Fire risk evaluation in South Africa indicates that the benefits of a fire-safe environment should be accessible to all. Furthermore, businesses in South Africa are required to complete a fire risk assessment at least once per year.
PranaFm fortunately, is a leading provider of thorough and compliant fire risk assessment. Furthermore, their team of professional fire assessors will carry out the assessment.
What is a fire risk assessment?
Fire risk evaluation is the process of conducting a review of fire risk at the workplace. With that being said, an employer or a professional fire assessor needs to carry out the assessment. They assess workplace fire risk and offer recommendations to make the building safer for employees.
Why must we conduct a fire risk assessment?
For the safety of your employees, you need to conduct and carry out the fire risk assessment. In addition, they need to know the fire hazard and/or where it comes from. Doing so, will save them and prevent the fire from happening. As a result, reduce the risk of fire and determine safety measures that will ensure the employee’s safety.
Steps to a successful fire risk assessment
- Identify fire hazards
This step is for the employer or the professional fire assessor to recognize or check any flammable items in the workplace that can cause or start the fire then, therefore, find a solution to how they can save the workplace.
- Identify most employees at risk
We understand that there’s always a chance of fire taking place at workplaces, but at every premise, there’s also a higher risk area where certain people will mostly be affected.
Similarly, people with disabilities, the elderly, and those who are not familiar with the premises will need to be considered and identified.
- Evaluate and act areas at risk
When evaluating, try removing, and reducing the risk of a fire by separating things that can burn away from those that can start the fire and put them far away from each other.
Another important thing is identifying alternative ways people can use to evacuate the premises when the fire is taking place.
- Record, Plan, and Train
When conducting or carrying out an assessment, one has to record and put down the findings in writing. Additionally, the record needs to include; the record of what you have found and actions taken, producing a plan on how to prevent the fire, and lastly, train employees to be fire warden.
Your fire risk assessment needs to be under review so that new employees can always review it and again it always be updated because buildings are changed all the time.
In closing, PranaFM will provide you with the right, experienced, and qualified fire risk assessor who will help you identify all the fire hazards and risks in your premises.