- August 26, 2017
- Posted by: Ian Hall
- Category: fire risk assessment
What types of premises require a Fire Safety Risk Assessment?
A fixed price service is available for all the types featured here, prices from only £175
All our consultants are ex Fire Service and Members of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers or The Institute of Fire Engineers.
Residential, Hotels and Hostels
This sector includes; Communal areas of Premises/Buildings where the main use is for sleeping accommodation that includes; Blocks of Flats, Apartments, Maisonettes and Houses in multiple occupation, HMO’s. Also included: Hotels, Hostels, sleeping, dining or other accommodation for Staff, Guests and Residents.
The Communal areas of sheltered accommodation, “Sleeping Areas” in Workplaces as in Licensed Premises and all Guest accommodation properties; Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Inns, Restaurants with rooms, Farmhouses and Self-catering accommodation. Homeless Persons’ Accommodation, Students Halls of Residence, Boarding Schools and Sleeping Accommodation in Seminaries and Religious Colleges are also included.
Guidance under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 would include:
- Department for Communities Local Government Guidance Fire Safety Risk Assessment Sleeping Accommodation.
- Local Government Group. Fire Safety in purpose built blocks of Flats. L11-335.
- LACORS. Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services. Local Government Regulations. Housing-Fire Safety. Guidance on Fire safety provisions for certain types of existing housing.
It may be that you have been compelled to get a Fire Risk Assessment by a Fire Brigade Notice, Governing Body or Licensing Authority. A Solicitor may ask for this to be carried out to complete the sale of your Flat. Whatever the requirement we can meet the need at a fixed price.
Commercial & Industrial
This sector includes; Office Buildings, individual Offices and Office spaces. It applies to Shops, Retail Premises including Kiosks and individual units including those within Shopping Centres. Warehouses, Factories, Manufacturing Premises and Storage Premises/Units are also included along with Car Parks, Transportation Terminals Interchanges, Airports and Railway Stations. Sub-surface, Bus and Coach Stations and similar Premises are included but exclude the means of transport themselves; the list of Transport facilities indicates the wide range of application of this guide.
Our Fire Safety Risk Assessments will be appropriate for assessing the Fire Risk in all relevant Premises, ranging from the smallest and simplest, to the largest and most complex.
Relevant Guidance for Premises in this sector includes Department for Communities Local Government Guidance. Fire Safety Risk Assessment
- Offices and Shops
- Warehouse and Factories
- Transport Premises and Facilities
In any Commercial and, or Industrial Premise, a Fire Risk Assessment would be a requirement to validate any Fire related Public and Product Liability, Employers and, or Professional Indemnity and Personal and or Building Insurance Cover and this may only become fully apparent if or when a Compensation Claim was made following an incident of Fire. A compliant Fire Risk Assessment will not only indicate appropriate Management procedures it will show due diligence. Don’t be caught out, be prepared. The findings of Fire Safety Risk Assessments should also feature within the Health & Safety Risk Assessment for the Premise
Care Homes & Health Care
This sector includes; Residential Care and Nursing Homes. The communal areas of Premises such as:
Sheltered Housing, where care is provided and other similar Premises, which are permanently staffed and where the primary use are the provision of care rather than Healthcare Premises. This sector also includes; Healthcare Premises where the uses are the provision of Treatments, Health related services and care.
Some Premises offer a broad spectrum of services ranging from specific to Holistic care, to meeting personal and, or Medical needs.
In either Residential Care or Healthcare Premise a Fire Risk Assessment would be a requirement of the relevant Governing body regardless of Public or Private sector status whether this is institutions such as the National Health Service or organisations such as the Care Quality Commission
Relevant Guidance for Premises in this sector include; Department for Communities Local Government Guidance. Fire Safety Risk Assessment.
- Residential Care Premises
Typical places for Residential Care include those where care is provided for: the elderly or infirm, Children and Young persons, people with special needs such as those with learning difficulties or with mental or physical disabilities and other dependent people including those with addictions.
- Healthcare Premises
Healthcare Premises would include Hospitals, Hospices, Doctors’ Surgeries, Clinics, Treatment and “Drop In” Centres, Dentists and Premises offering general Health Care, Treatments and procedures.
This sector includes Premises where the main use of the Building or part of the Building is an Educational Premise. Typically ‐ Creches, Nurseries, Pre Schools, Infant, Primary, Secondary and Free Schools, After-School Clubs and Sunday Schools are all part of this sector. Also included; Education Centres, Outdoor Educational Centres and Camps, Vocational, Training and dedicated Schools, Performance, Acting and Music Schools, Academies, Colleges, Universities, Institutions and Adult Education Centres.
Parts of Boarding Schools with Residential Boarding areas are covered under separate Guidance.
As you can see this Sector includes all Instructional, Teaching and Learning establishments and Premises with uses ranging from Creches to Crash Courses.
Relevant Guidance for Premises in this sector includes Department for Communities Local Government Guidance. Fire Safety Risk Assessment.
- Educational Premises
New, newly realised Schools or Schools subject to material changes and expansion would be subject to the requirements of
- The Department for Children, Schools and Families Building Bulletin 100: Design for Fire Safety in Schools
BB 100 is a design guide, which identifies how the requirements for Life Safety, contained in the Building Regulations, can be met in the design of a new School or an Extension.
Centred on a Risk-Based approach, our Fire Risk Assessments can identify, qualify and satisfy this approach to cover all of the principles of Fire Safety Management and outline the Fire Protection measures, both existing and proposed which should be considered.
Entertainment, Restaurants & Bars
This Sector includes; Theatres, Cinemas, Concert Venues, Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Clubs, Exhibition, Conference, Community, Village, Church Halls, Churches and other place of Worship. All places where people assemble, looking for either light entertainment or enlightenment, and we make sure that they can do this safely.
The Fire Risk Assessment on a Premise such as those identified should allow those managing the Premise to do just that and let us worry about the Fire Safety.
You know your Business but we know all of the relevant Guidance including:
Local Government Guidance.
- Fire Safety in Small to Medium Places of Assembly
- Fire Safety in Large Places of Assembly
- Fire Safety in Places of Worship
We not only know how to satisfy the Guidance, we know how best to use it. For example; in any Licensed Premise, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 takes precedence over the Licensing Authority and therefore any restrictions on the Premise, such as the capacity limit, would have to be in accordance with the findings of the Fire Risk Assessment.
A Fire Risk Assessment is a Legislative requirement that you have to meet but it should also meet your expectations and work for you.