Fire risk assessments are an essential part of fire safety and protection. They take place because they offer the chance to anaylse potential dangers and hazards before they actually have a moment to cause any trouble or harm.
Once you know what to look out for, you can plan and prepare for it. Fire risk assessments are important for any type of building but in this blog we will highlight why they’re effective and useful for offices.
In this blog, we’ll cover the key points of fire risk assessments for offices including;-
- Understanding the importance of fire risk assessments
- Step-by-step guide to conducting a fire risk assessment
- Importance of fire risk assessments for your your office
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What Is A Fire Risk Assessment?
A fire risk assessment is essentially an organised review of a building, done by a professional fire safety and protection company, to identify risks and hazards in the vicinity. Every inch of a room or building is covered to ensure it’s been inspected properly. The details and findings are recorded and presented back to the building owner or occupier.
Business Safety Solutions carry out a set process for our fire risk assessments for offices which is systematic and thorough. If you choose to work with us, we will run through this process from start to finish so that you’re fully informed with no unanswered questions.
Fire Risk Assessments For Offices
Offices vary massively in terms of how they look, what you put in them, the size of them, the scale and the flow of human traffic entering and leaving on a daily basis.
A fire risk assessment is in fact a legal requirement for all buildings that aren’t a single dwelling. This of course means that office spaces certainly need to have one done. In your typical office, there will be lots of electrical equipment, a kitchen area, some functional spaces and more.
This might not sound like a problematic group of areas but there is always the potential for something to happen. For example, electricity could blow a fuse and spark, a cooker could blow and various other things. For this reason, fire risk assessments, done by a proper company, are absolutely necessary, aside from their legal bearing.
Our Fire Risk Assessment Process
Fire risk assessments for offices typically involve four key steps;-
•Identify potential risks and hazards throughout the property where fire risks many be prevalent.
The first part of the process is to ‘identify’. This means doing a thorough inspection of the office whilst logging all the potential risks and hazards. No stone is left unturned in this part of the process because we need to know what could cause issues in relation to fire.
•Decide who could be harmed and how. Also who is at the most risk currently.
The second step of the process is to ‘decide’ the next best steps based on our findings. In this part we look at who is affected by the threats and plan what the best thing to do about it is.
•Reduce these risks to a level that is as low as possible.
The third step is ‘reduce’ which means we look at reducing the risks. So we actually implement processes and directions in order to deal with the risks and hazards.
•Evaluate the safety precautions that need to be put in place and implement.
The fourth and final part of the process is ‘evaluate’. So, once the implementations have been put in place, we monitor how well they’re doing which involves regular site visits. We can go into more detail about our specific process when you get in touch but in essence, we will make sure your office is assessed fully and properly.
Contact Us Today
We are Business Safety Solutions and we are the fire risk assessment specialists. We’ve been working in different industries and sectors for many years. As a result we’ve provided fire risk assessments for a plethora of offices including single story, multi storey and large scale sites across the UK. Our team has the knowledge, experience and attention to detail to ensure your office is protected.