“Commercial fire claims, covering all losses from electrical fault to arson, result in losses totalling around £600,000 million each year. Around 25% of these losses are as a result of electrical fault”

The Association Of British Insurers

Directors and employees of all businesses depend on the continued well-being of the company for their livelihood. A serious fire can easily disrupt the business to the point of threatening it’s continued existence.

There are a number of causes of major fires ranging from electrical faults to malicious ignition and deliberate acts. In accordance with the Fire Precautions workplace regulations, a fire risk assessment is required for all businesses.

The assessment can be conducted from within the business, but it is important that it is reviewed and the findings always acted upon.

Key Considerations

  • Housekeeping
  • Electrical systems checks
  • Fire doors and exits
  • Fire Alarms
  • Security and the arson threat
  • Fire extinguishers and hose reels
  • Smoking policy
  • Heating
  • Trade fire hazards