Fire/Health and Safety Assessment Periodicity

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14:57 PM, 10th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Fire/Health and Safety Assessment Periodicity

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Fire/Health and Safety Assessment Periodicity

Can anyone advise on the periodicity / frequency with which Fire Assessments and Health and Safety Assessments should be undertaken?

We own two maisonettes in a development of 8 – there are 4 ground floor apartments and 4 first floor apartments – all of which have their own entrances and there are no internal communal areas. However, Warwick Estates justification for undertaking both assessments (and re-charging the premiums) is that they occasionally send workmen to the sister for the maintenance and repair of the outside space – paths etc and there fore need to undertake both assessments.

I have looked through the HSE and LocalGov.UK sites along with various articles and can not find any clear definition or requirement for these two assessments.

Any help would be provided in order to subdue my paranoia about being overcharged.

Jason



Comments

Wyn Burgess

7:23 AM, 13th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Whilst the companies providing the assessments say they need to be carried out annually, my understanding is that they are only needed when significant changes have been made.

Puzzler

10:04 AM, 13th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

The contractors should carry out their own risk assessments for any work they do. Consider changing agency, the big firms are expensive - as there only eight flats of which you have two, it should not be difficult to get agreement. Is it shared freehold and are you a director?

Kim Finch

11:59 AM, 13th June 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Wyn Burgess at 13/06/2020 - 07:23
This was what I have been told by Avon Fire and Rescue

paul holden

10:28 AM, 15th June 2020
About 3 weeks ago

We have installed these Fire Safety Sticks in our property. We have fire doors, closures and hard wired alarm system but find these an extra level of fire security, with a host of benefits over traditional fire extinguishers - including no servicing, saving us money. http://www.glossfireaction.co.uk

frj765

15:24 PM, 19th June 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 13/06/2020 - 10:04
Hi Puzzler - Thanks for the response. Unfortunately the Freeholder is RBS plc and it is managed by Warwick Estates. They are aa nightmare and frequently try it on with the Service Charges.


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