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It is expected that the duty holder will take responsibility for making the fire risk assessor aware of any known concerns regarding the fire performance of external wall construction, or any alterations since the time of construction that might be detrimental to the fire performance of external wall construction, including the installation of any new cladding, fenestrations or attachments to the building.
If voids above false ceilings/loft spaces exist in your premises, they impact on passive fire protection and therefore need to be considered in the fire risk assessment. Our assessors conduct a visual inspection from floor height however if these areas are accessible on the day of inspection, with the appropriate equipment (eg ladders), which must be in a good state of repair, the assessor may attempt to sample the areas where the void spaces are regarded as crucial to life safety.
Fire doors are also part of a Fire Risk Assessment, therefore access will be required to assess these. For communal areas of Flats, please ensure access is available to at least a sample of Flat front doors. For other types of premises with more than 15 fire doors, the assessor may only be able to sample some of these doors. They will ensure the sample includes high risk areas and any doors leading onto the means of escape. Based on the sample of doors, if a full fire door survey is required, this will be highlighted in your report.
All construction work MUST be completed prior to the assessment. There will be a cancellation fee of 50% if work is still ongoing and an assessment cannot take place.
Your Fire Risk Assessment report, logbook, and other relevant documentation, such as templates for an Emergency Plan and / or Fire Safety Policy, will only be sent out once payment has been received. Typically this takes 7 – 10 working days.