Fire Safety In Buildings

The importance of fire risk assessments has been highlighted within recent years. Fires can have a devastating impact on buildings, and more significantly, in worst-case scenarios, there is a risk of death. Fire safety in buildings can make all the difference when it comes to preventing the breakout of a fire. 

Whether a warehouse space or commercial building, it is vital to carry out and regularly review the fire risk assessment of your premises. The role of these risk assessment is a preventative measure to prevent fires occurring and keep people in the building safe. Here at WG Safety, we provide a fire risk assessment service from our base in Wolverhampton.

We cover the following types of premises:

  • Engineering and manufacturing plants
  • Foundries
  • Distribution Warehouses
  • Buildings undergoing construction
  • Commercial offices
  • Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO's)
  • Educational Buildings
  • Leisure complexes

Fire Risk Assessment Service West Midlands

Our company performs over one hundred fire risk assessments across the UK each year. Our fire risk assessors have over 40 years’ experience. Our team have worked in senior positions either within a regulatory fire authority, or in the chemical and manufacturing process industries.

When it comes to fire risk assessments in Wolverhampton and surrounding areas, we are able to cover a multitude of businesses and building types, including engineering and manufacturing plants, foundries, distribution warehouses, buildings undergoing construction, commercial offices, houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), educational buildings, and leisure centres.

At WG Safety, we provide assessments using a unique fire risk assessment methodology, which combines the requirements of BSI PAS 79 with each relevant Article of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, or Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and BS9999, where necessary. This ensures we cover all bases in our fire risk assessment practices.

As part of our fire risk assessments, we will review significant changes since the previous assessment, as well as determining any previous fire incident history. One vital aspect of fire safety that has come to light within recent years is assessing the building construction materials, and the measures to limit any fire spread and the means of escape, including lighting and signage. We will look at the provision of fire detection systems such as alarms, as well as extinguishing/suppression systems. We will also carry out testing and maintenance of fire protection measures.

We will look into risks such as the presence of ignition sources and the nature of combustible materials, sources of heat, friction and their control. Furthermore, we will assess the segregation and storage of hazardous substances, and their proximity to neighbouring or major hazard sites.

We will ascertain the occupancy of the building and the categories of people potentially at risk, and look into the overall management of fire safety, including responsibilities and the provision of fire safety training.

Once we have carried out our fire risk assessments, we will provide you with a clear and concise action plan summary, outlining all the technical details in the main body of the report. Your report will also be available on our cloud server indeterminately, so you will always have access to a copy. Get in touch today to find out more about our fire risk assessments.