Fire Strategy Assessment and Plans

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Fire Strategy

Fire strategy is recommended for all new and existing “complex” buildings irrespective of age, method of construction or materials used.

Whatever the requirements First Intervention consultants have the knowledge, experience and technical training to ensure that the customers objectives are achieved in the most cost-effective manner.

Our fire strategy sets a clear framework for fire safety and is based around showing compliance with the fundamental objectives of the applicable fire safety legislation, business and property protection objectives and insurers requirements. This means a warning and escape, internal fire spread, external fire spread and access and facilities for the fire service, along with the fire safety management requirements for the building.

A First intervention fire consultant will attend site and assess the available fire safety management, prevention and protection information to produce a single retrospective fire safety document based on The Building Regulations (Approved Document B) and reference BS9999.

Our fire strategy’s provides the level of detail required to satisfy the Building Authority that the building has protective strategies in place to ensure it can be occupied safely. This document will enable the Landlord, fire assessor and other interested parties to understand the building construction and associated inherent fire safety precautions and how these elements interacts.

Fire Strategy FAQs

What is a Fire Strategy?

According to the British Standards Institution document PAS 911: Fire Strategies-Guidance and Framework, a fire strategy is: An all-encompassing document designed to overview how fire can impact on a building and a business.

Fire strategy is the way in which fire safety objectives for a building are defined. For new buildings the fire strategy is usually developed during the design phase of the project. FIT experts can work with you to truly understand the objectives of your project and the completed building to create the best solution for you. In order to limit the risks of fire the best approach would be to create a fire strategy during the construction phase and our engaged experts have a wealth of experience to create the best fire strategy for your project.

Do I need a Fire Strategy?

A fire strategy can prove invaluable for due diligence purposes and where requirements for a strategic approach in managing fire risk need to be considered in a wider business context. It is also important that the fire strategy is widely accepted by the ongoing business and that the recommendations are adhered to on a day-to-day basis.

Our experts can help you communicate the importance of this strategy to your stakeholders and ensure this ongoing commitment.

Who is responsible for a Fire Strategy?

Legal guidelines state that a Fire Risk Assessment must be carried out by a ‘competent person’, First Intervention have multiple fire risk consultant’s competent to undertake fire risk assessments ranging from COMAH sites, multi-story high rise building, hospitals, offices, shops and restaurants. All our fire risk consultants’ competences include, NEBOSH Fire safety & Risk management, Graduate IFE (GIFireE), Occupancy in the fire service, FDIS DipFD and more.

A First intervention fire consultant will attend site and assess the available fire safety management, prevention and protection information to produce a single retrospective fire safety document based on The Building Regulations (Approved Document B) and reference BS9999.

How to create a Fire Strategy?

  • Identify Evacuation Routes
  • Examine the fire rating of walls, doors, floors and structure
  • Analyse external fire spread issues
  • Facilities for firefighting

What makes a professional Fire Strategy?

Our fire strategy’s provides the level of detail required to satisfy the Building Authority that the building has protective strategies in place to ensure it can be occupied safely. This document will enable the Landlord, fire assessor and other interested parties to understand the building construction and associated inherent fire safety precautions and how these elements interacts.

Fire Strategy Training for your Employees

Fire training is crucial in every office. No one knows when a fire will strike. So, they have to be alert all the time and make sure they remember the basics of fire training. Our fire strategy report will include all the training details that your employees should perform.

Unless you have the fire strategy, you may not know the precise training details that everyone should follow. Starting from how to use a fire extinguisher to gathering in an assembly area, we include everything in the strategy report.

Can I get a fire strategy if my building isn’t new?

If the building is already operational then we can write a fire strategy in order to review the existing fire safety provision and provide a basis to inform the fire risk assessment process. The fire strategy is always developed to reflect the organisation’s policy on fire safety and operational requirements. 

FIRE STRATEGY

KEY POINTS

1. Escape Route

Means of escape is vital to an effective Fire Strategy. The fire plan will take into account distance to exit, risk of obstructions and provide alternative routes should the primary means of escape become compromised.

2. Legislation Requirements

First Intervention qualified fire engineers will assess the legislation and restrictions that apply to your building, advising on the best approach and adapting the fire strategy to meet these requirements.

3. Fire Spread Prevention

An effective fire strategy assesses the materials and control measures in place to develop a means of preventing uncontrolled spread of fire. Fire control can allow for emergency response and the vital time to save lifes.

4. Building Considerations

Fire strategy will identifies fire stop measures, cavity barriers and suppressant systems. 

Identifying any vulnerabilities and put in place effective measures to mitigate the fire risks found through:

  • Evacuation Routes
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Alarms
  • Fire-fighting Equipment
  • Fire Spread Path

5. Emergency Service Access

A fire strategy will identify routes of access and potential obstructions for emergency services response. 

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