Good management of fire safety in your premises is essential to ensure the safety of your staff and visitors and to protect yourselves; you could be fined or imprisoned if you don’t follow fire safety regulations.
Every commercial property occupier in the UK must carry out a fire risk assessment in accordance with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO). A fire risk assessment is vital for business contingency as, in the event of a fire at your premises, it is quite possible that your insurance company may dispute making payment if you do not have a current fire risk assessment with a live action plan.
THSP Risk Management have been carrying out fire risk assessments that meet the requirements of the RRFSO since 2006 however we have recently launched a new fire risk assessment tool that not only addresses all of the elements set out in the guidance and Publicly Available Standard for Fire Risk Assessments (PAS 79) but includes the ability for customers to electronically record the results of their own checks, inspections and drills; in effect becoming a live record of their arrangements and better illustrating their compliance with the rest of the RRFSO.
Our online Fire Risk Assessment system is created on a web-based platform providing you with access to your up-to-date assessment whenever you need it, from any device. Your assessments are written in plain English and are designed to be easily navigated.
Practical steps to ensure compliance
Our Live Action Plan is created to provide cost effective solutions for any areas where you are failing to comply with current legislation. A jargon-free report provides a summary of colour coded risks, listed in order of priority. Each risk has a detailed report covering:
- The reason why it is not compliant with fire regulations
- What needs to be done to correct it
- Where its located including specific site details
- Who is responsible for overseeing the risk
- When it needs to be completed by.
The Action Plan includes notes from our experienced consultant together with floor plans and photos, to show you exactly what and where the problem is.
Once the risk has been addressed, it can either be signed off as “The Action has completed”, or added as a status update to show that work is still in progress. If it’s completed, upload your own photos to show the result and it’s immediately removed from your Action Plan and sent to the archive.
Your compliance audit trail
Once a remedial action that was recommended in the Action Plan has been completed and signed off, a simple click of the archive button and it is moved to the archive section.
This provides an audit trail of everything that has been achieved in making the premises safe from fire and legally compliant. It also lowers the risk profile of the building on the executive summary page, and the risk rating continues to go down each time a remedial action is completed and archived.
Proof that the premises are safe and legally compliant by an audit trail using the online archive!
Stored online, safe from fire and easily accessible from anywhere
Fire legislation demands that every employer maintains a Fire Log Book to ensure that anything related to fire safety – fire incidents, fire equipment maintenance, activations of the fire alarm, practice drills and training etc. are recorded in one place.
With the THSP Fire Log Book you follow a step-by-step process to ensure your records are kept secure. Your Log Book is stored online, to ensure it is not misplaced, lost or burnt in a fire. The same information can be instantly updated at any time. This ensures that your business is fully compliant should the Fire Services request to see your Log Book.
For more information on this fire risk assessment and how it can work for you call us on 03456 122 144 or fill in the ‘Contact THSP’ form.