It is a statutory requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for those in control of premises to carry out a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment.
PAS stands for Public Available Specification. PAS 79 was first published in 2005 and has since had two revisions in 2007 and more latterly in 2012. PAS 79 is not a statutory document and therefore companies are not obligated to use it, but it has been developed and published by the British Standard Institution (BSi) and is recognised in the industry as a good tool to carry out Fire Risk Assessments. PAS 79 gives guidance, and corresponding examples of documentation, for undertaking and recording the significant findings of fire risk assessments in premises and parts of premises. This PAS does not apply to single-family private dwellings or to premises during construction but is applicable to vacant and any occupied premises like offices, schools, shops, hotels, blocks of flats, care home, warehouses, manufacturing and houses with multiple occupation (HMO).
PAS 79 basically provides a structured approach to fire risk assessment that ensures all the necessary information required to make a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment is completed and that any significant findings are recorded in a logical way.
SMC Premier Group carry out PAS 79 compliant Fire Risk Assessments on most premises including warehouse & distribution centres, commercial offices, café and restaurants, hospitals, medical centres, dental practices, factories, depots, hotels, schools, colleges, universities, beauty salons, hairdressers, sports stadiums, blocks of flats, council buildings and HMO.
If you require a PAS 79 compliant Fire Risk Assessment, please contact us.