Commercial Fire Risk Assessments

Get a professional fire risk assessment for real peace of mind that you’re keeping people safe and complying with the law.

Any commercial premises where five or more people are employed must have a fire risk assessment carried out and regularly reviewed by a “responsible” person. It’s the law. 

If you’d rather put less pressure on yourself and concentrate on the things you’re best at, why not put the safety of your people and your premises in the experts’ hands?

With years of experience in fire safety, and up-to-date knowledge of what the law requires, WFP are best-placed to carry out your fire risk assessment and protect you and your people. 

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WFP Fire & Security are extremely proud to be the 2022 winners of the London & South East England Prestige Awards’ accolade for “Fire Protection Service of the Year”.

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Why Bother With a Fire Risk Assessment?

Fire Risk Assessments are an essential part of your commercial property’s management, and are needed in the following scenarios (if your premises has 5 or more employees):

You’ve moved to new premises or the property has changed hands and therefore the responsibility of health and safety needs to be reflected (even if there have been no structural differences since the last assessment)

You've had a refurbishment or extension, and therefore need to analyse all fire safety aspects, including if the current fire detection is apt for your premises in its new state (remember, if you're doing it prior to or during the works, you'll need to review it afterwards)

You've had an increase in footfall and so need your fire safety re-evaluated to cater to the greater number of people in your premises, be it customers or staff

You've been deemed to have a particularly high-risk environment which needs regular evaluation (usually stipulated in your last report or by your insurers)

You've recently had a fire related incident and need an assessment to pinpoint your premises' deficiencies so you can take the appropriate actions to avoid another fire

You need a new fire alarm installed and your installers (i.e. us!) need to know the level of detection required to adequately design your system

What's The Process for Getting a Fire Risk Assessment?

We’re professional and proficient and we’ll leave no stone unturned when it comes to assessing the risks your business faces. We work with retail stores, restaurants, charities, offices, warehouses, schools and many other commercial premises. Whatever your sector, we’re here to help. 

Check out the 4 steps we’ll undertake with you to not only get your Fire Risk Assessment done, but to help you act on any areas highlighted by the report, which is presented in a traffic-light-style to help you understand the crucial priorities through to the tick-boxes you’ve already got mastered:

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The Brief: We’ll gather a brief of your building to price your assessment (this is done based on size). If we’re doing a fire alarm installation, we’ll ask you for floor plans to assist us with the design to follow the assessment.

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The Assessment: Your assessment will then take place accompanied by you or the nominated Responsible Person to assist with site-related questions to help us collate an extensive report of your fire safety.

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Aftercare: After the assessment, you’ll be sent a report which is important to keep safe, but also to have a good read of to highlight any actions needed. We’ll work with you to create an action plan to help with any remediation.

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Stay On Top Of It: WFP recommend keeping up with Fire Risk Assessments each year (the review date is typically stated on the assessment report) for your due diligence, safety and compliance. We can help and remind you!

Fire Risk Assessments Explained:

A fire risk assessment is a statutory evaluation of your building’s hazards, the chances of fires occurring and the likely outcome of those fires. In other words, it’s seriously important.

The more precautionary products and procedures you have in place, the more likely you are to stay safe. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 lays out all the rules and makes it clear that without a Fire Risk Assessment, you could face fines and even jail-time for non-compliance. But, worse, you’d be putting lives at risk. 

So let’s check out your infrastructure and minimise the risk of loss and damage in case a fire does ever break out. Now, it’s perfectly legal for your designated “Responsible Person” to carry out your building’s Fire Risk Assessment. But, if they don’t know exactly what they’re looking for, they’ll be liable should the worst happen. 

What’s more, without a fire risk assessment you’ve got no hope of making a successful insurance claim, should a fire ever break out. It really is the best way to have peace of mind that you’re doing what you can to keep people safe and comply with the law.

If you’d rather pass the burden to professional, reputable people with years of knowledge and experience and full insurance to boot, then you’ve found your team!

Your professional report will summarise the extent of all the fire hazards within your premises and outline the preventative precautions you should put in place. We’ll pick up on any no-nos and point out the things you need to change to make your building safer and compliant. And we’ll help you implement them, too.

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Remember to read and act on areas highlighted in your assessment, as should a fire-related incident happen and you're found to have known about a hazard via the report, but not acted upon it, you'll have a lot of questions to answer!

How to Stay Safe & Legally Compliant with a Fire Risk Assessment:

If you want to get on with the things you’re best at, safe in the knowledge that you’re looking after your people and your premises, you need to make the right preparations with your fire risk assessment. 

Here are the most important things to consider and implement (in addition to having the right passive and active fire safety equipment on-site, and in proper working order):

Provide adequate fire safety training for your nominated staff members

Carry out all of the recommended works to keep your building safe and compliant

Always have an up-to-date fire risk assessment which is genuinely reflective of your building’s current state

Designate a “Responsible Person” on site who understands how to use your fire safety equipment (and who knows how your fire alarm system works)

Create an emergency fire evacuation plan (and any Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans, otherwise known as PEEPs), and carry out regular drills

The all-in-one safety solution for your building

If you’ve looked at streamlining during the lockdown period, or at any time at all, you’ll probably want to know about our fire and safety solutions. 

It’s smart and it’s simple. 

Here’s how you and your business will benefit:

If you’d like to simplify your systems and reap the benefits, we should talk. Click the button below to send an enquiry and we’ll get back to you asap.

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BAFE Fire Safety Accreditation

WFP Fire & Security is accredited by the British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE).

That means we’re regulated by the leading fire safety register in the UK, and we pass frequent inspections too. 

In other words, you can trust us. 

When you choose WFP to install and maintain your commercial fire alarm system, you don’t just benefit from a compliant safety solution you can rely on, but from the expertise of trustworthy and competent specialists too. It’s a pretty sweet deal. 

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What Will My Fire Risk Assessment Analyse?

A Fire Risk Assessment looks at fire hazards, people at risk, the procedures to reduce or remove risk, as well as your emergency plan and the training your people on site have in fire safety. Broken down this is:

Emergency routes, exits and signage

How you dispose of dangerous substances

The fire safety training undertaken by the people on your site

The adequacy of your fire alarm and its detection as required for your building

The knowledge and placement of firefighting equipment, such as fire extinguishers

Needs of vulnerable people and how they are catered to in the event of a fire, such as the blind, deaf, elderly or disabled

Breaches in fire safety, causing hazards or threats to safe evacuation or fire stopping, such as propping open fire doors

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Fire Risk Assessments are a visual assessment, not technical or invasive. If your report highlights that you need to look at certain aspects, such as audibility of your fire alarm (i.e. does it reach the required number of decibels it should?) then we can help with that, too. That's what our fella, a Fire Alarm Engineer, in the photo is looking at above.

The All-in-One Safety Solution For Your Building:

Bring all your fire, security, CCTV and electrical needs under one roof with our comprehensive and tailored ‘All-in-One’ service. 

It’s smart and it’s simple! Here’s how you and your business will benefit:

Less Confusion

One number to call and one trusted team, whatever the problem

Time & Energy-Efficient

Get everything sorted together in one swift visit

Less Hassle

Cut out paperwork with just one contract and renewal for everything

Full Protection

Always stay safe and legally compliant too with everything fully covered

Best Value for Money

Monthly payment options and built-in discounts

Free 24/7 Support

Expert advice on the end of the phone, whenever you need it from our excellent Service and Technical teams

If you’d like to simplify your systems and reap the benefits, we should talk. Click the button below to send an enquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Areas We Cover:

We serve businesses and commercial buildings within Essex, London and the Home Counties, across East Anglia and the South East of England.

Based in Stock in Essex, we’re perfectly poised to help customers in a wide area, from Suffolk and Norfolk to Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and even Central London. 

If you’re a little further afield, try us anyway! You never know where we might go, so get in touch and find out if there’s a chance we could cover your location too. 

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