Fire Safety Risk Assessments in North London
What is a Fire Safety Risk Assessment?
Simply put, a fire safety risk assessment identifies and evaluates the hazards and risks of fire within a building and can be a blueprint to set out how to reduce the risk of fire. Commercial buildings also require the risk assessment findings to be logged, so ensure that you are keeping a record of them. You will need to undergo a fire risk assessment at least once a year, or if there have been changes to the structure or activity of the premises.
So, if your business premises requires a fire risk assessment in North London, ESP have got you covered, both on the legal and safety fronts. With hundreds of customers served and years of experience working with businesses in Camden, Finchley, Angel, and the surrounding area, we are North London’s go-to fire risk assessment company.
What We Do
At ESP, we carry out bespoke fire risk assessments in London and the surrounding areas to ensure that your premises is compliant with legal requirements and regulatory bodies.
We will visit your business premises and ensure all aspects of your fire safety is included in your risk assessment, so you can have peace of mind knowing that the occupants of your building will be protected, should the worst happen.
Fires are sorted into the following classifications, depending on the materials that may have caused the fire:
- Class A: involves fires that are caused by paper and wood.
- Class B: caused by flammable liquids, such as oil.
- Class C: These target flammable gases such as butane and propane.
- Class D: these fires are caused by combustible metals, making them best placed in industrial settings.
- Electric: If a fire has been caused by an electrical appliance, extinguishers with the electric symbol are most effective. This is more likely to happen in places where the volume of electrical goods is high, such as offices etc.
- Finally, fires caused by fats, such as deep fat fryers are sorted into their own classification.
Do I Need a Fire Risk Assessment?
It is a legal requirement if you are an employer with five or more employees in the UK. The principle of having fire risk assessments is also to prevent injuries or fatalities that could be caused in case of a fire, so it is vital that your business regularly gets them carried out.
Who is Responsible for a Fire Risk Assessment?
Anyone responsible for the business or building would need to make the required arrangements, as well as documenting them in writing.
What We Do
What Happens in a Fire Risk Assessment?
This will largely depend on the layout and nature of the premises – for example, the fire risk assessment for a restaurant could potentially be different to that of an office, etc. The main guiding principles of a fire risk assessment include:
- Getting a line plan of the premises
- Evaluating the features and structures of the building, including emergency routes and fire exits
- Identifying persons most at risk in the event of a fire
- Identifying hazards, electrical goods, ignition sources and substances that could cause fires
- Identifying acts that could cause fire emergencies e.g. smoking near sources of ignition
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Do you want to find out how your business can become compliant and safe? From Finchley to Camden, Angel, and the surrounding area, we offer affordable, effective fire safety risk assessments to businesses across North London.