Fire Safety

Fire safety

10th July 2016

6 Fire Risk Assessment Musts

The dictionary provides the meaning of “Assessment” as the action of “assessing someone or something”. Therefore its a given that an “Assessment” would require some thought be put in to the process. However I am amazed by the lack of thought put in to some assessments I have been asked to review. The following five areas always seem to be […]
1st July 2015

Trust, Ethics and Clients

A fire risk assessor works on behalf of the client. Looking at their fire safety arrangements, management and the property in order to identify anything that does not meet current legislation, approved codes of practice and guidance in order to make appropriate recommendations for improvement. Many fire risk assessors work for companies that also have other value added services which […]
1st June 2015

Do low risk environments exist?

A senior executive from a property management company recently stated the company they worked for operates within a low risk environment. Which started me thinking, is there such thing as a low risk environment? Superficially the industry in question does appear to be low risk. It does not manufacture chemicals or fuels, operate in extreme areas of the world nor […]
1st June 2015

5 Reasons to Review your Fire Risk Assessment

So you had the fire risk assessment completed last year and you have addressed the issues raised. Now you can put the assessment on the shelf, sit back and relax knowing that your property complies with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. There are many reasons to keep you fire risk assessment up to date; but space does not […]
26th May 2015

Fire safety Management is still important

The Fire safety statistics for last year again show a positive reduction in the fire related deaths and injuries. So does this mean that business can now move their focus from this subject? Or does more still need to be done to educate business’ on the importance vigilance? I think that this would be a foolish and ill-advised move. The ramifications […]
4th March 2015

Has the Regulatory Reform ( Fire safety) Order 2005 made things easier?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order 2005 is 10 years old this year, but has it made things easier for those that have to deal with fire safety? I cannot go through every part of the order and give my opinions; I am writing a blog not a book. So will look at those areas which I believe have given rise […]