Fire risk assessment

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Nemco are independent building risk management consultants specialising in assisting organisations in the prevention and control of the risks associated with fire, air quality and waterborne pathogens including those responsible for causing Legionnaires’ disease.

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  • For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
  • For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
  • Fire risk assessment

    1. 1. <ul><li>A Fire Risk Assessment involves a trained consultant visiting the premises and carrying out a detailed inspection the building and work processes. </li></ul><ul><li>A written report is then produced detailing the findings in the assessment, together with recommendations for remedial actions. </li></ul>For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
    2. 2. Fire Risk Assessment - Nemco Utilities <ul><li>There are five basic steps in completing a fire risk assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>  Identify fire hazards – sources of ignition, sources of fuel, sources of oxygen </li></ul><ul><li>Identify people at risk – people in and around the premises, people especially at risk </li></ul>For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
    3. 3. Fire Risk Assessment - Nemco Utilities <ul><li>Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risk – evaluate risk of fire occurring, evaluate risk to people from fire, remove or reduce fire hazards, remove or reduce the risks to people taking into account detection & warning, fire-fighting equipment, escape routes, lighting, signs and notices, maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Record, plan, inform, instruct and train – record significant findings and action taken, prepare emergency plan, inform and instruct relevant people, provide training </li></ul><ul><li>Review – keep assessment under review, revise when necessary </li></ul>For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
    4. 4. Fire Risk Assessment - Nemco Utilities <ul><li>The fire risk assessment process should cover the following key areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying fire hazards - including ignition, fuel and oxygen sources </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying people at risk in and around the premises - including vulnerable people </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating the risk of a fire starting </li></ul><ul><li>Removing or reducing fire hazards and risks to people from a fire </li></ul>For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
    5. 5. Fire Risk Assessment - Nemco Utilities <ul><li>Protecting people by providing fire precautions </li></ul><ul><li>Recording any major findings and action taken </li></ul><ul><li>Planning – including the production of an emergency plan </li></ul><ul><li>Informing, instructing and training relevant personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing the fire risk-assessment regularly - making changes where necessary </li></ul>For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
    6. 6. Fire Risk Assessment - Nemco Utilities <ul><li>1. Identify the hazards </li></ul><ul><li>The first step of a fire risk-assessment is to identify the hazards. These include: </li></ul><ul><li>Ignition Sources e.g. naked flames, heaters, faulty electrics and cookers. </li></ul><ul><li>Fuels Sources e.g. waste paper and cardboard, textiles or other flammable products </li></ul><ul><li>Oxygen Sources e.g. air flows or oxygen supplies which might intensify a fire </li></ul>For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
    7. 7. Fire Risk Assessment - Nemco Utilities <ul><li>2. Identify people at risk </li></ul><ul><li>People at increased risk may include: </li></ul><ul><li>People who work close to known fire hazards </li></ul><ul><li>People who work in isolated areas </li></ul><ul><li>Children or parents with babies </li></ul><ul><li>Elderly people </li></ul><ul><li>Disabled people </li></ul>For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
    8. 8. Fire Risk Assessment - Nemco Utilities <ul><li>3. Evaluate, remove or reduce the risk </li></ul><ul><li>Wherever possible, fire hazards should be removed, for example, by removing waste. Any hazards that cannot be removed should be reduced as far as possible, for example by replacing highly flammable materials with less flammable ones and removing these from any potential ignition sources. Any risk that cannot be removed or reduced may result in the provision of fire safety measures to provide protection. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Implement Fire Precautions </li></ul><ul><li>Where risks exist (as identified by the fire risk-assessment ), it must be ensured that a fire will be detected quickly and a warning given so that people can escape promptly and safely. </li></ul>For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
    9. 9. Fire Risk Assessment - Nemco Utilities <ul><li>The means of detection may vary depending on the nature of the business and may even vary in different areas of the site, for example heat detectors would not be appropriate in rooms that contain industrial furnaces – a smoke detector may be a better solution. </li></ul><ul><li>It may be necessary to provide portable fire extinguishers to allow trained personnel to tackle a small fire in its early stages. Depending on the type of business and the outcome of The Fire Risk Assessment, you may need other specialised fire-fighting equipment. </li></ul>For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
    10. 10. Fire Risk Assessment - Nemco Utilities <ul><li>5. Provide a Means of escape </li></ul><ul><li>The arrangements to evacuate the premises form an important part of your emergency plan. In general, these should include: </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping the escape route is as short as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Considering how many people are going to need to use the escape route. </li></ul><ul><li>Considering the impact if one of the escape routes has been blocked. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring there is a clear passageway to all escape routes - free of any obstructions </li></ul><ul><li>Making arrangements for the evacuation of vulnerable persons. </li></ul><ul><li>Informing and training all employees in how to escape the building. </li></ul>For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
    11. 11. Fire Risk Assessment - Nemco Utilities <ul><li>Reviewing the Fire Risk Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>The fire risk assessment should be kept up to date and reviewed regularly and each time there are changes to the premises or business that affect fire safety. Personnel should receive regular training and instruction and visitors must be informed of the fire procedures on site. By completing a fire risk assessment and maintaining fire precautions, the risks from fire can be significantly reduced. </li></ul>For more information or to arrange a Fire Risk Assessment please visit our website: www.nemco-utilities.co.uk
    12. 12. <ul><li>Nemco Utilities Ltd 12 Kempson Way Hillside Business Park Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP32 7EA Telephone: 01284 724503 Fax No.: 01284 724826 </li></ul><ul><li>E-Mail </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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