While safety audits are not required for every premises, they can help you determine how effective your current safety programs are and highlight potential hazards you may not have noticed on your own.


A Fire Safety Audit serves 3 main purposes:

To determine if an organisation complies with fire regulations

Identify weaknesses in processes and outline corrective actions

Report on where your premises is compliant


A Fire Strategy document is intended to service 3 key purposes:

Provide relevant information of the existing fire safety measures

Assist the Responsible Person by documenting the strategy

Detailing compliance of the building and any proposed works to the premises

A fire strategy document is developed and presented in a manner that is most suitable to achieve the three above aims:


  • How is the existing building and any proposed works intended to be used?

  • What active fire safety systems provide early warning & protection from fire?

  • What are the means of escape and are they adequate?

  • How would fire spread (internally, externally) and is the building structure protected?

  • Can the States of Jersey Fire & Rescue Service access the premises effectively?

  • How is fire safety managed?


Pre-Construction consultancy incorporates working with the Design Team (Architect/Designer, Main Contractor, Developer) to ensure compliance for Building Application/Approval.  Post-Construction consultancy normally involves ‘stress-testing’ an approved design or completed development to ensure compliance with the relevant building bye-laws or codes of practice.

Direct liaison with design/contractor team


Ensure compliance with Codes of Practice

Compliance with the Building Bye-Laws

‘Stress test’ approved designs to find faults

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Fire Safety Management

Ignis Safety Consultants can provide you, as the manager or responsible person of a premises, with fire safety management support in the form of:

Fire Prevention and good housekeeping standards

Producing an Emergency Plan for your organisation


Being aware of the fire safety features that have been provided to you and their purpose

Knowing about any risks that are on your premises

Being aware of your responsibilities towards disabled persons

Having powers to deal with individuals that can sabotage or tamper with fire safety systems. (Ignoring a ‘No Smoking’ policy or blocking a fire exit)

Checking the adequacy of fire-fighting equipment and ensuring it’s regular maintenance

Ensuring fire escape routes and exit doors are kept safe to use

Ensuring that fire detection and protection systems are maintained and tested

Keeping staff informed on the expectations of actions to be taken in the event of fire and/or alarm, and that where necessary, appropriate fire safety training is provided


Ignis Safety Consultants Ltd can provide you assurance of compliance in the following Fire Safety areas:

  • The Building Bye-Laws (Jersey) 2007 Technical Guidance Document, Part 2 Fire safety

  • BS 9999:2017 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

  • BS 9991:2015 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings

  • BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings

  • The Fire Precautions (Jersey) Law 1977

  • Fire Precautions (Designated Premises)(Jersey) Regulations 2012

  • The Health & Safety at Work (Jersey) Law 1989

  • The Fire Services (Guernsey) Law 1989

  • The Health and Safety at Work (Guernsey) Law 1979

  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order 2005

  •  BS 476-22:1987 Fire Tests on building materials and structures

  • BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency Lighting

  • BS 5306:2017 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises

  • BS 5499:2015 Fire safety signage

  • BS 5839-1 & 6: 2019 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings

  • BS 5839-1 & 6: 2019 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings

  • BS 8214:2016 Timber based fire door assemblies

  • BS 9251:2014 & BS EN 12845:2004 Fire sprinkler systems

  • PAS 79-1 & 2 Fire Risk Assessment

  • PAS 911:2007 Fire Strategies

  • Health Technical Memorandums: Firecode

  • BB100 Designing and managing against the risk of fire in schools

  • Joint Code of Practice: Fire prevention on construction sites