fire safety Certification officer

FIRE SAFETY ACT 1997

FIRE SAFETY ACT 1997 PART B

B1 A building shall be so designed and constructed that there are adequate means of escape in case of fire from the building to a place of safety outside the building, capable of being safely and effectively used.
B2 For the purpose of inhibiting the spread of fire within a building, the internal linings—
(a) shall offer adequate resistance to the spread of flame over their surfaces; and
(b) shall have, if ignited, a rate of heat release which is reasonable in the circumstances.
B3 (1) A building shall be so designed and constructed that, in the event of fire, its stability will be maintained for a reasonable period.
(2)(a) A wall common to two or more buildings shall be so designed and constructed that it offers
adequate resistance to the spread of fire between those buildings.
(b) A building shall be sub-divided with fire resisting
construction where this is necessary to inhibit the spread of fire within the building.
(3) A building shall be so designed and constructed that the unseen spread of fire and smoke within concealed spaces in its structure or fabric is inhibited where necessary.
(4) For the purposes of sub-paragraph
2(a), a house in a terrace and a semi-detached house are each to be treated as being a separate building.
Means of escape in case of fire.
Internal fire spread (linings).
Internal fire spread (structure).
External fire spread.
Access and facilities for the fire service.
Preparation of site. Subsoil drainage.
Dangerous substances.
Resistance to weather and ground moisture.

Definitions for this Part.

B4 The external walls and roof of a building shall be so designed and constructed that they afford adequate resistance to the spread of fire to and from neighbouring buildings.
B5 A building shall be so designed and constructed that there is adequate provision for access for fire appliances and for such other facilities as may be reasonably required to assist the fire service in the protection of life and property.
Building House Fire Safety Checklist

Fire Safety Risk Assessment

Fire Safety Risk Assessment

A fire safety risk assessment is an evaluation of your premises and the activities carried on there for the purpose of determining the likelihood of a fire occurring and causing harm to people on and around the premises.

Purpose of a Fire Safety Risk Assessment

The purpose of a Safety Risk Assessment is to identify what action you need to take to prevent a fire from occurring and what action you need to take to ensure the safety of people on and around the premises.

In Section 18(2)(Act at the bottom of page) of The Fire Services Acts 1981 & 2003 the department imposes a statutory duty of care on a Person or Persons responsible for having control over a premises to which the public is admitted to take all reasonable measures to guard against the outbreak of fire. To prepare and provide appropriate fire safety procedures for ensuring the safety of persons on the premises.

It is not possible to prepare and provide fire safety procedures that are “appropriate” to the premises without undertaking a risk assessment or evaluation of the hazards and risks that are particular to the premises.

A fire risk assessment is an essential starting point for the proactive fire safety management and risk-proportionate fire precautions required by Section 18(2).

What does a fire risk assessment involve?

The fire risk assessment will be completed using the 9-step of PAS 79:2012. To conduct the fire risk assessment, we will visit your premises and undertake an evaluation of the following:

  • Detecting fire and raising the alarm
  • Emergency escape lighting
  • Fire doors and fire exits
  • Fire-stopping and compartmentalisation (a visual assessment)
  • Flammability of linings
  • Fire fighting equipment testing and evaluation
  • Management of fire safety and recording systems
  • Fire safety policy and procedures for the building
  • Emergency evacuation plans
  • Fire safety signs and notices
  • Provisions for vulnerable and disabled persons
  • Staff instruction, drills, training, and hazard awareness
  • Inspection, testing and maintenance routines
  • Best means of escape are recorded
  • Fire hazards and people at risk
  • Smoke control systems
  • Fire brigade facilities
  • Fire certificate conditions
  • Flammable and hazardous substances, handling and storage
  • We will go through Fire safety legislative, regulatory, and CoP compliance

This completed report will assess the adequacy of the existing fire precautions and include comprehensive and clear findings that are easy to understand, covering all aspects of fire safety on your premises,

We provide an action plan with recommendations to rectify problem areas and to strengthen existing fire safety measures.

We will consult with you on the completed report, explaining it and  providing advise on how its recommendations can be implemented.

 


Fire Fighting and Fire Safety

General obligations with regard to fire safety.

Building Fire Safety Checklist
Building Fire Safety Checklist in Ireland

 

(1) This section applies to premises or any part thereof put to any of the following uses—

(a) use as, or for any purpose involving the provision of, sleeping accommodation, excluding premises consisting of a dwelling house occupied as a single dwelling;

(b) use as, or as part of, an institution providing treatment or care;

(c) use for purposes of entertainment, recreation or instruction or for the purpose of any club, society or association;

(d) use for purposes of teaching, training or research;

(e) use for any purpose involving access to the premises by members of the public, whether on payment or otherwise; and

(f) use for any other prescribed purpose, but excluding—

(i) premises used as a factory within the meaning of the Safety in Industry Acts, 1955 and 1980;

(ii) premises used as a store and subject to licensing under regulations made under the Dangerous Substances Act, 1972 ;

(iii) a magazine, store or registered premises within the meaning of the Explosives Act, 1875; and

(iv) an oil jetty within the meaning of regulations under the Dangerous Substances Act, 1972 .

(2) It shall be the duty of every person having control over premises to which this section applies to take all reasonable measures to guard against the outbreak of fire on such premises, and to ensure as far as is reasonably practicable the safety of persons on the premises in the event of an outbreak of fire.

(3) It shall be the duty of every person, being on premises to which this section applies, to conduct himself in such a way as to ensure that as far as is reasonably practicable any person on the premises is not exposed to danger from fire as a consequence of any act or omission of his.

(4) A fire authority may give advice in relation to fire safety to the owner or occupier of any premises or to any person having control over any premises.

Taken from fire services act 18 – 1981

Irish Safety checks in Cork Ireland

Fire Safety Certs Inspector

Cork Fire Safety Certification and House pre-purchase surveys.

Nationwide fire Safety offer our clients a comprehensive range of fire safety services, which includes the following:

  1. Preparation and lodgement of Fire Safety Certificate Applications for all building types throughout Cork, Kerry, Waterford, ,
  2. Advice on fire safety legislation and statutory obligations,
  3. Building inspections and preparation of reports detailing any Building Regulation deficiencies together with any necessary remedial recommendations,
  4. Liaison with fire prevention officers, design team and fire safety contractors throughout the course of the work,
  5. Interpretation and use of fire safety engineering with particular emphasis on cost saving,
  6. Advice on attic conversions and obligations required under Irish Building Regulations,
  7. Post fire damage assessments and any necessary liaison with insurance providers,
  8. Scheme and concept design stage advice to Architects and Clients,
  9. Submission of grounds for appeal to An Bord Pleanála,
  10. Commissioning and handover of fire safety items in buildings including: fire detection and alarm systems, sprinkler systems, emergency lighting, smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems

Our services are provided by John P Harrington, who is a fire safety engine a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of fire Engineers of Ireland. We provide our services to business in Counties Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Waterford and Tipperary. We provide a nationwide service teaching the tools of fire prevention.

As well as provide an house survey service.

John has obtained fire certs from every fire authority around Ireland.

John P offer’s fire risk assessment on all residential and commercial properties in Ireland.

Fire Safety Certification In Cork Ireland

Fire Certification Nursing Home in Cork

Fire Certification LE Drawing of Nursing Home in Cork

We completed a fire safety certificate application and a Disability access certificate application for this building. fire safety survey was carried out we organised contractors to carry out all upgrade work as required and then provided a certificate of compliance for the nursing home based in County Cork.

 

Fire Safety Certification In Cork Ireland
Fire Safety Certification Nursing Home In Cork Ireland Click to see scaled image

Fire Certification LE Drawing of Nursing Home in Cork

Irish Escape Routes Nationwide Fire Safety Cork Kerry Limerick Waterford Clare Limerick

Family Fire Escape Plan

Need a Family Escape Plan – see our example

Fire escape plan: What you need to do if there is a fire in your home.

  1. • Keep your ways out/exit s clear at all times
    • Whether you discover the fire or your smoke alarm warns you, stay calm and put your fire escape plan into action.
  2. •Raise the alarm.Wake everyone up and get every one out by the quickest way, assisting or collecting the very young or vulnerable in the household.
  3. • Check doors with the back of your hand – don’t open them if they are warm.This means the fire is on the other side. Only open the doors that you need to get out of the house.
  • If there is smoke, crawl along near to the floor where the air will be cleaner.
  • Do not look for the cause of the fire.
  • Meet at an assembly point outside your home and make sure everyone is out.
  • Call the Fire Service at 999 or 112 from a call box, mobile phone or neighbour’s house.
  • Do not go back in until the Fire Service tells you it is safe.

In emergency call 999 or 112

Website Design in Ireland

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention safety checklist.

You should be able to say YES to each of the following safety statements. If not, action is required and don’t stop until you can say YES to relevant points when you have. Not sure what action to take,

  1. 1  There is at least one smoke alarm on every floor of my home.
  2. 2  I test my smoke alarms once a week (or according to instructions) to make sure they are working at all times.
  3. 3  I replace the batteries at least once a year (or according to instructions).
  4. 4  I never disconnect the batteries.
  5. 5  All family members know the sound of the smoke alarms/detectors.
  1. 1  Our family has an action/escape plan.
  2. 2  We practice our plan and know our ways out.
  3. 3  The escape plan includes a safe place to meet outside the house where you can ensureeveryone got out safely.
  4. 4  We have at least two ways out from each part of our home.

Quick Checklist


Smoke alarms Yes

Fire escape plan Yes

Fire Dangers Yes

Night routine Yes


All our family members know the EMERGENCY numbers 999 and 112.


Our cooker and extractor fan are clean and free of grease.

We turn cookers off when not in use.
We do not use our cooker to dry clothes.
We do not leave the room when our chip pan is on.

We turn off and unplug electrical appliances when we are not using them.

We never overload electric sockets.
Our open fires have both spark and fire guards. We never use an open fire to dry clothes.
We clean all our chimneys regularly.

We keep portable heaters away from things that

can burn such as furniture, curtains and clothes.

  1. 11  We never leave lit candles in an empty room.
  2. 12  No one in our home smokes in bed.
  3. 13  We check our electric blankets in our homefor fraying, loose connections and damage.
  1. 1  We make sure the spark guards are in place on all open fires.
  2. 2  We switch off and unplug electrical appliances before we go to bed.
  3. 3  We close all doors at night.
  4. 4  We check out ways out and keep t hem clearat night.
  5. 5  If our doors or windows need keys for opening, we check the keys are in a readily accessible place, known to everyone in the home, before we go to bed.
Fire Safety Certificates or Disability Access Certificates in Ireland

Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates

Gain Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificate in Ireland.

A Fire Safety Certificate are required to certify that the design of the building or works would be in compliance with the requirements of part B of the Building Regulations Act of 1997-2008.

A fire safety certificate is required for all new commercial buildings including apartments and flats. A certificate is required for any material changes of use and certain alterations and extensions to buildings.

A fire safety certificate for any design or change of use must be obtained before work starts.

Nationwide fire safety provide consultancy on fire safety certification and disability certification applications.

We will compile, produce and present all relevant documentation required to achieve the necessary Fire Safety Certificate in Ireland.

This will consist of full detailed drawing in compliance with Part B of the Building Regulations and a comprehensive report on the Fire Safety issues relating to your building.

If your building requires a Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates , please Contact Us.

Fire Safety Certificates or Disability Access Certificates in Ireland
Fire Safety Certificates / Disability Access Certificates

 

 

irish Regulation Fire Extinguishers

Fire Prevention in the Home

Fire Prevention in the home

Get a fire alarm, test it at least once a week.

get a fire safety certificate in Ireland
Fire Safety in Ireland

At night put out candles and naked flames.

Do not overload electrical sockets, electrical equipment.

Spark guards protecting any open/naked flames.

Clean chimneys at least one a year

Follow manufactures guidelines with  Electrical Equipment i.e. Blankets, hairdryers etc

Make sure cigarettes are extinguished properly avoid smoking in bed.

 

 

Consider ‘STOP’ and put Safety first.

S

Sure Smoke alarms

Make sure you have a working fire alarm on every floor of the Building.

T

Test your smoke alarms regularly

Test your smoke alarm weekly, or designate the job to someone reliable. Don’t leave it to change. Batteries  malfunction.

O

Obvious dangers

Scan your home look for fire risks, overloaded sockets, candles and unattended appliances i.e. electric blankets.

P

Plan your escape route

Know your surroundings keep access routes clear and have your keys at the ready. Know where you are going before hand.

 

For proper fire safety check for fire dangers in your home and correct them

Prevention is the better than Cure

• Check your home room by room for fire dangers and correct them.

Remember: most fires in the home start in the living room, bedroom and kitchen at night while we are sleeping.

In the Kitchen
• Put a fire blanket and working fire extinguisher within easy reach in the kitchen and learn how to use them.

When cooking, always use the back rings first.  Always turn in saucepan handles(child safety) and make sure they are not over other rings.

  • Keep your cooker clean – grease is a fire risk, it spreads very fast and burns lino, carpet, wooden floors.
  • Turn off the cooker when you are not using it.
  • Never use your cooker for drying clothes.
  • Check the cooker is switched off properly before you go to bed.
  • Clean or replace filters in the extractor fan regularly.
  • Chip pans are a fire risk – consider using an alternative cooking method.

Chip pans are a fire risk – preferably, don’t use them. If you use a chip pan, exercise extreme care.

• Never fill the chip pan more than one third full of oil or fat.
• Test the oil temperature by placing a small piece of bread in the pan. If

it crisps quickly,it is ready.

• If the oil smokes then it is too hot. Turn the heat off and let it cool down before starting again.

• Never leave the room when the chip pan is on.

• Never move a hot chip pan.

• If using an electric deep fat fryer, empty it and store away when plugged out and completely cooled down.

Electrical items –use carefully and store them properly when you are not using them.

  • Don’t overload sockets. This is a major fire risk.
  • Don’t run electric cables across cookers.
  • Switch off and plug out electrical items when you are not using t hem.
  • If any electrical cables or plugs are damaged, worn or frayed, do not use the electrical item and call a qualified electrician.Living room open fires
    • Place a proper fitting spark guard and fireguard in front of an open fire.
    • Don’t put anything on the fire guard.

• Don’t leave anything that can burn, like papers, magazines or clothes near afire.

• Don’t use an open fire to dry clothes. This is a major fire risk.

Keep your chimney clean
• Get your chimney cleaned regularly – follow this guide:
• Wood burning fires: four times a year when you’re using them. • Solid fuel fires: once a year if using smokeless fuel.
• Solid fuel fires: twice a year if using coal.
• Oil fires: once a year.
• Gas fires: once a year, if they are the kind that needs sweeping.

Portable heaters

• Use portable heaters with extreme care.

• Place heaters away from furniture, curtains and items that can burn.

• Don’t move heaters when they are on.

• Switch off heaters and plug them out before you leave the house or go to bed.

Candles at home

• Always place candles into proper holders.

• Do not put candles near items that may catch fire such as curtains, clothes or bedding.

• Never leave lit candles unattended. • Place candles away from draughts. • Don’t move a lit candle.

• Make sure you put out all candles properly before you leave the house or go to bed.

Carry out a last thing at night routine

• Before you go to bed at night:

  • Check your ways out /exits are clear before you go to bed.
  • If your front and back doors need keys to open, ensure the keys are kept in a readily accessible place, known to everyone in the home, close to the doors.
  • Make sure fires are well down and place spark guards in front of open fires.
  • Do not leave your television, radio or music system on standby. Only appliances designed for 24 hour use should be left plugged in at night-time e.g. fridges, freezers, etc.
  • Plug out the mobile phone charger when your mobile phone is charged or when you go out or when you go to bed.
  • Switch off and plug out your electric blanket before you go to sleep.
  • Empty ashtrays properly and put out candles, before you go to bed.

Fire Safety Consultants Clare

Irish Fire Safety Consultants Clare.

Fire-warden-training1We are experienced fire safety engineers in Clare. John has over 21 years ‘experience with local County Fire Service.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of  fire safety Engineers.

We are based in County Cork with easy access to Counties Kerry, Waterford, Clare, Tipperary and Cork. We provide a nationwide service teaching the tools of fire prevention in Clare.

National Fire Safety services in Clare provide…

  • Fire Safety Certification.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase inspection on domestic dwellings.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction works.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant?
Fire Safety Consultants

Fire Safety Consultants Limerick

Irish Fire Safety Consultants Limerick.

Fire-warden-training1We are experienced fire safety engineers in Limerick. John has over 21 years ‘experience with local County Fire Service.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of  fire safety Engineers.

We are based in County Cork with easy access to Counties Kerry, Waterford, Clare, Tipperary and Cork. We provide a nationwide service teaching the tools of fire prevention in Kerry.

National Fire Safety services in Limerick are as follows…

  • Fire Safety Certification.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase inspection on domestic dwellings.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction works.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant?