fire risk assessment services

Fire Risk Assessments are a vital part of your company’s safety policy. As a business or property owner in Watford, it is your legal responsibility to ensure your premises are safe for everyone who uses the building, e.g. employees, customers, clients and visitors. Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, also referred to as the RRO, you must undertake regular Fire Risk Assessments.

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Legal responsibility for Fire Risk Assessments Watford

Every business must appoint a ‘responsible person’ to take responsibility for fire safety, which include Fire Risk Assessments. A ‘responsible person’ can be an employer, owner, landlord, facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor. Many businesses will appoint more than one ‘responsible person’ and these people must work together to ensure your company meets its legal responsibilities in terms of fire risk.

Your company’s ‘responsible person’ (or responsible people) have a legal duty to implement and maintain a fire management plan to reduce fire risks and protect people from harm. According to the RRO this includes:

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    • Carrying out a Fire Risk Assessment of your Watford business premises, reviewing this regularly
    • Putting appropriate safety measures in place
    • Checking and maintaining those safety measures
    • Making sure that your staff have appropriate fire safety instruction and training
    • Emergency planning
    • Informing staff or their representatives about any risks you identify as a result of the Fire Risk Assessment
    • If your business employs five or more people, you must keep a written record of your Fire Risk Assessment

    NB Failure to implement a comprehensive plan that includes all of the above could result in a fine, imprisonment, or both.

    Fire Risk Assessment Process

    AGF Fire Protection’s Fire Risk Assessment Watford

    AGF Fire Protection is one of the UK’s leading fire safety companies. Established for over 20 years, we specialise in large multi-site projects throughout Watford, London and the UK. Our specialist team of qualified Fire Safety Consultants have all previously worked for the UK Fire Service, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.

    Following your Fire Risk Assessment, we will produce clear and detailed yet easy to understand reports and recommendations. If you want total peace of mind, we will be happy to help you monitor your fire safety policies and procedures going forward, using our expertise to help keep your staff and your business safe.

    As a client, we will give you access to your own secure online client portal. Through this, you will have all the documentation you need whenever you need it.

    With our support, you can rest easy knowing you’ve met your legal requirements at the same time as protecting staff and visitors at your Watford business. Contact us now for more details and a free no obligation quotation.

    Frequently asked questions

    Fire Risk Assessments are required by law as part of the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (2005) and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

    You can find more about this legislation here:

    A Fire Risk Assessment has five main steps:

    1. Identify fire hazards
    2. Identify people at risk
    3. Evaluate, remove or reduce and protect from risk
    4. Record, plan, inform, instruct and train
    5. Review

    Here at AGF Fire Protection we are proud that our fire risk assessments provide a comprehensive and in depth analysis of all the fire risks within your building. We spend time on your site, reviewing your current fire safety procedures and company practices and carry out a structured and systematic examination of all areas of Fire Safety within your workplace taking into consideration all requirements of the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (2005) and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

    This thorough process then culminates in our production of a Fire Risk Assessment working document including photographic evidence, plan of action and detailed feedback and support.

    All our Fire Risk Assessments are carried out by our team of fully trained and experienced Fire Safety Consultants.

    Contact us for a free no-obligation quotation.

    The cost for a fire risk assessment is based on the size and complexity of your building and business and takes into consideration how many days will be required to carry out a thorough examination of your current fire safety processes and procedures along with time on site plus, reporting and feedback.

    Please contact us for a free no-obligation quotation for your premises.

    The time it will take to carry out a fire risk assessment depends entirely on the size and complexities of your building and your business. Timescales can range from half a day on site, to several days or weeks. Please feel free to contact us for us and our friendly team can help give you a better idea of timescales based on your specific premises.

    There is no special preparation for a Fire Risk Assessment visit, the assessor is there to help you and your business and needs to see the premises and business as it is on a day to day basis. It will help us if you have to hand all your company Fire Safety documents, including the recent maintenance reports for any fire safety services within your building and any previous fire risk assessments.

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