“As a partner of TWFRS, we are confident that Impeller has the background, experience and knowledge to carry out the risk assessments to ensure fire compliance and health and safety in our properties. We look forward to working with Impeller in the future to continue the crucial provision of fire safety and resilience for our customers.” Ops Mgr, Large Property Services Company.
Impeller’s Fire Safety Team
Impeller have a team of highly experienced Fire Safety Officers that carry out fire risk assessments for a range of customers across the UK. Our team are all active or former fire safety officers for a UK fire and rescue service – in addition they have all been operational fire fighters that have regularly attended incidents.
All of our fire risk assessors have a National level 4 diploma in Fire Safety for Fire Inspectors and have significant experience working as fire safety officers for fire services.
Our fire safety officers are trusted by our clients – we have worked for public sector, charities and large plc’s. We continue to attract the best fire safety staff from within the region keeping your property on the right side of legislation and safety for your occupants.
Impeller have capacity to take on large projects as well as one offs, we have wide experience in all types of building – schools, offices, high rise flats, low rise flats, community buildings, care homes, stately homes, cinemas, and hotels.
We have a standard FRA document that can be tailored to your requirements, for example some of our customers opt for a health and safety assessment to be included.
We work with all customers who need fire risk assessments such as:
- Property Management Companies
- Building Surveyors
- Property Owners & Landlords
- Property Developers
- Public Sector Organisations
Fire Risk Assessments – the Facts.
You are legally responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you are
- An employer
- the owner
- the landlord
- an occupier
- anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor.
· carry out a fire risk assessment and review it regularly (we recommend every 12 months)
· tell staff about the risks you have identified
· put in place and maintain appropriate fire safety measures
· plan for a fire emergency
· provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training.
If you do not have the time or expertise to do the fire risk assessment, you need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to do so – that’s where our experienced fire risk assessors can help.
· identify the hazards
· identify people at risk
· work with you to evaluate, remove or reduce the risks
· record the findings, help you to prepare an emergency plan and provide staff training
· review the fire risk assessment every 12 months.
Knowledge and experience required
Each Responsible Person (RP) must consider his or her own circumstances and capabilities in respect of the risk assessment process. Nobody knows as much about the business/activities as the RP but if the RP is not confident in his or her own ability to complete their fire safety risk assessment then they can arrange for a suitably qualified or experienced person to complete the assessment on their behalf.