How often should a fire risk assessment be reviewed?

Hopefully, you will already be well aware of the importance of undertaking a suitable fire risk assessment at any property for which you are responsible for. However, what you may not be so well-informed about, is the frequency with which you should arrange for a fire risk assessment to be carried out. After all, while […]

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Types of Fire Risk Assessment for Purpose-Built Flats

Purpose-built flats can represent an especially distinctive challenge as far as fire safety is concerned. Flats have been a key part of the UK’s housing stock since Victorian times, and it has long been recognised that any building effectively containing multiple residential dwellings – rather than just one – brings with it the possibility of […]

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Active Fire Risk MANAGEMENT v Static Fire Risk ASSESSMENTS

You may have heard of the terms Active Fire Risk Management and Static Fire Risk Assessments but to understand the difference between the two, we first need to understand a Fire Risk Assessment and just how far that takes you in managing yours or your client’s fire risk. The aims of the fire risk assessment […]

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A landlord’s guide to fire risk assessment

As a landlord, it will always be in your interests – not just those of your tenant(s) – to ensure the buildings for which you are responsible pose the lowest possible fire risk. Integral to this will be ensuring your properties are thoroughly assessed for the risk of fire, with suitable measures subsequently put in […]

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What is a PAS 79 fire risk assessment?

There’s no question that in recent years, the devastating 2017 Grenfell Tower fire has further helped draw attention to the critical importance of fastidious fire safety legislation. The tragedy has seemingly served as a catalyst, for example, for major updates to PAS 79, which helps ensure that all of the necessary information in relation to […]

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5 Key Steps to Performing a Fire Risk Assessment

Anyone who owns or manages a non-domestic property has a legal responsibility, in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, to protect everyone working, living or visiting the building from the threat of fire. Having a fire risk assessment carried out is a key part of this, but what exactly does this process […]

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Fire Risk Assessment Checklist (What You Need to Know)

What is a fire risk assessment? A fire risk assessment should identify the people at risk and the potential for a fire to start and spread.  The main point of the risk assessment should prioritise protecting life and not the building. Alerting people and safely evacuating them to a place of safety should always be […]

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Changes to Fire Risk Assessments imminent..

In the wake of the Grenfell Disaster, changes will be made to the way in which fire risk assessments (FRA’s) are conducted, who is responsible for ensuring FRAs are carried out and the remedial actions undertaken where necessary and, indeed, the validity and suitability of the FRA for the premises in question. Four new types […]

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