Fire Risk
Assessment

The Firerite team has extensive knowledge of delivering a range of fire consulting services and fire risk assessments across a variety of sectors and buildings and offers a cost-effective, professional service that will meet the current legislative requirements. Firerite provides third party certificated fire risk assessments to NSI Gold BAFE SP205 accreditation backed by UKAS.


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, requires a fire risk assessment in virtually all buildings in England and Wales, other than domestic dwellings. Similar requirements apply in Scotland under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, and in Northern Ireland under the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

The fire safety consultancy team at Firerite is made up of highly experienced and skilled individuals who are encouraged and committed to CPD (Continuing Professional Development).


All members of the team each have over 30 years’ experience in the fire industry including extensive regulatory and enforcement roles with the Fire authority in UK and are qualified over and above what is required by our third-party certification body and UK National Occupational Standards. Specific specialisms are also available e.g. NHS Firecode and Residential Care premises, Specialised and Social Housing, Waste Management Sites and Industrial sites.

Get in touch, please call 029 2086 7222 or email sales@firerite.co.uk

Fire Safety
Training

A full range of staff fire safety training is available in standard packages and/or bespoke courses can also be arranged to suit client's requirements.

These courses meet legislative requirements for initial/ induction fire training and periodic refresher sessions with packages designed for general fire safety awareness, fire marshal and assistant fire marshal roles and responsibilities, fire evacuation training, practical fire extinguisher training and depending on the size of an organisation executive/senior manager fire awareness and accountability sessions.

 

Fire Awareness and Advanced Fire Awareness

The actions of staff if there is a fire is crucial to their safety and that of other people in the premises. All staff should receive appropriate fire safety training commensurate with their role in the Organisation. Our experienced trainers deliver the basic fire awareness course which provides a sound understanding of fire including:

  • Hazards, risks and probable causes of fire in the workplace
  • Various fire precautionary measures provided in the workplace e.g.Fire resisting construction / compartmentation, fire alarm systems, emergency lighting, fire signage and firefighting equipment
  • General fire prevention & good housekeeping
  • Action in case of fire & evacuation procedure
  • Specific roles within the Emergency Action Plan e.g. calling the fire brigade
  • Our advanced courses define and deliver additional content on the role of the Fire marshal and use of portable fire extinguishers

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Corporate Fire Risk

This course is aimed at Board Members and Senior Management, our experienced staff provide delegates with enhanced awareness of the legislative accountability and compliance of Organisations and Managers with regard to fire safety. It describes the range of enforcement options available to Regulators and their implications and increases awareness of the fire safety guidance documents and minimum standards expected by regulators.

The importance of strong inspirational leadership to promote and develop a robust effective fire safety culture throughout the organisation is described along with recognised models for fire risk management systems (FRMS).

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Evacuation and Fire Drills

 

In addition to basic fire awareness, this course will cover all aspects of the fire evacuation procedure for your premises, whether it is a residential care/hospice type premises adopting a progressive horizontal evacuation strategy or a building/area which implements a simultaneous evacuation strategy e.g. a school, office, shop, factory etc.

Our experienced trainers will give your staff an understanding and appreciation of the importance of effective action in case of fire including staff response to the fire alarm, calling the fire brigade and effective evacuation procedures.

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Bespoke Courses

Can’t find a suitable course to suit your risk?

Our experienced trainers will create tailor-made courses to suit your training needs and address your individual risks. Examples of this are courses developed for those dealing with fires at waste sites, re-cycling centres and at steel mills. From extinguisher courses to training of industrial fire teams, FireRite will work with you to provide the most appropriate training relative to your risks.

Get in touch, please call 029 2086 7222 or email sales@firerite.co.uk

Consultancy

Fire Strategy Reports

Intended to describe the fire strategy, demonstrating compliance with the Building Regulations. This will be used as the basis for discussions with the Approval Authorities to gain their approval of the strategy and meet the requirements of regulation 38 under the Building Regulations for England and Wales to provide fire safety information to the 'responsible person' at the completion of a project, or where the building or extension is first occupied.

 

Evacuation Strategies

Defining and detailing the premises fire evacuation procedure and supporting elements e.g. staff training. Persons with fire safety obligations must be aware that the wider aspects of fire safety law apply equally to people with disabilities and all evacuation strategies/procedures must include persons who may be especially at risk and include appropriate measures where necessary e.g. personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs).

 

Construction Phase Fire Safety Report

Provides a structured documented fire safety methodology underpinning the construction phase plan, RAMS etc to ensure that all fire risks are as low as reasonably practicable and additional control measures are instigated and monitored throughout a construction project also supporting the fire risk assessment review process where occupants may remain in the premises during construction/refurbishment programmes e.g. in Social Housing.

 

Advice on Legislation & Guidance

Assistance with compliance with Building Regulations and guidance on the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and associated regulations including dealing with Fire Authority liaison and management of formal notices and requirements. Links to benchmark fire safety guidance are included below.

Links to Guidance:

Fire Compartmentation Survey

Intended to assess the suitability and sufficiency of fire compartmentation within a building with consideration to the designated fire evacuation strategy.

Premises are assessed in line with the requirements of Approved Document B of the Building Regulations together with HMG Fire Safety Guidance Documents, no intrusive investigations or destructive testing is carried out as part of this survey.

 

Fire Policy Development & Audit

The effective management of fire safety in any organisation requires the board, partners or equivalent controlling body to clearly set out the fire safety priorities and objectives for the organisation. This is achieved by the preparation and issue of a fire safety policy.

There is an important distinction between the strategic fire safety policy that sets out clear objectives and instructions for the management team to fulfil, and the fire safety procedures that are prepared which detail the processes by which the organisation delivers the fire safety outcomes to meet the objectives of the fire safety policy and subsequently ensure compliance with current Legislation.

FireRite can deliver audit and development of fire safety policies and procedures bespoke to your organisation.

 

Fire Signage Survey

Fire safety signs are an essential element of fire protection to help you ensure staff and visitors know what to do in the event of an emergency. Our surveyors have many years’ experience and are fully trained in dealing with fire safety signs and the relevant regulations and standards surrounding this area and help ensure you comply with current legislation.

Get in touch, please call 029 2086 7222 or email sales@firerite.co.uk