Fire Risk Assesment

Key Points

  • Desktop study including building occupation, use and past documentation
  • Detailed survey of premises
  • Photographic evidence of good and bad practice
  • Interviews to discuss emergency strategies, responsibilities and training
  • Review of the testing and maintenance of emergency systems
  • Comprehensive report including prioritised action plan
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Client Requirement

Cornwall Healthcare Estates & Support Services (CHESS) provides services to a number of NHS institutions throughout the county.

They required a competent Fire Risk Assessment consultancy partner to provide specialised fire safety services to assist with satisfying the requirements of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Considerations of the requirements and recommendations of the Department of Health ‘Exemplar Fire Risk Assessment’ were also required.

Callidus were appointed to risk assess all hospitals and other NHS-owned premises, to check that existing fire prevention controls were acceptable.

Fire Risk Assessment


Our Solution

Callidus utilises a five step approach to each fire risk assessment. This includes a thorough desktop evaluation of the site and it’s documentation, a detailed on-site survey of the premises, interviews with key members of staff, review of the testing and maintenance of emergency systems, and a comprehensive findings report.

For Cornwall Healthcare, Callidus also entered each action plan onto their internal MICAD database where the recommendations could be managed centrally and signed off when they were completed.

Benefits of using Callidus

Our surveyors have a wealth of experience across sectors, but have specific knowledge of working within a healthcare environment and the additional risks associated with occupants who may require assistance in the event of emergency, and where evacuation strategies differ from conventional premises. Accessing all areas of hospital premises can prove challenging when undertaking surveys.

In addition, taking NHS staff away from their day to day jobs to answer questions relating to fire has to be done in an efficient way so that the treatment of patients is not affected. Our surveyors, therefore, liaise closely with the building occupants and managers to arrange appointments, and to give a clear description of what to expect on the day of the visit.

We have developed our fire risk assessment service so that information can be gathered quickly and efficiently whilst still providing a very detailed and thorough review of the existing controls.

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Contact Callidus

For more information on our Fire Risk Assessment service please email or call 0113 385 2740 to speak with a consultant.