epca provide a Fire Risk Assessment service on a consultancy basis for commercial property in Scotland, England & Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. Our competence extends to the main types of commercial property including offices, retail, speculative warehousing, small scale healthcare, hotels, leisure and licensed premises.
A carefully carried out Fire Risk Assessment will have three distinct benefits for the occupier of a workplace:
- The premises will be a safer place in which to work after a risk assessment. This is achieved by having a clear understanding of the fire risks arising from the property, and a definitive action plan to control those risks.
- Compliance with the statutory obligation to make an assessment of risk to people in the event of fire. Non-compliance with the law carries the possibility of enforcement or prohibition action by the enforcing authorities and ultimately hefty fines and bad publicity for the company concerned.
- Our holistic approach to fire risk assessment and carefully balanced consideration of all factors results in a more cost effective use of the fire safety manger’s budget.
For a client’s guide to the epca Fire Risk Assessment, please click here.
William Bell is qualified to practice in the field of commercial fire risk assessment, have gained a pass in the Fire Protection Association Fire Risk Assessment course (click here to see our news item). The qualification adds to epca’s extensive experience in the fire risk assessment of commercial property. We have a particular track record in hotels, hospitality and the licensed trade. Over recent years we have completed around 150 fire risk assessments in a wide range of building types.
If requested by the client we can also provide additional advice on the following fire related issues:
- Company Fire Safety Policy and management arrangements for fire safety
- Emergency evacuation procedures
- Procurement of recommended repairs and alterations
- Procurement of routine maintenance, servicing and testing of fire related building systems and installations (e.g. fire alarm and detection systems, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, PAT, fixed electrical installation testing, kitchen extract systems, etc)
- Procurement of fire safety training
- Liaison with the local Fire & Rescue Service in relation to fire safety officer visits, Enforcement or Prohibition Notices, etc