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FRA (South) Ltd was formed in 2022 by Health & Safety professionals to provide a range of fire safety services to support the Responsible Person in ensuring they are compliant with the Fire Safety Order 2005 (as amended).

Our first objective was to achieve a recognised third-party accreditation to ensure we are delivering to the highest standard. We are proud to be a BAFE SP205 Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment Scheme registered service giving our clients that extra security and comfort when booking our Fire Risk Assessments.

We have a wealth of experience working with the Care sector, Hospitality, Holiday lets and a large range of other retail and commercial properties.

  • Care homes/other social care settings
  • Hospitals
  • Offices
  • Air BnB
  • HMO’s
  • Hospitality
  • Schools
  • Rental properties
  • Shops and small businesses
  • Commercial buildings

Fire Risk Assessment

Do I Need a Fire Risk Assessment?

In England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, those responsible for most types of non- domestic premises have a duty to make an assessment of the risk to people from fire and implement suitable general fire precautions to minimize the risk to those people. This is a legal requirement.

What is a Fire Risk Assessment? (FRA)

A fire risk assessment is an organised and methodical examination of your premises, the activities carried on there and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm.
• Identify the hazards
• Identify the people at risk
• Identify the control measures in place
• Identify the escape routes are fit for purpose meeting the (Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 as amended)
• Evaluate and identify the actions needed to reduce the risk and be compliant with the fire safety order (Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 as amended)
• Be undertaken in accordance with the requirements of PAS79

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(PAT Testing) IET In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

What is In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment? (IET)

In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (commonly known as PAT testing) is a process used to ensure that electrical appliances are safe for use. This process involves inspecting and testing electrical appliances while they are in use or connected to the electrical supply. Not to be mistaken for an EICR which involves the testing of electrical installations such as sockets and wiring condition.

Is it a legal requirement?

There are legal obligations for ensuring the safety of electrical appliances in the workplace. These obligations are typically outlined in various regulations and standards governing health and safety at work. Here are the key points to consider:

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Fire Training

What is Fire Safety Training?

Fire Safety Training is designed and delivered to all employees to have a level of fire safety awareness to keep themselves and others safe from Fire. The training also delivers an awareness of materials and situations providing a fire risk.

Is Fire Safety Training a legal requirement?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (commonly referred to as the Fire Safety Order) is a key piece of fire safety legislation in the United Kingdom. Under this order, fire safety training is a legal requirement for employees, building owners, managers, and other responsible persons for ensuring all staff are trained in non-domestic premises.

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Compartmentation Survey

What is compartmentation survey?

A fire compartmentation survey involves reviewing the building’s fire strategy or fire plan drawings to gain an understanding of the locations of required compartment lines. The survey will review the condition of the fire-resisting construction such as roof voids, floors, walls, basements, fire doors, floor and ceiling voids, risers and shafts (where present), and their capability to stop the spread of smoke and fire during the event of an emergency.

Is a compartmentation survey a legal requirement?

It is a legal requirement to carry out a fire risk assessment to comply with the Fire Safety Order 2005 as amended which may highlight as an action that a compartmentation survey is required. It is then the duty of the responsible person to act on the actions of a fire risk assessment.

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Health & Safety Compliance Gap Analysis Survey

What is a Health and Safety Compliance Gap Analysis Survey?

A Health and Safety Compliance Gap Analysis Survey is a comprehensive assessment conducted to identify gaps or deficiencies in an organisation’s health and safety practices, policies, procedures, and systems. This survey aims to evaluate the organisation’s compliance with relevant health and safety regulations, standards, and best practices, and to identify areas for improvement.

Is it a legal requirement?

Health and safety legislation places a legal duty on employers and organisations to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of their employees and others who may be affected by their activities. Common elements include conducting risk assessments, implementing control measures, providing training, and maintaining safe systems of work.

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Business Continuity Plans

What is a business continuity plan? (BCP)

A business continuity plan is a comprehensive strategy developed by an organisation to ensure that essential business functions can continue to operate during and after disruptive events or emergencies. The goal of a BCP is to minimise the impact of disruptions on business operations, maintain critical functions, and enable the organisation to recover and resume normal operations as quickly as possible.

Is it a legal requirement?

Various laws and regulations may indirectly necessitate the development and implementation of a business continuity plan. For example in a care setting it would be imperative to have a business continuity plan in the event or emergency and evacuation.

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