premises or, in the case of residential blocks, the landlord. They bear the duty of ensuring the assessment is up-to-date and accurately encompasses all fire risks present in the premises. To achieve this, regular reviews of the risk assessment are necessary to adapt to any changes or developments.

According to legislation, the fire risk assessment must be carried out by a competent person. Such an individual should possess a solid understanding of basic fire safety principles, competence in conducting fire risk assessments, and the necessary knowledge related to the specific premises under consideration.

For an individual to be deemed ‘competent’ in the context of the Fire Safety Order, they must demonstrate sufficient training, experience, knowledge, and other qualities that enable them to effectively assist in implementing preventive and protective measures against fire hazards. It is crucial to have someone with the right expertise to carry out the assessment, ensuring that potential fire risks are accurately identified and suitable measures are put in place to safeguard the premises and its occupants

Why Black Mountain Fire Consultants?

At Black Mountain Fire Consultants, we take immense pride in our commitment to competence and continuous professional development. Our dedication to excellence is evident as we adhere to the national standard PAS 79, published by the esteemed British Standards Institute. This ensures that your risk assessment will be conducted to the highest possible standard, instilling confidence in the results.

What sets us apart is not just our adherence to standards, but also our extensive experience and qualifications in Fire Engineering and risk management. We believe in sharing our knowledge and expertise to help you effectively manage your risks and ensure compliance with legislation. Beyond life safety, we also provide valuable guidance and solutions to protect your property and maintain business continuity in the face of fire-related risks.

Whether you require a tailored Fire Engineered solution, a comprehensive fire strategy, a detailed Fire risk assessment, specialized training, or simply some reliable advice, you can count on us. Reach out to us today to ensure that your business’s fire risk is managed with utmost effectiveness and care. We are here to support you every step of the way.

Fire Safety Measures To Consider

There are several fire safety measures that businesses can implement to prevent and reduce the risk of fire in their premises. Some of these measures include:

1. Install smoke detectors and fire alarms in all areas of the premises.

Installing smoke detectors and fire alarms in all areas of the premises is a crucial fire safety measure that businesses should implement.

2. Keep fire extinguishers in easily accessible areas and ensure that they are in good working condition.

By keeping fire extinguishers in easily accessible areas and ensuring that they are in good working condition, you are not only taking proactive measures to prevent fires but also ensuring that you are well-equipped to deal with them should they occur.

3. Ensure that all electrical installations and appliances are in good condition and regularly maintained.

Regularly maintaining and ensuring that all electrical installations and appliances are in good condition is not only essential for fire safety but also helps to prevent potential hazards that may arise from electrical faults.

4. Train employees on fire safety measures, including evacuation procedures and the use of fire extinguishers.

Training employees on fire safety measures, such as evacuation procedures and the proper use of fire extinguishers, is crucial for preventing workplace fires and ensuring that everyone is well-prepared in the event of an emergency.

5. Develop an emergency evacuation plan and conduct regular evacuation drills.

Developing an emergency evacuation plan and conducting regular evacuation drills are essential components of fire safety in any workplace, as they can help to minimise the risk of injuries and fatalities by ensuring that everyone knows what to do and where to go in the event of a fire.

6. Ensure that all escape routes are clearly marked and free from obstruction.

Having clearly marked and obstruction-free escape routes is not just a fire safety requirement but also a critical measure that can make a difference between a safe evacuation and a potential disaster in the event of an emergency.

Our Reviews

Black Mountain Fire Consultants have undertaken a number of Fire Sprinkler installations for our clients, Geraint and the team are very professional, have a very good understanding of sprinkler systems and Legislation and are able to explain to the customer the requirements of the system, answer any questions they have in detail.
During the installation process the the team strive for perfection, ensure the site is clean and tidy before they leave and ensure they hold our values and reputation in the highest regard. Highly Recommended.
Emyr Bowyer
RBE Construction Ltd
I recently had Black Mountain Fire install a heat alarm in my kitchen, and I am very impressed with their service. The technician arrived on time and worked efficiently to install the alarm without disrupting my day. They even went above and beyond by giving me advice on fire safety in my kitchen and showing me how to use the alarm properly.

I highly recommend Black Mountain Fire for anyone looking for a reliable and professional fire safety company.
Mark Sommers

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