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Fire Risk Assessment - a presentation by Dave Bennion owner of DGB Health & Safety Solutions. NEBOSH NGC & FC qualified the presentation draws on Dave's experience in the social care housing sector ...

Fire Risk Assessment - a presentation by Dave Bennion owner of DGB Health & Safety Solutions. NEBOSH NGC & FC qualified the presentation draws on Dave's experience in the social care housing sector whilst working with vulnerable adults. Dave is also qualified as a housing practitioner. Within fire risk assessments it is also important to recognise that not only the fabric of a building or structure but also human nature plays its part in fire safety.

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  • 1. DGB Health & Safety Solutions (Est. 2011) Dave Bennion BSc(Hons); Tech IOSH; SIIRSM RSP; VAT no: MInstLM; CIHM; ACQI; AMIIAI121 4397 38 Self-Employed Health & Safety Consultant 13 December 2012 1
  • 2. • Are you the owner or responsible person for fire safety at work!• You need to comply with “Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005!• You need to complete a Fire Risk Assessment of your business operations! By Dave Bennion 2012 2 13 December 2012
  • 3.  The Fire Risk Assessment comprises five steps: Step 1 – Identify the Hazards Step 2 – Decide who might be harmed and how Step 3 – Evaluate the risk and decide on precautions Step 4 – Record your findings and implement them Step 5 – Review your assessment and update if necessary. By Dave Bennion 2012 3 13 December 2012
  • 4.  Step 1 – Identify the Hazard! Tour your premises and operations – note any hazards Talk with your employees or representatives & line managers – note any comments Check manufactures instructions Check COSHH products, MSDS, and risk assessments Check accident book (F2508) By Dave Bennion 2012 13 December 2012 4
  • 5.  Step 2 – Decide who might be harmed and how! Young and older workers – inexperience or slower reactions. Expectant or nursing mothers – must be a separate risk assessment in place. Visitors, contractors, cleaners, maintenance teams, those who work in isolation or out of normal hours. Other businesses who may share the building – the assessment will need to be co-ordinated between all parties responsible. By Dave Bennion 2012 13 December 2012 5
  • 6.  Step 3 – Evaluate the risk and decide on precautions Can the hazard be removed Is there a safer option Can the risk be reduced by control measures – isolate, contain. Limit access – authorised personnel only – barriers etc. Issue PPE Provide welfare facilities By Dave Bennion 2012 13 December 2012 6
  • 7.  Step 4 – Record your findings and implement them! Record your findings – training records, weekly/daily check sheets, trip hazards etc – implement changes needed. Maintenance programmes – are they current Electrical hazards – trailing wires, damaged plugs, PAT current, Put checks and balances in place to ensure consistency and systems do not lapse. Produce an action plan – delegate tasks and ensure they are acted on. By Dave Bennion 2012 13 December 2012 7
  • 8.  Review your risk assessment and update if necessary! Undertake audits and spot checks to ensure compliance. Note changes ie: new machinery, new working practices – update plan to reflect changes. Building or environmental changes – increased workforce, shift patterns, more outsourcing – update plan to reflect changes. Consult with workforce – check it is working and modify as necessary Note any changes in legislation and modify to ensure compliance. By Dave Bennion 2012 13 December 2012 8
  • 9. For more information on “Fire Risk assessment” or the“Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Speak to Your Fire Safety “Competent Person” Your Health & safety Consultant or advisor Visit the HSE website Leaflet INDG 163(rev2) “ Five steps to risk assessment” from the HSE By Dave Bennion 2012 13 December 2012 9
  • 10.  Contact on:  PO Box 122, Bingley, West Yorkshire. BD16 9BF.  Web: http://www.dgbhealthsafetysolutions.co.uk  E-mail: daveb@dgbhealthsafetysolution.co.uk  Skype: david.bennion21  Mobile: 0790043164915/01/2013 10