Fire Risk Assessments in Southampton

Fire Risk Assessments in Southampton

As experts in fire safety, FireCare Security & Electrical Ltd, can cater for all your fire risk assessment in Southampton requirements.

Based on the outskirts of Southampton and operating across the South of England, FireCare specialise in fire safety and fire risk assessments. Our expert team are passionate about fire safety and have extensive knowledge and experience to keep your business, premises, and employees safe from fire.

Does your Southampton business need a
Fire Risk Assessment?

Any organisation employing 5 or more people in Southampton, or anywhere in the UK, is obligated by law to complete a written and specific fire risk assessment on an annual basis.

As the owner or responsible person of a business in Southampton, failure to meet this requirement could land you with a hefty fine, or even a custodial sentence.

Why choose FireCare Security & Electrical Ltd to carry out your Fire Risk Assessment in Southampton?

As fire safety consultants, we have been keeping businesses and organisations fire safe and compliant in Southampton for over 10 years.

Our trained assessors will visit your Southampton premises and examine your building, assets, and processes to provide you with all the information and recommendations required to stay safe and legal.

FireCare Security & Electrical Ltd

Unit 6, City Grove Industrial Estate

Woodside Road


SO50 4ET

Tel: 02380 269833


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For whom do we carry out
Fire Risk Assessments in Southampton?

From office blocks to factories, care homes to schools, our highly experienced fire risk assessors have the knowledge and expertise required to carry out a thorough fire risk assessment on your behalf.

Our Clients in Southampton Include:

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What is a Fire Risk Assessment in Southampton?

A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement, for all non-domestic premises housing 5 or more people, in Southampton and the rest of the UK. The document must review the following:

  • Your current fire prevention measures (particularly in relation to storage, smoking, flammable/combustible substances, machinery and equipment and general housekeeping).
  • How well you could communicate to those onsite in the event of a fire (fire detection systems, alarms, signage, emergency lighting).
  • Your escape routes – are there clear escape paths? Do you complete regular fire drills? Do you have any vulnerable staff with special escape requirements?
  • How well could you confine and/or suppress a fire?
  • The level of awareness and training among your staff in terms of what to do in the event of a fire (fire training, fire drills, fire tests etc).

Each of the above should be rated according to the level of risk. If the risk identified in any area is too high, you need to put an action plan in place to reduce the risk (with timescales and lines of responsibility). You should consider potential improvements and maintenance requirements, as well as future training needs. Your findings must be documented, and these records retained for inspection and review purposes.

Who needs a Fire Risk Assessment in Southampton?

Any organisation employing 5 or more people (whether commercial or not for profit) is obligated by law to complete a written and specific fire risk assessment, that is reviewed on an annual basis. 

Who can carry out Fire Risk Assessments in Southampton?

A fire risk assessment must be carried out by a competent individual, whether a trained employee or an outside contractor. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 clearly states that someone is classed as competent if they have sufficient training skills and knowledge to carry out the task at hand. The larger or more difficult the building, the greater the required level, training and experience that is required of the assessor.

How do I know if I need a Fire Risk Assessment for my Southampton business?

If your organisation employs 5 or more people, whether commercial or not for profit, you need a fire risk assessment.

Who is responsible for making sure that a Fire Risk Assessment is carried out, for Southampton businesses and organisations?

The responsibility of ensuring that an up to date fire risk assessment is in place usually falls with a director, manager, or owner of a company. This person is referred to as the ‘responsible person’. If the allocated ‘responsible person’ fails in their duties, they can expect a substantial fine or, in extreme cases, a custodial sentence.

Can I carry out a Fire Risk Assessment myself in Southampton?

Any ‘competent person’ can carry out a fire risk assessment according to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. However, they must have sufficient training skills and knowledge to carry out the task at hand.

Fire safety is a serious and often complex issue, so we would always recommend that you use an expert to carry out your fire risk assessment. This will ensure that your Southampton business or organisation remains both safe and compliant.

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Contact Our Friendly Team Today

At FireCare, we have a vast amount of experience helping businesses across the South Coast with their fire safety, security and electrical needs. Our professional team are here to suggest practical, pragmatic steps to help you improve your compliance and better protect your people, premises and property.

Get in touch with us today by completing our contact form, and a member of our team will be in touch.

We operate across the South and can provide Fire Risk Assessments in the following areas:
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"We have used FireCare Security and Electrical since we moved into our new office 2 years ago. Initially, the reason I used their services was their excellent customer service. There is always someone who is willing to help at the end of the phone and they always phone back promptly when they say they will"

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