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Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

 

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England and Wales, the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 in Scotland and the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 in Northern Ireland, it is a legal requirement for a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) to be carried out on all premises where people could be working.  Under these regulations, the 'responsible person,' generally the business owner, is legally obliged to ensure that the fire risk assessment is carried out and that any problems highlighted during the assessment are rectified.  In multi-tenanted buildings, each tenant has to carry out a fire risk assessment of their premises, and coordinate it with the fire risk assessment that the landlord has carried out of their areas.

Our fire risk assessors pride themselves on having the expertise and the highest standards. You will receive a full report with recommendations and we will advise you on any changes that need to be made.  

 

To find out more about our FRA service call us on 01494 864100 today.


Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

 

Companies throughout the UK have a legal obligation to protect the health and safety of their employees. Portable Appliance Testing – otherwise known as PAT testing – is a key part of this.  PAT testing is the process of examining electrical appliances and equipment to confirm that they are fully operational and safe to use. It involves a series of visual checks and electronic tests, which help establish whether a specific appliance fulfils the legal obligations to ensure a high standard of electrical safety.

The guidelines around PAT testing require that all landlords, employers and even self-employed individuals make sure that their portable electrical appliances are safe and suitable for the intended use. Damage and fault can occur with all electrical equipment use, which makes it essential that these items are tested regularly for safety.

PAT guidelines were put into effect to ensure that all companies conform to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999.

To make sure an appliance is completely safe, our technicians will visually inspect all aspects of the appliance – including the plug, the lead and the appliance itself – looking for any damage or incorrectly marked or wired components. If it is a Class 1 appliance, they will also do some electrical tests, whereby they inject test signals into the cable and appliance to test its safety.  Once the PAT testing is complete, you will receive a report detailing all the appliances that were tested, whether they have passed or failed and an explanation as to why. You will also be provided with a pass or fail label for the appliance that displays the inspection date, when the next test is next due and the inspector’s signature.  

Our electricians will happily offer their help or advice on the report and any remedial work that is required. All work will be completed at a time that suits you, with minimal disruption to your property or business.  

 

To find out more about our PAT testing service call us on 01494 864100 today.


 

PUWER Assessment

 

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 place duties on people who own, operate or control work equipment and machinery used in everyday workplaces.

 

The frequency of inspection under PUWER will depend on the type of equipment involved and the associated risks.

 

PUWER inspections should be carried out by someone who is competent and this is where BV Associates can help you.  Our service engineers come from an engineering background and, as such, can quickly assess your equipment.  You will receive a full report with recommendations and we will advise you on any changes that need to be made.

 

To find out more about our PUWER Assessment service call us on 01494 864100 today.