Fire Risk Assessments - Power stations

Power Generating Plants present a particular challenge to the Fire Risk Assessor due to their complexity and high risk for potential fires and loss of life. Oakleaf have a proven track record of having carried out very detailed fire risk assessments of whole power stations and also separate parts of the power generating process. These have been for both business continuity and life protection.

NFPA Membership 2014-15

Our assessors are members of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and are very familiar with the NFPA Standards that are used both as mandatory standards and recommended ‘best practice’. We also refer to the Building Regulations, British Standards and European Standards where they apply or are relevant to a particular installation.

Typically an assessment covers the following locations (either all or in part):

  • Rail head (including unloading sheds, signal boxes etc.)
  • Conveyors Bleed pump houses
  • E&I Buildings and Cable Spreading Rooms
  • Main Pump House and secondary pump hoses
  • Oxi-Blower
  • Waste Water Buildings and Calorifier Buildings
  • Limestone Loading and Unloading and Out of Spec Gypsum
  • Oil Pump House
  • Ball Mill
  • Flue Gas Desulphurisation Plant (FGD)
  • Bio-Mass Plant and Bio Mass Storage Sheds
  • Control Blocks
  • Boiler House
  • Turbine Hall
  • Precipitators
  • LPG Compounds and Hydrogen Storage
  • Power Transformers and current convertor plant
  • Coal Piles
  • Site (including Gate houses, Security and site wide hydrants)
  • Management Policies and Design Basis Documents (DBD)

Very detailed assessment covering all aspects of the process. All items are risk scored for evaluation. Risk management programme. Recommendations to reduce the risks including mitigating measures (where relevant). Timescales for remedial action Fully compliant with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and PAS 79:2012.