Fire Risk Assessments Birmingham

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Why do I need a Fire Risk Assessment?

From 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 required the Responsible Person of any non domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment, including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire, and identify persons at risk.

Where there are 5 or more employees, a record must be kept of significant findings and a definition of a Responsible Person is contained in the above Order.

We can assist the responsible person in your organisation by providing them with compliant Fire Risk Assessments of your premises. Whether that’s fire detection and warning, planning escape routes, ensuring signs and notices are clear and up-to-date, and even comprehensive preparation for fire fighting a blaze (should the worst happen).

We are even able, through our award winning training programs, to train one or more members of your staff to complete your Fire Risk Assessment, all the time maintaining the consistency and safety of an in depth Fire Risk Assessment that business’ across the wider Midlands area have come to rely on.

At MAGG we have a broad portfolio of business that rely on our Fire Risk Assessments to ensure they are continuing to operate in a safe environment, from sole traders to multinational companies with staff running into hundreds of people.

For further reading on why you should appoint a professional Fire Risk Assessor, take a read of our blog.

We carry out fire risk assessments across the whole of the UK.


What is the objective of a Risk Assessment?

The principles contained in the fire safety order is to use a risk assessment approach, which is goal based and flexible. The Responsible Person generates the risks in the workplace, therefore, to safeguard the safety of employees, the Fire Risk Assessment document must:

  • Identifies the fire hazards
  • Identifies people at risk
  • Evaluates, removes or reduces the risks
  • Provide documented findings and an action plan

A Fire Risk Assessment takes into consideration:

  • Emergency routes and exits
  • Fire detection and warning systems
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • The removal or safe storage of dangerous substances
  • An emergency fire evacuation plan
  • The needs of vulnerable people, eg the elderly, young children or those with disabilities
  • Providing information to employees and other people on the premises
  • Staff fire safety training

Fire Risk Assessment Reviews

We always recommend a new Fire Risk Assessment is completed every time there is a significant change to your business, whether that’s a change in the physical structure of the building or a change of staff. However all Fire Risk Assessments must be reviewed every 12 months, and here at MAGG we take away the hassle of managing this annual review with our comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment management.

To experience how MAGG Group can help keep you, your team and your business Health & Fire Safe, call us on 0800 802 1888 or request a callback from one of our experienced members of staff.