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A Fire Risk Assessment is one of the most important things an employer must do.

It is a legal requirement
Failure to comply could mean prosecution!

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What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

A fire risk assessment is an organised and methodical look at your premises , the activities

carried on there and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and

around the premises.


The aims of a risk assessment are:


•   To identify the fire hazards

•   To reduce the risk of those hazards (when they can't be removed completely)

•   To decide what physical fire precautions and management arrangements are necessary to

      ensure the safety of people in your premises if a fire does start

How can we help?

Our team of trained and experienced Fire Risk Assessors will visit your premises and
compile a detailed report to enable you to comply with the above legislation.


They will advise on possible solutions and give advice on any potential hazards leaving you
to do what you do best - run your business!

Why choose us for your fire risk assessment?

As outsiders that are not familiar with your premises or operations carried out there, we can
usually be more perceptive to possible fire risks than most owners, employers and

Owners and employees can sometimes be inclined to overlook certain situations,
problems or risks in the interests of short term business requirements. They can sometimes
become so used to seeing an object or an activity that they don't deem to be a fire risk, that
they don't actually realise that there is a problem.


Legislation is constantly changing and it is difficult for the busy business owner to keep up to

date with all the changes.

Our Fire Risk Assessors have been trained by one or more of the Fire Protection Association,
Nebosh and Colin Todd of C.S. Todd and Associates Ltd and take regular refresher courses 
as and when required to ensure their knowledge is regularly updated..


We can provide you with a comprehensive professional written assessment of the risks

prevalent in your business which will satisfy your insurance company, Fire authority,

Local council and Health and Safety officer.

What methodology do we use for your fire risk assessment?

We use PAS 79 which sets out a methodology for undertaking a fire risk assessment.
Although not a British Standard, it is a Publicly Available Specification and it has been

developed and published by the British Standards Institution, 

PAS 79 includes a format for a report for recording the fire risk assessment.


The format of the documentation contained in PAS79 is considered by the Chief Fire Officers’

Association to be one suitable format for recording significant findings of a suitable and

sufficient fire risk assessment.

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The Fire and Rescue Services
(Northern Ireland) Order 2006

     Duties of employers to employees
25. - (2) Each employer shall 
(a) carry out an assessment of the workplace for the purpose of identifying any risks to the safety of his employees in respect of harm caused by fire in the workplace; and
(b) take in relation to the workplace such of the fire safety measures as are necessary to enable him to comply with the duty imposed by paragraph (1).
read original legislation...
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