In 2009, six people died in Britain’s worst tower block fire in Camberwell, south London.
A subsequent investigation into the blaze at Lakanal House revealed that the building’s owners, Southwark Council, knew it posed a fire risk but had not carried out a fire risk assessment.
In England and Wales, if you’re an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of a business or other non-domestic premises, you must, by law, carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises and put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures.
Eton Group undertakes fire risk assessments on behalf of organisations across the UK, including large property management companies, universities and local authorities.
Our detailed, non-intrusive assessments cover everything from reviewing fire records and documentation through to highlighting potential fire risks and advising on correct signage.
We also use FCS Live, the UK’s leading online risk management software. This provides our clients with secure access to their fire risk assessment reports and other information relating to their account.
Failure to comply with fire risk regulations may result in legal action, resulting in a fine or up to two years’ imprisonment, so to ensure this doesn’t happen to you, please call us on 01325 366886.