British Standards Institution document (PAS 911) refers to a Fire Strategy as providing ‘a clear set of measures encompassing fire precautions, management of fire safety and fire protection. ’ It involves the development and implementation of risk appropriate policies and procedures in line with objectives specific to the business. Its aim is to reduce life risk while protecting business procedures and assets.
Fire strategies are commonly developed during the design phase for a new building or refurbishment project. They provide an overriding document setting out the fundamental requirements that provide the focus for subsequent, more detailed specifications. A fire strategy will provide building owners, occupiers and managers with relevant information from which to develop and implement effective prevention and protection solutions.
How can the FPA help?
With our experience and expertise, the FPA can work with you to produce a fire risk strategy, designed to protect your business. Our trusted experts have worked with many large organisations to produce specific strategies which align to their specific business objectives and needs.
- applicable legislation and its impact
- building description including layout and materials
- fire compartmentation, including protection to escape routes
- means of warning and escape in case of fire
- evacuation strategy
- emergency lighting
- fire safety signage
- impact of linings and structure on internal fire spread
- external fire spread and protection of boundaries
- access and facilities for the fire and rescue service
- smoke ventilation and fire suppression
- security and protection against the threat of arson
- fire safety management arrangements including staff training, inspection and review requirements