Managing fire safety for an entire premises can be more challenging than for a tenanted property. With sole occupiers being responsible for external areas, plant rooms and lifts as well as the occupied parts of the building, it is not always easy to ensure building-wide compliance.
At Metro Safety, we recognise your competing priorities and that you want to focus on your core business. We have considerable experience in such premises and we aim to help you minimise your risks simply and cost-effectively.
The assessor was very pragmatic about the measures a small company such as ourselves should implement.
With such a wide variety of building ages and types, it’s important that your Fire Risk Assessment is carried out by someone with competent. Our assessors are all qualified fire safety specialists. Many have over 25 years' experience with a county fire service, including a background in fire safety enforcement. Their in-depth knowledge will mean you receive the best guidance possible. Their in-depth commercial and legislative knowledge helps to make our assessment recommendations reasonable and practical, specifying workable solutions without underestimating the risks.
It takes genuine expertise to balance financial realities with the demands of the legislation. To help you make the most of your budgets, Metro Safety have knowledgeable technical advisers with accredited design and procurement skills who can translate the findings of your Fire Risk Assessments into practical, cost-effective solutions, even on large or complex sites. We can also assist with the project management and implementation of any works required.
We understand that testing and maintenance routines can be problematic to manage, especially if there are multiple contractors involved or no competent on-site personnel. Our fully qualified engineers help ensure that your fire safety systems are maintained to the right standards at the right frequency. Metro Safety’s nationwide network of dedicated testers can take care of weekly and monthly testing routines, delivering a regular testing schedule to minimise disruption. We believe that we provide unsurpassed quality and reliability in our routine services across the UK.
Metro Safety have been great to work with, extremely professional in all aspects.
We recognise that the turnover of site personnel makes retaining adequate fire safety knowledge challenging. Our fire safety training programmes can help keep everyone up-to-date, from fire wardens and marshals to building managers, caretakers and security guards. Practising this training is key, which is why we carry out over 4,000 fire drills per year across the UK. Suitable Emergency Plans can also be devised according to your requirements.
With electronic reporting on an individual and portfolio basis, records both on and off site, and regular compliance reviews, we can help you maintain an overview and manage your responsibilities more effectively. To give you confidence in your continued compliance, Metro Safety can aid in the implementation of your fire safety policy as well as negotiating with your local fire authority when necessary.