How a Fire Risk Assessment Can Save You Money
22nd February, 2017
For many businesses, the thought of carrying out a fire risk assessment can be a daunting task. Many business owners tell us they worry about the time it will take, the disruption it may cause and particularly what any work may cost.
For many years we have been guiding businesses of all sizes through the fire risk assessment process, keeping them safe, legal and informed.
Replacing an old and potentially unreliable fire system can feel like the most thorough way of making your building safer, whilst giving you peace of mind your employees are safe from fire. But it can also be a costly job. So before you go down that route, stop and consider whether your premises actually require smoke detection or not.
The idea of a fire risk assessment is to provide you with advice about what exactly is required to comply with the Fire Safety Order (2005). We investigate each building thoroughly, but that doesn’t mean a fire risk assessment will be costly. In fact, if it’s done right, it can definitely save you money in the long-term.
Here’s how we do it at Synergy Fire Engineering:
- We carry out a full physical inspection of your building(s), including construction and layout, the inhabitants and their general day-to-day activities
- We evaluate all the potential fire hazards in your workplace
- We assess any likely fire incidents and potential consequences
- We carry out a fire safety management review
- We give you guidance about any practical improvements you can make
For many of the businesses we have worked with, replacing entire smoke detection systems with new hasn’t been required. Our risk assessors will look at what is legally needed to ensure, if there is a fire, everyone is able to get out of the building quickly and safely.
We help our clients choose the fire safety system that’s right for them, rather than taking the ‘belt and braces’ approach and putting smoke detectors in places where there is minimal risk of fire.
With every fire risk assessment we provide a detailed overview of the current coverage of your fire system and what, if any, additional devices are required to ensure all the inhabitants can evacuate without being put at risk.
A fire risk assessment is a great way of investing in your premises. It will not only give you peace of mind that your colleagues and site are as safe as they possibly can be – it can also provide a more strategic and informed view of what you actually need to do to invest in to make it safe. And it will certainly save you money in the long run.