• Fire risk assessments or reviews,
  • Fire safety training 
  • Fire safety design advice for building regulations and new buildings,
  • Fire strategy advice,
  • Fire safety engineering advice and services e.g. sprinklers
  • Fire safety audits
  • Post fire audits.
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Ivorfire Safety Services Ltd

Contact Details

Give Shaun, Natalie or Helen a ring;

Tel: 02920 330885
Mob: 07747693453

Or write to: 24 Hickman Road, Penarth,  Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2AJ

 

Fire Safety Strategies

New Buildings

Fire Safety Strategies (or preliminary fire risk assessments) do vary depending on the understanding or information available.  Ivorfire Safety Services understanding is relative to the need of fire safety information to be available from the design of a new building to provide fire safety information so that a fire risk assessment can be undertaken utilising information as determined by Regulation 38 of the Building Regulations.

The Building Regulations and Fire safety Procedural Guidance document deals with this explanation and supports the general view point and can be sourced by clicking here.

Paragraphs 1.20 to 1.28 deals with the relationship between fire risk assessment (FRA) and the fire safety order and outlines the fire safety strategy to offer fire safety information to the responsible person so that a FRA can be undertaken on occupation.

Usually no additional fire safety measures are necessary for the building on hand over. Occasionally, there may be further needs such as fire safety management; that may be necessary because of operational needs of the building or something has changed e.g. staff numbers available.  

Additional fire safety measures should only become necessary because of risks identified or where not known about prior to occupation of the building or at the time of the building regulation approval and consultation process.

Moreover there may be risks that are presented by virtue that the building control process did not deal with them e.g. fire fighting equipment or excess fire loading are two examples but there may be others.  

And of course, changes are made once people move into the building whether this is immediately or any time in the future, by accident or design. If it’s a significant risk it should be captured by the fire risk assessment for the on-going use of the building.