Health Sector Fire Risk Assessment
Fire Safety Law changed in October 2006 with the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This new legislation placed an emphasis on risk assessment; it is a requirement of the Fire Safety Order that all 'responsible persons' carry out a fire risk assessment of their premises in order to ensure the safety of all employees and other 'relevant persons'.
Oakleaf have developed a detailed fire risk assessment based on the principles of PAS 79:2012.
The Fire Risk Assessment
The Oakleaf Fire Risk Assessment provides clear and practical recommendations rather than vague generalisations. It clearly quantifies risk (harm potential) using a simple risk matrix.
Our surveyors are experienced and used to working in a wide variety of premises, including healthcare, schools, colleges, police stations and listed buildings. They also hold a range of fire safety qualifications, such as membership of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), membership of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM), CFPA Diploma in Fire Safety, and the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate.
The Oakleaf fire risk assessment report will identify the action that needs to be taken to comply with fire safety legislation, as well as the measures that are already in place that are being maintained. Risks are prioritised and ranked by severity to allow programming of remedial work, and we take photographs showing selected non-compliant items to better illustrate any problems.
Elements assessed as part of the fire risk assessment include:
- Work Processes
- Staffed Areas
- Lightning Protection
- Surface Finishes
- Fire Notices and Signs
- Alarms and Detection
- Single Direction of Escape
- Travel Distance
- Escape Lighting
- Escape Lifts
- Elements of Structure
- Smoke Control
- Fire Fighting Equipment
- Fire Brigade Access
All Fire Precautions including Fire Doors, Alarms, Detection, Signs, Fire Fighting Equipment etc. can all be indicated on AutoCAD drawings (if available) with any particular areas of risk referenced back to the written report.