Guardians of Safety: How Fire Safety Consultants Mitigate Disaster

28 May 2024

When managing a property, fire safety is one of your highest concerns. One fire can destroy assets, reputations and even lives. But, the process of providing the highest standards of safety can be time-consuming and complicated. This is where fire safety consultancy can help. In this blog, we discuss the role of fire safety consultants and how a partnership with Total Fire Group makes safety simple.

What is Fire Safety Consultancy?

Fire safety consultancy involves assessing, analysing, and implementing strategies to mitigate the risk of a fire and enhance emergency preparedness. Consultants serve as expert advisors, guiding you through the complexities of fire safety regulations and best practices.

The Role of Fire Safety Consultants

Reviewing Documents

A large part of day-to-day fire safety maintenance is documentation. These include fire risk assessments and fire door inspection notes, among others. At the beginning of a fire safety partnership, your consultant will analyse your existing bank of documents, ensuring they comply with regulations and meet industry standards. This helps to identify gaps and tailor their work to the needs of your property.

Conducting Fire Risk Assessments

Fire risk assessments (FRAs) form the backbone of any fire safety strategy. They take into account your entire premises and all of the safety measures in place. They also measure the risks depending on factors like building use, traffic and layout.

The methodology and format of your risk assessments are also important. At Total Fire Group, our risk assessments are BAFE-approved for the highest levels of accuracy and consistency. 

Assessing Emergency Plans & Strategies

In the event of a fire, swift and decisive action is important, so having an established plan is important. Aside from risk assessments and compliance documents, fire safety consultants can also help you put these plans together.

Organising Actions

After a fire safety check or risk assessment, one of the outputs you will receive is a set of actionable changes. These are things you should improve to enhance your preparedness and make the most of your safety measures. However, especially in larger properties, this list can feel overwhelming.

Fire safety consultants can sort through this list of actions, depending on their importance. For example, some actions may breach the Fire Safety Order and be an imminent risk to human life. But, some might just signal the need for upkeep. 

Regular Meetings & Communication

At Total Fire Group, we organise monthly meetings with our partners to advise on the impact of their programmes, answer any questions and account for specific regulations that affect their properties.

This is what truly differentiates fire safety consultancy and simple services. Having industry professionals as an extension of your business means fire safety is integrated into your day-to-day running. 

The fire safety sector is ever-changing. The regulations, best practices and risks evolve fast, so without the right support you can be left behind. Fire safety consultants provide this support, so you have the peace of mind that your programmes hit the highest standards of safety.

At Total Fire Group, we are proud to have partnered with several large organisations across a range of industries to assist with fire risk management. If you’re interested in our fire safety consultancy services, contact our experienced team to find out more.

SERVICES

We offer our clients a complete fire safety management service, our key services include:

Fire Risk Assessments

Delivering a comprehensive and detailed report on your property.

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Fire Safety Consultancy

We can provide a partnership which offers auditing and consultancy services.

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Fire Risk Management Software

Manage multiple risk assessment actions with our Aurora software.

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Fire Safety Training

Our fire safety training courses cover every level of fire safety, from basic through to advanced.

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