Private Hydrant Maintenance
Private fire hydrants are located on private water mains that are not the responsibility of the local water company or the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS). They are the responsibility of the owners/occupiers on whose land they are installed and may not be maintained by either the water company or the FRS. If you have private hydrants installed they should be tested and maintained in good working order by the responsible person, especially if they are identified on the local FRS risk information sheets as a reliable water source for firefighting. Prism's overall fire safety knowledge and experience will provide you with the complete confidence that your private hydrants are inspected and maintained to the same standard as local water authority owned fire hydrants and fully compliant with the local FRS equipment.
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
Prism offers a complete fire extinguisher maintenance programme using the outcomes of your fire risk assessment together with the relevant British Standard. Our extensive experience ensures all fire extinguishers put in place are the correct type and more importantly, can be used by the staff in that area. The system also includes a full inventory and year on year budgetary forecast regarding the life span of the extinguishers.
Fire Hazard Analysis
A more specialised arena, fire hazard analysis is a theoretical project to ascertain the effects of fire growth within a building and the probabilities of damage caused by direct burning or radiated heat leading to secondary fires or fire spread. Importantly once this has been established, the analysis takes into account fire response actions and sets out effective strategies for mitigation.
Fire Policies and Statements
Whilst having a completed fire risk assessment is key to a strong fire safe culture, it is also important to underpin that culture by also having both a fire policy and statement. The policy sets out your company’s attitude towards the safety in the workplace from fire in a detailed form. The statement is an abbreviation of that policy. These are important documents within your overall workplace safety structure.
Fire Risk Assessments
The Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order 2005 requires a nominated `Responsible Person` of any non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment, including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire, and identify persons at risk. Where there are 5 or more employees, a record must be kept of the risk assessment. Prism Fire and Workplace Safety acknowledges that for some as a responsible person, the fire risk assessment process is a daunting task, often dealing with a subject difficult to understand. Prism assessors are qualified to Fire Protection Association standard and provide a comprehensive, easy to understand assessment of your requirements under the law.