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Fire Risk Assessment Reviews Nationwide

Active Fire Management is having a busy month of July where considerable time and resources are being put into place to carry out annual fire risk assessment reviews for the second, third and forth year running for some customers. Qualified fire risk assessors are currently reviewing properties nationwide in accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order.

Our nationwide customers recognise that fire risk assessments are a continuous process and must be monitored and audited.  New and existing control measures should be maintained to make sure they are still working effectively.  Furthermore, if changes are introduced into your workplace, your original fire risk assessment may not address any new hazards or risk arising from them.  For this reason it’s important that fire risk assessments are reviewed and revised regularly.

The assessments, which began the planning stage in June 2012, commenced in early July and will cover the North, South, East and West of the country for a variety of customers from care homes to office blocks.

Assessments for Variety of Premises

It was business as usual for Active Fire Management this month as the company’s Fire Risk Assessors assessed a variety of premises including a bookshop, a takeaway restaurant, various office premises, several blocks of flats and a number of nursing/care homes.

June is set to be a busy month with many Fire Risk Assessment Reviews to be scheduled for customers who have previously had their premises assessed to ensure continual compliance with fire safety legislation.

Active Fire Management have since 2001 been conducting nationwide fire risk assessments, with their team of experienced and qualified fire risk assessors. The type of organisations that form part of the fire risk assessment customers include housing associations, hospitals, hotels, shops, restaurants and public event venues. A fire risk assessment is required in compliance with the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (RRO).

Institute of Fire Engineers Consultants Directory

This month Active Fire Management were pleased to have their application to the Institute of Fire Engineer’s Consultants Directory accepted.

Founded in 1918, the IFE is a non profit making professional body that upholds professional standards within all public and private fire sectors by offering assessment of knowledge, experience and development.  The objective of the IFE is to encourage and improve the science of and practice of fire extinction, fire prevention and fire engineering.

Earlier this year, Active Fire Management achieved Awarding Body Approval to deliver a national recognised qualification in Fire Safety. The company is therefore delighted to have been accepted on the IFE’s Consultants Directory as further testament of its credibility, knowledge, experience and professionalism associated with its Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Consultancy Services.

Active Fire Management offers fire risk assessment services on a nationwide basis and also deliver to organisations. Training is delivered at locations and on dates that suit each company and its employees. For small groups people also have the chance to attend one of their courses in Crawley.

Fire Safety Training Course Dates

Active Fire Management have announced dates for further fire safety training courses. These course dates are designed for individuals or companies who have a small number of staff members who are required to attend fire training courses.

For individuals wishing to join an existing course Active Fire Management conducts courses from their base at Crawley, West Sussex. Courses include Basic Fire Safety Training, Fire Marshal / Fire Warden training and courses.

Fire Safety Course Dates

If you are interested in joining one of our existing courses at Crawley, West Sussex please email info@activefiremanagement.co.uk or call us on 08700 672 757.

Course Dates:

  • 24th May 0930-1230 Basic Fire Safety Training
  • 24th May 1330-1700 Fire Marshal Training
  • 25th May 0900-1700 Fire Safety Training Level 2
  • 21st June 0930-1230 Basic Fire Safety Training
  • 21st 1330-1700 Fire Marshal Training
  • 22nd June 0900-1700 Fire Safety Training Level 2
  • 20th July 0930-1230 Basic Fire Safety Training
  • 20th July 1330-1700 Fire Marshal Training
  • 21st July 0900-1700 Fire Safety Training Level 2

Bespoke Fire Safety Courses for Companies

For any company who has more than 6 delegates wishing to attend training we customer our courses and we can deliver them at any location nationwide. Known for our ability to maintain a flexible and customer focused services our highly qualified fire instructors will travel to any location in the UK to deliver training at venues and places of work that are suitable for each customer.

Our approved Fire Safety Training Course (Level 2), is quickly becoming our most popular course. With over 200 candidates having completed this training with our company in the last 6 weeks, this fire safety course ensures that candidates know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the consequences of a fire in any premises. This qualification - a Level 2 accredited national qualification - is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. This includes managers, supervisors, team leaders, fire wardens (marshals) and staff working in any area where there is a potential risk of fire.

Fire Risk Assessment Reviews

Active Fire Management have spent considerable time this month working for a number of customers all around the country reviewing Fire Risk Assessments.

Kerry Lawrence, Director of Active Fire Management said “it’s one thing having an initial Fire Risk Assessment carried out within your premises, but it is also part of fire safety law to ensure that your Fire Risk Assessment is subject to review.  Fire Risk Assessments are now seen by Local Authorities and indeed the law to be ongoing processes.  You must ensure that your Fire Risk Assessment is regularly reviewed and updated to make sure existing problems have been dealt with and to quickly identify any new issues which may arise”.

This  month  the  company’s  Fire  Risk  Assessors  have  been  busy  working  in  London, Cardiff,  Huddersfield  and  Cornwall  carrying  out  assessments  and  reviews  as  part  of ongoing contracts with its customers.

Supporting National Autistic Society (NAS)

Active  Fire  Management  were  delighted  to  have  supported  the  leading  UK  Charity  for people  with  autistic  spectrum  disorders  and  their  families  –  the  National  Autistic  Society (NAS)  –  earlier  this  month by  delivering  a  fire  marshal  training  course  to  some  of  the Charity’s staff.

The  training,  which  was  provided  free  of  charge  in  support  of  the  Charity’s  work,  was delivered at the Charity’s Acton Services on 13 April 2012.

A  representative  of  the  National  Autistic  Society  said  “the  course was  very  well  received and enjoyed by all the staff attending”.

Kerry Lawrence, Director of Active Management, who has a son with Asperger Syndrome (an autistic spectrum disorder) said “I am very pleased that we were able to provide help to a Charity so close to my own heart that campaigns so hard for a better world for people with  autism.    I’m  sure  the  NAS’  work  goes  such  a  long  way  to  create  resources  and awareness to help the world better understand people with autism and their very specific needs”.

For more information visit www.activefiremanagement.co.uk or telephone 08700 672757.