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Fire Risk Assessments

Gavin Dickson, Professions Team Leader at BHIB Insurance Brokers, explains the importance of Fire Risk Assessments: –

“While it is our job to advise our clients about potential risks to their business, in truth when it comes to fire the primary risks are relatively obvious.   A serious fire can lead to property being damaged or destroyed and, in the very worst cases, lead to injury or loss of life.

Such a catastrophic event can result in further issues such as legal disputes, damage to reputation, and regulatory fines.  While such issues are obviously a secondary concern, they can still have a serious impact on a business or property owner and how they recover after a fire.

While in some cases a fire is unavoidable, a good quality Fire Risk Assessment not only lessens this risk but also demonstrates good practice and ensures that you are complying with regulatory requirements.

The attached Fire Risk Assessment Template gives guidance on the issues to consider when completing a Fire Risk Assessment, provides details of the regulations surrounding this, and provides a number of templates and checklists.

While not all of the points referred to in the document may be applicable to your particular building, you may find this useful either when formulating a new Fire Risk Assessment, or even when reviewing an existing one.”

If you are a BHIB client and have any queries regarding this then please get in touch with us and we will put you in touch with our Risk Manager, Brian Brookes, to answer any specific questions.

Alternatively, use the form below to get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist!

Gavin Dickson Professions Team Leader

Now in his 21st year in the insurance industry, Gavin is one of BHIB’s most experienced brokers.

Prior to joining us in 2012, his career has seen him work for some of the largest insurers and brokers in the UK and he has used this experience to develop as a specialist within the Professional Business and Property sectors.

Away from the office Gavin is a Leicester City season ticket holder and also a keen traveller.  A couple of years ago he took the opportunity to combine these passions and travel abroad to watch Leicester play in the Champions League.  By his own admission, it may be a very long time before he is able to do this again!