As virtually everyone either lives, works or spends time in or around buildings, fire safety affects everyone. Most fires are preventable, yet in the UK alone, the Fire and Rescue Service attend over 200,000 fires each year.

Every UK employer has a duty of care to minimise the risk of fire and to ensure that proper safety standards are in place. At Marpal, we are here to help you put in place suitable and sufficient Fire safety procedures that will protect your employees, occupants and business in the event of a fire.

The starting point for improved fire safety in your workplace is a fire risk assessment.

Fire Risk Assessment

Regardless of the level of risk, a fire risk assessment forms a part of your legal health and safety obligations. In 2006, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order introduced a requirement for all non domestic properties in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to conduct suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments; The Fire (Scotland) Act introduced similar requirement for Scotland.

We work with companies of all sizes within most industry sectors to carry out detailed, quality fire risk assessments. Our Fire Risk Assessors have accumulated many years of invaluable experience and also specialise in carrying out fire risk assessments on Care Homes, flats, industrial buildings, timber framed buildings, offices, laboratories etc.

How Our Service Benefits You

Every business will benefit from a simple and well thought out fire safety strategy that ensures legal compliance and sets a high benchmark for safety. This is our approach when working with you on your fire risk assessment; our reports identify practical and achievable actions, which are affordable to implement and closely match the actual needs of your business.

A good Fire Risk Assessment can significantly reduce the risk of fire at your premises. Marpal employ highly qualified IFE registered Fire Risk Assessors. We provide all of our Clients with a clear and easy to understand Fire Risk Assessment Report that satisfies regulatory requirements and includes a Fire Action Plan based on the significant findings as well as photographs; floor plans identifying where remedial action is required may also be included.

Fire Risk Assessment – Annual Renewal

Your Fire Risk Assessment must be reviewed/updated at least annually or when there has been a significant change to your premises, such as a change in use, change in staffing levels or if you’ve had a fire incident.

Fire Safety Consultancy

If you are planning to construct your new premises, alter or extend, the fire safety risks can be significantly reduced by reviewing the Fire Safety Strategy during the design development stage. Utilising our experienced staff, Marpal can advise architects, designers and clients on their fire strategies, helping to achieve Building Regulation approval. We can also provide “value engineering” solutions by advising how fire safety objectives can be achieved in the most cost effective and space efficient way.

Fire Safety Training – Fire Warden

The key to the successful management of fire safety is to ensure that suitable fire safety training is provided to your employees, so that they know what to do in the event of a fire. Our half day Fire Warden training is designed specifically with your building type and occupancy in mind.

Fire Evacuation Strategies

The fire evacuation plan should consider all aspects associated with the emergency evacuation of the building should a fire occur. In certain types of buildings, an evacuation may not be straightforward and may involve procedures that staff are unfamiliar with and are contrary to the approach for most building types.

Whatever the building type, Marpal can help to develop building specific fire evacuation strategies based on the evacuation needs and number of occupants, whilst recognising any shortcomings the building may have.

Fire Safety Policies for Employers

In addition to having a fire risk assessment and an evacuation strategy in place, non domestic premises should also have suitable fire safety policies and procedures, commensurate with the size and type of premises. Marpal can help in the preparation or review of such fire safety policies and procedures.

The Benefit to You:

Our Advisors are highly qualified and experienced in Fire Safety, receiving good practical fire safety advice can: –

  • Safeguard the lives of the buildings’ occupants
  • Significantly reduce the risk of fire
  • Ensure that adequate escape routes are provided
  • Ensure that a fire is detected quickly
  • Reduce the size and spread of a fire
  • Ensure that sensible management systems, policies and procedures are in place
  • Ensure staff know what to do in the event of a fire
  • Protect businesses or individuals from litigation
  • Protect businesses reputations from the bad publicity associated with fire incidents

Are You Concerned About Your Existing Fire Safety Arrangements?

Are you concerned that your Fire Risk Assessment is suitable and sufficient? Call Marpal today, or send us an email through our online contact form to find out more about our FREE “HEALTH CHECK”

Want to Know More?

Get in touch with our team of professional Fire Risk Assessors today and reduce the risk of fire. For a free no obligation quote, give us a call 01332 668877 or send us an email through our online contact form.

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