Fire risk assessment templates – what do you use?

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10:24 AM, 11th November 2015
About 3 years ago

Fire risk assessment templates – what do you use?

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Fire risk assessment templates – what do you use?

Does anyone know, or have, a good template for Fire Risk Assessments please, as most I look at seem a lot more geared to larger business properties rather than 5-8 bed student HMOs?Fire risk

Do you carry them out yourselves, or get them done professionally?

Thanks

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Pippa Watson

13:18 PM, 11th November 2015
About 3 years ago

Glasgow City Council have a good template, its worthwhile getting one down professionally though first and learn for the rest, should only be around £100 or os.

Stan Barlow TEE LTD

14:19 PM, 11th November 2015
About 3 years ago

I have a simple tick box electronic one. Our customers included landlords both Domestic and Commercial here in Cornwall & Devon. Please send me an email and I will gladly send you one FOC. Stan at TEE LTD CORNWALL 01872553541
stan@teeltd.co.uk

Sagar Patel

8:57 AM, 12th November 2015
About 3 years ago

Wondering if someone could shed some light on a related matter...

If a landlord was to give a property to an agent on ‘full management’, and a problem occurred, call it a fire resulting in a death, and it turned out legislation was not met or a risk assessment was not carried out (for example the property did not meet the recent legislation on smoke detector requirements), who would be legally responsible? The landlord or the agent?

9:28 AM, 12th November 2015
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Sagar Patel" at "12/11/2015 - 08:57":

I'd think that entirely depends on the relevant clauses in the full management contract and their legal interpretation under the circumstances.

Stan Barlow TEE LTD

13:21 PM, 12th November 2015
About 3 years ago

In my professional opinion a fully qualified company with the right insurances and the backing of a professional body should be able to shoulder responsibility.
However whenever the problem ends up in the hands of the legal profession who knows? The lawyers for each side are positive for their respective clients so let the courts decide.
Provided a Landlord had carried out his duty of care and appointed quality agents who insist on quality tradesmen should ensure safe practice. However with 30-years experience of serving Agents and Landlords many new inquiry's nearly always ask `How much'. not our list of clients or history of our relationship.
We have clients who have come to us [subsequently] after property damage and even fatalities. One of our strap-lines could be professional if not the cheapest.

John Dunt

10:11 AM, 14th November 2015
About 3 years ago

Go look on your local fire service web site under fire precautions. Most have an excellent template that you can download. If the building is complex best employ a specialist as they also look at building materials as well as normal fire precautions, ie escapes, fire alarm, emergency lighting and doors to name a few items.

Stan Barlow TEE LTD

15:35 PM, 19th November 2015
About 3 years ago

Many readers requested our simple tick box fire risk assessment. All have been sent and if I have missed anyone apologies [there were may request] and please email me at stan@teeltd.co.uk again and I will send them tomorrow.

Please note the new CO requirements and there have been several carbon monoxide poisoning incidents in the last week. 5-people in Cornwall rushed to hospital in two emergency calls.
Someone could be chosen as a example?

Robert Mellors

14:53 PM, 14th May 2016
About 3 years ago

Can anyone recommend a Fire Risk Assessment company/provider that covers the South Yorkshire area? (This is for HMO properties).

What is the normal price for a professionally produced Fire Risk Assessment?


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