Over ninety percent of fires in Irish workplaces are attributed to human error. Furthermore, recent research shows that up to 80 percent of all businesses that experience a large fire never reopen. Fire can and does destroy, lives, business and even communities.
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 an employer is required to carry out risk assessments including assessing the risks of fire. The Health and Safety Authority in Ireland (HSA) define a risk assessment as "a written document that records a three-step process: Identifying the hazards in the workplace(s) under your control. Then one has to assess the risks presented by these hazards and then putting control measures in place to reduce the risk of these hazards causing harm".
Any worthwhile fire risk assessment of your premises must include fire prevention, fire detection and warning, and emergency escape and fire-fighting.
We undertake fire risk assessments on behalf of our clients in Dublin city and county and further afield with our nationwide service across Ireland. Having been in the health and safety business for almost two decades, we have assisted small, medium and large businesses and organisations with the development of their fire risk assessments.
Our Fire Risk Assessment is a comprehensive report which will give fire management guidance and enable a client to move forward in a positive and pro-active manner. It quickly and clearly identifies areas of compliance and of non-compliance, and offers solutions to those areas where improvement is needed to meet both best practice and current legislation.
Our Fire Risk Assessments are undertaken by our highly experienced and competent team of Fire Safety Consultants.
We would welcome the opportunity to submit a proposal covering the development of Fire Risk Assessments for your organisation.
You're accountable for fire safety if you're the owner, an employer, an occupier, the landlord, or anyone with control of the vicinity for instance a building or facilities manager, managing agent etc.
A Fire Risk Assessment is an effective tool to assess fire safety compliance and advise on both areas of compliance and non compliance thereby providing a balanced view on your current fire safety situation.
You must keep a written document of your fire risk assessment available for inspection if required.
The basics in conducting fire risk assessment may be summarised below.
A Fire Risk Assessment identifies the fire hazards, risks, type of risk, people at risk and control measures for managing fire safety in the workplace.
A Fire Risk Assessment should be undertaken by a Competent Fire Consultant.
Every employer in Ireland has to legally manage fire safety. A Fire Risk Assessment can be an effective tool in achieving this and gain an overview of both areas of compliance and areas of non compliance.
The specific benefits of a Fire Risk Assessment include, added protection of human life, piece of mind, awareness of legal compliance / snapshot of fire safety at time of assessment etc,
A Fire Risk Assessment should be updated at least once per year.
It may have to be updated more frequently if any of the following apply.
A Fire Risk Assessment will focus on both areas of compliance and non compliance and can present a more balanced approach as it will share positive and negative observations, whilst a Fire Safety Audit will be very direct and to the point in relation to any short comings. A Fire Safety Audit will focus more on areas of non compliance than compliance and is a useful report / snag list for completing identified items.
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