Conrad Wolfe Fire Safety Consultancy grew out of a need by industry to understand current and future regulatory duties and keep their staff, customers, businesses and reputations safe. The services it offers are to the highest standards and give clients the assurance they need that they are compliant with the latest legislation.
Conrad Wolfe Ltd has many years of experience, qualifications and accreditation to offer its clients. It has the flexibility to adapt to a clients specific needs with full public liability and indemnity insurances.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) requires that a fire risk assessment is carried out and the relevant records kept on all premises with five or more employees.
“The responsible person must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons are exposed for the purposes of identifying the general fire precautions he needs to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on him by or under this order.”
You are responsible for fire safety in your business or other non-domestic premises if you are:
- An Employer
- The Owner
- The Landlord
- An Occupier
- Anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or designated risk assessor.
Updates to the RRO 2005
The announcement of a Fire Safety Bill on 19 March 2020 is the first move in long-awaited legislative reforms to fire safety law. The Bill proposes limited changes to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO), which is the principal piece of legislation dealing with the management of fire safety risks in buildings.
The changes only affect Article 6 RRO “Premises to which the Fire Safety Order Applies”, but will clarify that for residential buildings with multiple occupancy, the fire safety duties owed will apply to:
- The external walls and any common parts of the building, including doors or windows in the walls and anything attached to the walls (including balconies); and
- All doors between the domestic premises and common parts.
It is important to note that the Bill does not impose any new duties; it will simply extend the scope of existing duties, where it was not previously clear that they already applied to certain parts of buildings. “Responsible Persons” with duties in respect of multi-occupied residential buildings (such as residential landlords and Tenant Management Organisations) will need to consider whether their existing risk assessments and fire safety measures include the parts of buildings covered in the Bill.
Conrad Wolfe has the requisite experience, knowledge and qualifications to enable us to assess your business fire safety needs and advise you on the correct compliant action to take. We endeavour to give you up to date relevant advice thereby saving you money, protecting your people, buildings and preserving your hard won reputation. Giving you, your insurers and your stakeholders peace of mind.
Dame Judith Hackitt recently published her report, Building a Safer Future. The report was commissioned by the Government as an independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire last year. The Hackitt report also recommends improving levels of competence and ensuring a minimum standard by putting in place an overarching body to oversee and promote professional competency within the construction and fire safety sector.
Conrad Wolfe has third party accreditation via the IFE for life risk buildings and Richard, the Director, is a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE). All our Inspectors and Trainers are IFE accredited. proving the knowledge, skills and experience available within the company
Conrad Wolfe operates nationally, with local associates based throughout the country.