Using fire risk assessments to mitigate blaze risks.
The month of May saw the National Fire Chiefs Council promote Sprinkler Week to encourage a greater understanding of using fire sprinkler systems to mitigate the effects of a blaze.
Fire sprinkler systems are essential in business and social settings to try to alleviate the risk of what can be totally devastating environmental and economic damage by fire.
You can protect your property and workforce from the dangers of fire through using fire risk assessments, which provide guidance and recommendations to make your property fire safe.
Acorn Safety Services regularly carry out vital Fire Risk Assessments in Northamptonshire and across the country.
Why should you be using Fire Risk Assessments?
A Fire Risk Assessment looks at any potential fire risk within a property and any subsequent safety measures that need to be implemented in order to minimise that risk.
They are required in the UK for non-domestic properties and for any communal areas inside a rented property.
Findings from a fire risk assessment must be shared with employees, habitants and anyone else who might be affected. These stakeholders must also be provided with an emergency plan of action in case of a fire.
Using fire risk assessments in the workplace should also include the identification of relevant training and fire safety instructions for staff.
Acorn Safety Services undertake Fire Risk Assessments on all types of properties such as domestic homeowners for sale purposes, multiple occupation houses, communal areas in letting properties on behalf of owners and landlords, office blocks, warehouses, religious institutions, and any other commercial property that has a need for a fire risk assessment.
Findings from using fire risk assessments can uncover easy to fix problems such as a lack of fire extinguishers in a property or missing fire exit signage. Some companies discover they need to invest in fire training for staff or put new procedures in place such as fire marshalls, evacuation drills and emergency meeting points.
Our Fire Risk Assessment Staff
Our Health and Safety Manager John Crockett has a British Safety Council Fire Risk Assessor qualification, which he has held since 2007.
Our staff also have qualifications such as NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management, City & Guilds certificates in Fire Door Inspection and the Institute of Fire Engineers Portable Fire Extinguisher Recharging & Maintenance.
Our dedication and passion for fire safety has also led to us recently becoming affiliated members of the Institute of Fire Managers with the whole workforce becoming associated members at Tier 1 level.
What is the Institute of Fire Safety Managers?
The Institute of Fire Safety Managers is a well-respected professional body of individuals and companies who are all passionate about and dedicated to raising the awareness of fire safety in their own region, across the UK and around the globe.
Members actively promote “fire prevention, fire protection and reducing the risk from fire as far as reasonably practicable” and are at the forefront of everything fire prevention, advising others, keeping up with industry news and working in collaboration with other fire related organisations worldwide.
What does this mean?
It means Acorn Safety Services continue to spearhead best practice for the industry, working with leading organisations to ensure that vital safety checks are undertaken and people and property is protected by mitigating avoidable risk.
If you know that your workplace needs some improvement in fire and evacuation procedures and would benefit from using fire risk assessments, get in touch today. We can advise you on all the necessary fire extinguishers, relevant fire safety training and preventative measures to protect your workforce and your property.