Every business needs a risk assessment to ensure that clients, staff and business managers are able to conduct work safely within the premises.
Risk assessments will look at many different areas of the business. A walk round of the property by a professional will include looking out for any trailing cables, any obstructed fire exits and other relating issues which could potentially cause a hazard to staff or clients on the property. The temperature of the office or premises will also be looked at, to ensure that staff are working to comfortable standards. The type of lighting and ventilation in the premises is another issue which may be raised in your risk assessment.
The Government has issued guidance documents which allow you to identify the main areas which risk assessments should include. This involves identifying any fire hazards, any people who are at risk on a property, evaluation of risks and how to reduce or control them, a record of the findings of the risk assessment and a monitoring and review process.
A professional risk assessment or fire safety consultancy will be able to conduct an advanced and thorough check on your property to ensure that your risk assessments are completed to high standards and Government guidelines.
Total Fire services is a professional fire safety consultancy who has been working for many years to help businesses to complete risk assessments thoroughly.
Their risk assessments are completed to very high standards, including a 160 question audit process. A full and very detailed consultation is also available through their service which looks at ensuring that a client’s premises is as free from risk as possible to allow business continuity and staff reassurance.
At Total Fire Services we also offer many other services to clients across the UK. This includes fire extinguisher servicing and fire alarm system installation. St Helens and nearby customers can benefit from regular checks of fire extinguishers and fire alarms to ensure that if a fire did break out in the property, preventative and precautionary systems were in place to reduce its impact
Further still, at Total Fire Services we can also offer our clients an advanced consultancy service which includes 12 months mediation with the local Fire Services and a fire safety officer. The mediation is also combined with any enforcing authorities such as OFSTED. Support and advice is given along the way to allow all customers to feel completely supported and in control of this very important issue. If you fail to note the importance of conducting regular and proper fire or risk assessments, then you could be in trouble with the law. It is your responsibility as an employer to ensure that your premises is as free from risk as possible and your staff are working safely and comfortably.
What they say
"Due to internal resource issues we at Chessington World Of Adventures were struggling to meet our commitments of having "suitable and sufficient" fire risk assessment for all of our buildings and Rides on site. Meeting the challenge of maintaining our continued commitment to having "suitable and sufficient" fire risk assessments in place for all of our buildings and Rides on site required us to search for a competent third party supplier who could deliver our needs at a reasonable cost"
Kevin Bainbridge, Head of Safety & Technical Services[mc4wp_form]