Project Description

Fire Engineering
Advice & Other Services

Fire System Audits and Inspections

Audits and inspections seek to examine the premises, fire safety systems and relevant documents to ascertain how the premises are being managed regarding fire safety. The Fire Risk Management Associates (FRMA) engineer may also wish to talk to members of staff to confirm their level of fire safety awareness.

The emphasis is on the Responsible Person demonstrating they have met the duties required by the Fire Safety Order.

For this reason, FRMA experts may ask to see the following documents:
•  A suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment by a competent person.
•  Action plans related to any significant findings of the fire risk assessment.
•  Emergency plans for the premises (what to do in the event of a fire).

 

•  Preventative and protective measures regarding fire.
•  Fire drills and staff fire training records (who, when, & what training).
•  Fire safety maintenance checklist (what is checked, by who, and when).
•  Staff information on fire safety and dangerous substances.
•  Evidence that the following have been tested by a competent person: Fire detection and warning system; Emergency lighting; Sprinkler System; Ventilation System; Fire fighting equipment; Electrical wiring in the building; Portable appliance testing.

The above list is not exhaustive and other evidence may be required depending on the circumstances.

Evacuation Plans and Testing

Evacuation Plans

FRMA can help you create your building’s evacuation plan and will ensure that it covers:
•  Clear passageways to all escape routes.
•  Clearly marked escape routes that are as short and direct as possible.
•  Enough exits and routes for all people to escape.
•  Emergency doors that open easily.
•  Emergency lighting where needed.
•  Training for all employees to know and use the escape routes.
•  A safe meeting/evacuation point for staff.
•  Special arrangements for people with mobility needs.

Fire Systems Testing

FRMA provide a number of testing and certification services, to help you ensure your fire detection and warning systems and firefighting equipment are in working order and comply with regulations.

The types of systems and equipment you need depend on your business premises. You’ll need to have any equipment properly installed, tested and maintained and train your staff to use them if necessary. FRMA can provide advice on your fire detection and warning systems and/or equipment and help you achieve any fire system testing requirements.

Fire Engineering
Advice & Other Services

Contact FRMA today to discuss your fire system inspection and planning needs.

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