Fire Risk Assessments

Part 3 of the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 and the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 came into effect on 15 November 2010. This simplified existing Fire Safety legislation in non-domestic premises and reinforced the modern risk based approach to fire prevention.

The Fire Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 was repealed on 15 November 2010 and the previous fire certification process ceased. Existing premises that have previously been subject to that Order will most likely be compliant in terms of their Fire Safety measures. However, it is now necessary for those premises to have a current Fire Risk Assessment.

If a Fire Risk Assessment for the premises has been carried out under the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 and this assessment has been regularly reviewed, then all that should be required is a revision of that assessment taking into account the wider scope of the new legislation as described in the guidance documents.

The law applies to almost all premises which are not private dwellings. Examples include:

  • Offices and shops;
  • Premises that provide care, including care homes and hospitals;
  • Pubs, clubs and restaurants;
  • Places of worship;
  • Educational establishments including schools;
  • Theatres and cinemas;
  • Sports centres and other community premises;
  • Hotels and hostels;
  • Guest houses and B&B accommodation;
  • Shared areas of properties common to several households;
  • Houses in multiple occupation;
  • Factories and warehouses;
  • Tents and marquees;
  • Transport premises and facilities;
  • Animal premises and stables;
  • Open air events and venues

DevineAir Limited offers the following services in relation to Fire Risk Assessment:

  • Fire Risk Assessments
    • Carried out to PAS 79 Standard with full report, action list and priority listing where applicable
  • Fire safety Training for Staff
    • General Fire Awareness
    • Use of Fire Extinguishers (Using live fire training rig)
    • Evacuation Wardens
    • Evacuation Control Team Staff for Warden Sweep Evacuation Systems
  • Fire Alarm Systems
    • Testing, Assessment and provision of unwanted alarm advice
  • Sprinkler Systems
    • Testing and assessment
    • Flow testing of pumped systems
  • Deluge Systems and other water based fixed Fire Fighting Systems
    • Testing and assessment
  • Fire Extinguishers
    • Advice on quantities required and placement to meet minimum requirements for compliance