Recently in Oakland, California, a terrible fatal fire ripped through a warehouse containing partygoers, there to enjoy themselves and have fun. The result of the fire left 36 dead and is a stark reminder of how important it is to ensure any non-domestic premises have a proper fire risk assessment carried out and the right fire detection and early notification equipment is properly fitted.
It literally can be the difference between life or death having the right fire equipment installed in your business premises. A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement in the UK and having it professionally carried out by experienced, FireCare engineers makes total sense. You don’t MOT your own car before going on the roads, so why would you risk your property not having the proper fire detection equipment because you decided to carry it out yourself?
At FireCare and Security we carry out full fire risk assessments for our clients all over the South Coast and London. We are based in Eastleigh, perfectly placed on the M3 to look after our clients. We also have engineers positioned in different counties, providing the relevant cover and service to our clients throughout Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, London, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Wiltshire.
So what is a Fire Risk Assessment?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) states that all non-domestic premises housing 5+ people must review the following on an annual basis:
- Your current fire prevention measures
- How well you could communicate to those onsite in the events of a fire
- Your escape routes
- How well you could confine a fire
- How well you could suppress a fire
- The level of fire awareness and training among your staff
More information is provided on our Fire Risk Assessment page.