- Gather all relevant information with regards to the building itself, to include its construction date, size, use, occupation, fire history, false alarms as well as people present or likely to be.
- Identify hazards, defining their characteristics and controls in place.
- Assess the likelihood of fire in relation to the above.
- Determine the fire protection measures to include escape routes, equipment for identification.
- Obtain and assess the management of the building, its services including staff training
- Investigate the likely consequences of fire, the consequences to people and whether control measures in place are adequate.
- Assess the fire risk and the potential consequences should one occur.
- Formulate and document an action plan to reduce risk.
- Set a review date.
Shield have adopted and trained in PAS79 (Public Available Specifications for Fire Risk Assessment and its Methodology) issued by the British Standards Institute. We will complete PAS79 documentation which will form part of your fire safety management file and this will assist you to be compliant with current fire legislation.
What don’t we do?
We are a completely independent and impartial fire risk assessment company. We don’t sell any form of fire equipment and in many cases may be able to save you money on contract servicing costs for equipment that you have but may not require.
We don't continually contact you to purchase other services. We don't leave you unaware of your responsibilities and where your liabilities lie. We don't charge a one off fee, carry out an assessment and close all communication. We are contactable all year round to help with your company's compliance and can assist you with ongoing reviews if necessary.
Properties that we carryout fire risk assessments on include but not limited to:
Shops of all sizes where the business employs 5 or more people, even if spread across a number of different properties.
It is mandatory for any premises that is licensed to have a fire risk assessment.
This includes voluntary run organisations such as football clubs, village halls etc.
This includes nurseries, play groups as well as high schools and colleges.
This can included self contained offices or rented space within a larger office building.
To include house of multiple occupation, flats that have a communal area of any size.
- Community halls & premises
- Houses of Multiple occupancy (HMO)
- Premises that provide care, including care homes
- Hotels & hostels
- Places of worship
- Factories & warehouses
- Industrial units