Fire Management

Until now there has been no holistic management system available that looks at fire safety across the entirety of an organization. Often fire safety gets confused with management systems such as health and safety, however these are two separate disciplines.

Most of the visible fire precautions in premises are fire protection measures, and it is with these measures that the Building Regulations and Fire Risk Assessments are primarily concerned.  However in modern premises the risk to people (and property) from fire is often governed more by the quality of fire risk management than the level of fire protection. Indeed significant factors in most non-domestic, multiple fatality fires, particularly those involving for example ten deaths or more are failures in fire risk management rather than in the design of premises or fire protection measures. 

Santia Consulting can help organisations to implement a clear, formally documented system to reduce their fire risk. This can help to safeguard employees, customers and the general public as well as property, and assets. It can also minimise the impact of fire on business continuity.

 

A fully implemented fire risk management system could potentially prevent a fire occurring through planning, organizing, monitoring and controlling the applied risks and minimise the impact of incidents of fire on the business environment should a fire occur.

Our Fire Risk Management System model has been developed by fire safety management professionals so that it can integrate easily with other management systems such as BS OHSAS 18001, Occupational health and safety management systems.

A fire risk management system needs to demonstrate and evidence compliance in nine key elements:

  1. Organisational structure and responsibilities relating to fire
  2. Policy, procedure and attitudes
  3. Leadership and support to compliance
  4. The applied operations against enforcement criteria
  5. Risk management and control (Fire Risk Assessment)
  6. Emergency planning
  7. Fire safety planning, resources and control
  8. Training strategies
  9. Performance reviews

Santia Consulting are specialist Fire Safety Consultants, our consultancy work delivers a bespoke fire risk management service fully compliant with the Articles of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Santia Consulting are committed to and passionate about securing fire safety.