One of the main reasons to use us for this type of testing is the level of on-site care that we take with every client, going the extra mile to ensure that you get the pass you need for Part L sign-off.
Other reasons include:
Fire-Protection & Doors
Guidance throughout your entire construction phase
Same day certification ( upon request )
A fully certified fire-stopping and fire-door installation team
Fire engineering prioritises an exceptionally high level of safety and fire prevention, which goes way beyond regular compliance regulations and design. Fire engineering involves engineering techniques specifically aimed at minimising the damaging effect of fire on a structure.
We have a team of fire-engineering experts focused on both life safety and business continuity; we develop and maintain robust solutions that can improve staff safety on-site and reduce the cost or impact of a fire on your business.
We work with fire-safety professional bodies and companies such as:
Fire Safety Officers
Building Service Engineers
At PFG, our sole objective is to integrate customised fire engineering solutions so that a far superior standard of safety is achieved and maintained; that is why we tailor passive-fire-protection solutions that suit your needs.
Fire engineering can be a viable solution due to the restrictive nature of established fire safety design guides, especially when it comes to unusual construction projects that may fail to meet client expectations.
From quick identification of possible fire concerns at Stage 0 (Strategic Definition) to the cultivation of detailed Fire Safety Strategies, we have various fire engineering solutions available.
We offer our clients consulting services relating to all aspects of design specifications, with solid engineering support throughout the entire process.
With our tailored fire engineering solutions provided as part of your new build or renovation project, we ensure that the most challenging design brief is managed and completed without making any compromises on safety, risk damage to structures while maintaining business continuity.
A Fire Risk Assessment is a survey that analyses and identifies risks associated with fire, the likelihood of them occurring, and the potential consequences.
There are four steps a fire risk assessor must take to analyse fire risks:
Identify potential fire hazards
Decide who may be in danger
Evaluate the risk
Determine if existing fire precautions are adequate.
When conducting a fire risk assessment, the first step is to identify fire hazards. Next, ignition sources are identified and listed – A source of ignition is anything that can start a fire, e.g., a naked flame or faulty electrical appliance.
The fire triangle places fire hazards into three categories:
Although it may not always be possible to remove all fire hazards in your workplace, the assessment findings will help you manage these elements to minimise the risk factor.
The assessor records all findings and details, keeping the assessment under review and revising it when necessary. Once the initial evaluation is complete, a ‘significant findings’ document is delivered. This document is reviewed regularly to evaluate, remove, and reduce risks and better prepare the business for any fire incidents.
Any risks that are associated with a potential fire should be removed or minimised. Examples include smoking in non-designated areas, operating faulty electrical equipment, storing combustible materials near heaters, etc.
The Reform (fire-safety) order of 2005 calls for businesses to carry out a fire risk assessment to identify any possible dangers and risks. This order gives accountability to business owners, ensuring that they take reasonable steps to reduce the chances of fire and making sure all personnel is aware of escape routes and safety procedures in the event of a fire. The order also makes it mandatory that fire risk assessments are regularly conducted.
One significant element of fire prevention is the provision of adequate, accessible, hand-held fire extinguishing equipment. However, equipment alone is not enough to ensure the proper safety measures and adherence to the Fire Safety Order. All personnel must also be given adequate training so that they can safely and effectively use such equipment.
A designated ‘responsible person’ must be familiar with current fire regulations and conduct periodic fire training. Fire safety measures are adhered to prevent the loss of life, moving responsibility away from the London Fire Brigade and into the hands of those directly able to take preventative measures.
Good, safe practice is possible via the introduction of education and the regular assessment and reduction of risks.