February 4, 2016 

Upholding the highest standard of fire safety isn’t just a matter of fulfilling your legal duties but taking into account the moral responsibilities you have as an employer. Fire risk assessment is an integral part of the puzzle when it comes to making sure your building is safe and every eventuality is planned for, but what do you need to know about the assessment process? And how could outsourcing to a professional fire risk assessor like ourselves help you protect your workers, visitors and those in the immediate vicinity?

Who benefits from risk assessment?

By law any owner, landlord or occupier of a business or non-domestic premises should take all the necessary steps that they can to improve and uphold a high standard of fire safety. In fact, failing to do so could land you and your wider company in hot water, and you could be fined or imprisoned if you don’t follow the latest fire safety regulations.

All businesses consisting of 5 or more people should keep a written record of fire risk assessment, a document that should be regularly reviewed and amended to identify risk and reduce or even eliminate any hazards present.

What does the assessment process involve?

The main aims of a fire risk assessment is to pinpoint fire hazards and the people at risk, and devise strategies that will remove or reduce the risks identified. Each of our fire risk assessments begins with a tour of your premises, where our team of specialists will use their knowledge and experience to fulfil these primary objectives as well as determine your business’ equipment, training and signage needs. As part of the service, your emergency escape route will also be planned and any associated fire manuals and procedures already in place fully reviewed.

Why WFST?

As a leading provider of fire risk assessments, we are already trusted by many organisations throughout the UK. In addition to being the ONLY fire safety company in the UK to provide courses designed in accordance with the Defence System Approach to Training (DSAT) model, our team of highly qualified and experienced safety officers offer a first class, cost effective and legally watertight fire risk assessment solution for companies from multiple industry sectors.

We offer fire risk assessments from just £290, a small price to pay for remaining fully compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

To find out more about our fire risk assessments, please contact us today on 0800 689 4999 or email enquiries@wfst.co.uk.