Hire our Surrey fire risk assessors – domestic & commercial fire risk checks
Whether you need a fire hazard check at your office or an emergency lighting installation at a block of flats, we can assist. We work closely with business owners, property managers and landlords, ensuring you meet your responsibilities towards the fire safety of your premises.
What are fire risk surveys?
A fire risk survey should be completed by a trained assessor with experience of carrying out these types of checks. They’ll look at various aspects of your property to assess potential hazards and any elements which can lower the risks of harm from fire or smoke inhalation, including correct signage, emergency lighting and fire extinguisher presence. Each survey will take into account the setup of the building, including how many people occupy the premises and its current use.
When are fire hazard checks required?
British Standards recommends regular fire safety checks, so many organisations and landlords book a survey each year alongside other assessments. If there are more than five occupants in a commercial property, you must keep a copy of the assessment findings, so maintain a record of any checks that have been completed, including improvements carried out if action was needed.
Who’s responsible for fire risk management?
In both residential buildings (e.g. apartment blocks with communal spaces) and commercial premises, there should be a named person responsible for property safety. This includes the fire safety of the building. Failure to meet the necessary requirements could put others in harm’s way, which can result in the issuing of hefty fines or even prison sentences. If you need a fire safety assessment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.