Fire Risk Assessments
RES provide a comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment Service for Reading, Maidenhead, Slough, Newbury and surrounding areas in accordance with the RRFSO. We cover Reading, Maidenhead, Slough, Newbury and the surrounding areas.
- Fire risk assessments and 'Competant person' reviews
- Fire safety reviews and audits
- Fire safety for businesses
- Fire Plans and Emergency Plans
- Fire consultancy advice
RES have in-house fire risk assessors supported by highly trained technicians and engineers in their fields of expertise as well as a number of specialist consultants all independently qualified as a 'competent person'. This places RES Group in an enviable position of being able to provide practical and cost effective 'fire safety engineering solutions' for our clients.
Fire safety law changed in October 2006 with the introduction of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO) - affecting all non-domestic premises in England and Wales. The RRFSO simplifies over 70 pieces of previous fire safety legislation and repealed Acts such as the the Fire Precautions Act 1971, the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (amended 1999). The objective of the new law is to reduce death, injury and damage caused by fire by placing the responsibility for fire safety on the employer or ‘Responsible Person’ for that building or premises. The main effect of the changes is a move towards greater emphasis on fire prevention and accountability.
Free Five Steps Guide
Under the Fire Safety Order the 'Responsible Person' for each premises is required to carry out a fire risk assessment and take steps to reduce or remove fire risks. Businesses no longer need a fire certificate and fire certificates are no longer be valid, Enforcing Authority Inspections will continue and evidence of the fire risk assessments will be required. The 'Responsible Person' is the person/s who owns or controls the business. This is also the owner of the property. If the two are different they must share responsibility and are obliged to co-operate.
|Fire Safety Checklist
We have produced an example of a Fire Safety checklist for premises.
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|Government Guidance Notes
HM Government guidance notes covering the following premises are made available to help you prepare for the changes that have come into force:
Guide 1 - Offices and shops
The guides explain what you should do to comply with the fire safety order, help you to carry out and review a fire risk assessment and identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place and keep maintained.
The Responsible Person, with limited formal training or experience, should be able to carry out a basic fire risk assessment for their premises. If you read the fire safety guide and decide you are unable to apply the guidance then you should seek expert advice from a 'competent person'.
|Need more info on our Fire Risk Assessment Service
This document explains how the process of obtaining a Fire Risk Assessment works and the options available to our customers,>Click here to download
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