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What is a Fire Safety Audit?

This is an inspection of your premises that assures compliance with fire-safety standards. If you don’t what whether you need a Fire Safety Audit or a Fire Risk Assessment, speak to one of the team and we can advise on your best option.

What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

If you’re responsible for a building, it’s important to do all you can to reduce the risk of fire in order to keep people safe. This is a 5 stage assessment of your premises; it saves lives, it’s your legal duty, and it just makes good business sense.

Are there different types of Fire Risk Assessment?

A Type 1Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) is non-destructive, and the most common. A Type 1 FRA assesses all the common parts of a building, such as a lobby area in a shared block of flats – but not individual dwellings. In some cases, a Type 1 FRA will inspect construction points between individual dwellings (such as shared supportive walls) – but in most cases, this is not necessary.
A Type 1 FRA has the purpose of ensuring that common parts of a building have the arrangements which allow people to escape if there was to be a fire – such as clear signage pointing to entry and exit points.

A Type 3 Fire Risk Assessments are rare, and normally only recommended if a Type 1 FRA concluded that there may be serious structural flaws in a building which may increase the risk of fire spreading.
A Type 2 FRA includes destructive sampling. This increases the cost of this type of assessment because a contractor would be required.

A Type 3Fire Risk Assessment is comprehensive – and covers more than the law requires. This type of assessment covers all common areas of a building – and individual dwellings. A Type 3 FRA considers all means of escapes (including those within individual dwellings), structures, and compartmentation between flats and any means of fire detection. This is is non-destructive – and is usually only considered necessary if there are fire risks within individual dwellings.
Landlords and building owners can find it difficult to arrange Type 3 FRAs because they require entrance into individual dwellings. Often this type of assessment is easier if living spaces are empty.

A Type 4Fire Risk Assessments are similar to Type 2 FRAs, as they include a destructive sampling, but in both the common parts of a building and living areas – such as apartments. These are more comprehensive – and complicated to complete. This is because access to individual dwellings is required, and destructive sampling can lead to a need for repairs. Type 4 FRAs are only required in a limited number of circumstances, usually only being suggested if there is reason to believe there are serious defects in both common parts of a building or individual dwellings.

What Is Fire Stopping or passive fire protection?

Fire stopping can be defined as the sealing of any openings to prevent fire (including smoke and heat) from passing through multiple building compartments.

These compartments are separated by compartment walls and compartment floors made of a fire-resisting construction that hinders the spread of fire from one area to another.

Fire-stopping measures, when installed correctly, can contain a fire for up to four hours. This is so important because you’re then given plenty of time to fully evacuate a building, ensuring everyone on the premises is safe and sound should a fire occur.

A range of products can be installed into a building to help with fire stopping. Some of these include:

  • Fire-Rated Ablative Batts
  • Sealants
  • Pipe Collars and Pipe Wraps
  • Fire-Rated Paints and Coatings

Ignis Safety Consultants carry out fire-stopping installation compliance checking and specification guidance and can formulate a fire-stopping inspection register for inclusion in your premises’ Operation and Maintenance manuals.

Do you carry out Fire Stopping Inspections?

Ignis Safety Consultants provide passive fire protection inspections and if required a fire-stopping register, capturing all compliant and non-compliant elements in one single document.

What is Bespoke Fire Safety Training?

This is where your team complete fire-safety training focused on your fire-risk environment in particular. How to prevent fire where they work and ensuring everyone escapes should an event occur.

What is Advanced Fire Training?

Advanced fire-fighting training courses are aimed at those persons who manage or deal with fire risks as part, occasional or otherwise, of their daily work.

How much do your fire safety courses cost?

This is all dependant on how many attendees require training, your preferred location and how many courses you decide to book. The easiest way to find out is to enquire with one of our team. 

Where and when are your training courses?

WhereWe run courses out of our training facilities in St Helier, Jersey. We are opposite the West Center. Or you can decide to book a course at your workplace. We also run our online Fire Safety courses which can be accessed from anywhere.  

WhenBecause training isn’t the only service we provide, we don’t publish an availability calendar. We generally work around you, so if you have a date(s) in mind that you’d prefer your staff to have the training on, talk to us and ask if it’s free. 
Our online courses via Zoom are provided once a month, however, the days can change depending on the number of bookings we get. 


How many people can I put on my booked fire safety training course?

Our training courses are designed, and priced for 10 attendees. Why is this? Well from our experience, when you have a larger group, it is easier for people to lose concentration. We can of course have more/less than 10 persons, but this should be agreed upon when booking your course, as it may affect your pricing. 

Do you provide any online training?

Yes, we do – We run our Fire Awareness, Fire Marshal and Fire Extinguisher courses online via Zoom. All of our courses are presented by recognised and Accredited trainers, who all understand the importance of Fire Safety. 

Does a fire risk assessment need to be completed by an accredited person?

A Fire Risk Assessment needs to be ‘suitable & sufficient’, meaning that you’ll get a better, more detailed report from an Accredited (recognised) person. In some instances, the local Fire Service and Insurers will only accept a Fire Risk Assessment from an Accredited body. It is important to ask whether the person providing you with a quotation is Accredited and who they are recognised with.