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    2 May 2022
    Blake's 4 Step Fire Risk Assessment Formula

    Aaaand, breathe!
    Learning how to conduct a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) for your business is frustrating and confusing. We know!
    Although the Government guides are vague and leave a lot open to interpretation, it's critical you understand and follow the legislation. The wrong advice could put your business on the wrong side of the law.
    Here's what you can do:

    Close the 14 tabs of conflicting advicearticles on your browser
    Make a cuppa
    Get comfy
    Soak up Blake's 4 step Fire Risk Assessment Formula for busy businesses owners!

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    31 January 2022
    Will Ofsted's Security Scrutiny Affect Your Fire Risk Assessment?

    As the Responsible Person in a school or educational premises, you may have heard of some recent stories highlighting Ofsted's scrutiny of school security during inspections.
    Two Cumbrian schools have been placed into special measuresby Ofsted after fears that their unsecured grounds pose a safety risk to pupils.
    So, how could these stricter safeguarding guidelines affect your Ofsted rating and what can you do to help after your Fire Risk Assessment?

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    17 January 2022
    Rule Of Thumb Emergency Lighting Test

    The test I'm about to describe is not sufficient to replace your Fire Risk Assessment!

    With that out of the way, on to the rule of thumb for testing if your emergency lighting is adequate...

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    25 November 2021
    Why Fire Extinguisher Servicing Makes The World A Better Place

    In this post we're looking specifically at fire extinguisher servicing and how it's making the world a better place.
    A bold statement, we know. But it's true, and here's why...

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    28 September 2021
    Doing 'The Sums' For School Fire Safety Risk Assessments

    Recently, a Responsible Person at a school contacted Blake's in regards to a Fire Risk Assessment. Officials asked them to confirm they'd done their 5 year fire survey...

    Cue panic stations!!!

    Find out how to subtract the worry, add knowledge and achieve school fire safety success!

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    8 September 2021
    Your Follow-Up Fire Risk Assessment Template - How To Deal With Risks

    There's an endless stream of information on how to complete your Fire Risk Assessment. But not so much about following up on the risks the assessment reveals. Doing the risk assessment is only half the job and what comes next is arguably more important.

    So, we've put together a follow-up Fire Risk Assessment template so you can easily identify the next steps to take.

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    2 September 2021
    Fire Risk Assessments The RIGHT Way Not The EASY Way

    As the Responsible Person for a school or commercial business, you may think you already know everything there is to know about Fire Risk Assessments. On the other hand, you may be completely overwhelmed!

    Here are the basic steps you need to follow to comply with the law...

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    29 January 2020
    School and Individual Fined £39,000 Over Fire Safety Failures!

    Coat hooks and bag storage were two of the issues that led to a school and their Risk Assessor being fined nearly £40,000 between them. A clear example of the dangers of choosing the wrong partner in Health and Safety!
    Here's what they did wrong, and how YOU can get it right...

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    16 August 2019
    The 6 Step Checklist You Need To Follow Up Your Fire Risk Assessment

    There's a myriad of information on how to complete a fire risk assessment, but not so much about following up on the uncovered risks. Doing the risk assessment is only half the job - the follow up process is equally as important!
    No such thing as bog standard
    Each commercial building is unique, so the risk assessment will unearth different issues for each business - some minor and some more pressing concerns.Nevertheless, these issues need to be acted upon - straight away! You're busy, we know. It's too easy to think "job done" and move on. But ignoring or forgetting about the findings of an assessment is negligent.The Responsible Person will find themselves in a world of legal trouble if the worst should happen.You could face unlimited finesor even a prison sentence! Not to mention what could be on your conscience...We've put together a quick checklist so you can easily identify the next steps you need to take after your fire risk assessment. Read on and ensure you are fully compliant with the law...

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