BAFE Fire Risk Assessment

BAFE Fire Risk Assessment

You hold the responsibility for the adequacy of your company's Fire Risk Assessment by law, if you are the Responsible Person or Duty Holder. To ensure you are using a competent assessor, you should use a BAFE registered company and conduct a BAFE Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment SP205.

Fire Risk Assessments are a legal requirement and ensure that your building or workplace is examined systematically to reduce the risk of fire. If you need help with your Fire Risk Assessment, please read below to see how RM Risk Management can assist.

National Fire Risk Assessment Service

RM conduct BAFE SP205 Life Safety Fire Risk Assessments for Schools, Offices, Warehouses, Care Homes and Shopping Centres and more, throughout the UK. Our national presence allows us to help many companies meet their fire safety compliance whilst keeping costs to a minimum.

Added Value

We offer added value by conducting and delivering BAFE Life Safety Fire Risk Assessments using our own risk management software system – HASAD. This means that when we combine BAFE SP205 and HASAD with our highly competent team of assessors, we ensure that our clients receive a comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment report. Our BAFE SP205 Life Safety Fire Risk Assessments satisfy the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Our assessments identify potential emergency situations for which plans, procedures and systems will need to be designed and implemented to reduce risk.

Easy to understand reports

Our reports include a prioritised, easy-to-understand action plan. This means that we write in a way that eliminates jargon and unnecessary recommendations. In addition to this, RM always introduce pragmatic and relevant approaches to the Fire Safety of your premises, to further simplify things for you.

Ongoing Support

We won’t just undertake Fire Risk Assessments and leave you to deal with any problems, unlike other assessors. Instead, RM work with you to ensure that practical solutions are created, using our wealth of expertise and knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've answered the common questions we get asked about this service

Do I need a Fire Risk Assessment?

You will need to comply with fire safety law if you own, manage or operate a building or business. If you want to do more research on this, the main law in relation to Fire Safety is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, more commonly known as the RRO.

The RRO applies to virtually all non-domestic buildings and it is your responsibility to make sure the workplace meets the required standards. If you read Article 9 of the RRO, it states that suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessments must be carried out by a competent person.

Can I do it myself?

Yes, you can perform your own fire risk assessment however the law states that the assessment must be ‘suitable and sufficient’. This means that it must be carried out by a competent person – somebody with sufficient training, qualifications and experience. The advantages therefore of using external fire safety consultants are numerous:

  • Knowledge of the latest fire regulations and legislation
  • Competent person
  • Saving time and money
  • Reduce risk of prosecution if something is missed by doing it yourself
  • Guaranteed provision of a suitable and sufficient assessment
  • Responsibility for the provision of a compliant assessment lies with the external consultancy

What areas do you cover?

RM are based in the West Midlands but our fire risk assessors work nationwide. The majority of our Fire Risk Assessment work is in London, Birmingham and Manchester however we look after our clients’ properties all over the UK, including the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland.

How much does it cost?

Our Fire Risk Assessments start from just £200.00, depending on the size and location of your building. Following on from our assessments, we provide an after-care service to clients that offers ongoing advice and we attend meeting where necessary.

How often should I review my Fire Risk Assessment?

Fire Risk Assessments should become subject to regular review. For this reason, we recommend that all fire risk assessments are reviewed annually and this has now become best practice within the industry. You should also review your assessment following any significant change to the property. Most commonly, these significant changes are in relation to layout, staff, occupancy, activities and legislation etc.

Having said this, the majority of our clients’ properties are assessed once a year.

If you have any further questions then please contact us.

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We will provide

A BAFE Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment SP205

BAFE Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment

We will provide a PDF and Web based report with recommendations

You will get free access to HASAD - the Health And Safety Advisory Database

Free Software

Fire Safety Management Software is included in our price, to assist in ongoing risk management

We give you one hour’s free consultancy

This means we support you with an extra hour of our time on each and every risk assessment

Our Process

Assess

Fire Risk Assessment Consultancy

Firstly, we will identify hazards on site and for each one, we will determine how well we believe you are currently complying with health and safety standards. Then, through observation, evaluation of documentation and discussion, we will assist you to understand your health and safety requirements.

Validate

BAFE Fire Risk Assessment Validation

Next, RM has a two stage validation process for each and every audit that is published, for quality assurance. Firstly our reports are verified by the assessor that carried out the assessment. Secondly, the respective Department Head will review and validate your report before publishing it to you.

Report

BAFE Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment Consultancy

Following validation, RM will publish your assessment reports to the Health And Safety Advisory Database (HASAD). HASAD can help you to actively manage your risks, across multiple properties if necessary. This means that you will be able to view and download static and dynamic PDF reports. In addition, you can view and search risks according to the categorisation of Intolerable, Substantial and Moderate, or Monitor & Review with Traffic Light methodology.