The purpose of a fire risk assessment is to identify areas of fire risks within your premises and subsequently put in to place suitable changes and solutions to ensure you comply with the appropriate legislation. Our fire risk assessments are completed in line with PAS79.
New regulations were introduced from the 6th April 2010 (SI 2010/471) to clarify the responsibilities and capabilities of you and your workers to deal with any fire-safety related situation.
Abbey Fire UK Ltd can offer all types of Fire Risk Assessment from Type 1 to Type 4 in all varieties of buildings from commercial to residential.
Type 1 Fire Risk Assessment
Type 1 is the most common type of Fire Risk Assessment and is usually sufficient for most purpose-built blocks of flats and conversions. Type 1 is a non-destructive assessment of the common parts of the building, not the private dwellings.
Type 2 Fire Risk Assessment
Type 2 is similar to type 1 in the sense that only common areas are assessed however, this assessment is a destructive one. A contractor is often required because of the destructive sampling. Type 2 assessments tend to be requested following a type 1 assessment if the Fire Risk Assessor has good reason to believe there are serious structural flaws that need further investigation due to the risk that this could lead to breaches in compartmentalization and the spread of fire throughout the building.
Type 3 Fire Risk Assessment
Type 3 is similar to type 1 because it is a non-destructive risk assessment however this assessment considers flats as well as common areas within a building. Areas such as means of escape, compartmentation between flats and means of fire detection are considered in all areas including the flats.
Type 4 Fire Risk Assessment
Type 4 risk assessments are similar to Type 2 as it is destructive however, the assessment will cover both the common parts of the building, and the flats. Type 4 FRAs are more complicated than the other types of assessments. A contractor will need to be present to open up and repair any damage caused during the assessment.
DSEAR (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) Risk Assessment
DSEAR requires employers to assess the risks of fires and explosions that may be caused by dangerous substances in the workplace. The aim is to protect all employees, visitors and members of the public by eliminating or reducing the risks as far as reasonably practicable.
Our Fire Risk Assessors work to the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002.
Compartmentation/Fire Stopping Surveys
A fire stopping survey is an inspection and report that will determine areas where fire-resisting walls and ceilings have been breached, so the correct remedial works can be carried out to stop the spread of fire and smoke throughout a building. Our Fire Risk Assessors will assess ceiling voids, floor space voids, loft spaces and riser cupboards etc. to determine whether the fire stopping is at the correct standard and will prevent the spread of fire.
If you have any concerns at all about your adherence to fire-safety legislation, or to speak to a member of our team for more information or to book an appointment, please contact 01925 411 222 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org