Fire Risk Assessment Surveys in Sunderland
Commercial properties in England and Wales where 5 or more persons are employed are legally required by the The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to have an up to date Fire Risk Assessment at all times, which must be amended if there has been a change to the use, occupancy levels, layout or envelope of the property, etc.
Our team of experienced assessors can provide Fire Risk Assessments in Sunderland for most types of commercial premises and also for domestic properties and common areas. If you are the “responsible person” for a commercial property, ie anyone in control of a non-domestic premises, then you have a legal duty to ensure that there is a suitable and sufficient assessment of any fire risks in place, that this fire risk assessment is updated when required, and that any dangerous substance that is in or liable to be in the property is included in the assessment.
While single private dwellings are not affected by Fire Risk Assessment legislation, anyone responsible for domestic properties that do not fit in the “single private dwelling” category must have Fire Risk Assessments for any “common areas” and where domestic properties have paying guests, such as B&Bs, guest houses, and self catering properties. “Common areas” include individual flat doors, hallways, stairwells, lifts and shafts, roof spaces, gardens, outhouses and garages, meaning that some domestic landlords must also comply with the Regulatory Reform Order 2005 regulations.
To complete a Fire Risk Assessment, the assessor will inspect the property to identify fire hazards and people at risk, give an overall risk rating of the property, note any improvements that need to be made along with a timescale for when these should be made. It is helpful if a point of contact is available during the site survey for the assessor to discuss with.
For Fire Risk Assessments in Sunderland it usually takes up to 7 working days to process your report, once the survey is complete. The report will give an overall risk rating of the property along with how soon any action needs to be carried out and the timescale of the next review.
We provide many services relating to property safety and certification for homeowners and both domestic and commercial landlords in Sunderland, as well as the surrounding area and most other parts of the country. We ensure that all processes are simple and efficient, and we take pride in our employees and in our high levels of customer service. If you want to book any of our Sunderland property services, or simply need some advice, please contact us right away!
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