FiSCA will undertake a Fire Risk Assessment on your behalf in accordance with PAS 79: 2012 which is the current British specification, which will satisfy your requirements under our own legislation. Currently, Ireland does not have any documents to cover this type of work, hence the use of PAS 79. 2012. The following legislation sets out your requirements.

Section 18(2) of the Fire Services Act, 1981 & 2003 states: –

 

“It shall be the duty of every person having control over premises to which this section applies* to –
(a) take all reasonable measures to guard against the outbreak of fire on such premises,
(b) provide reasonable fire safety measures for such premises and prepare and provide appropriate fire safety procedures for ensuring the safety of persons on such premises,
(c) ensure that the fire safety measures and procedures referred to in paragraph (b) are applied at all times, and
(d) ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of persons on the premises in the event of an outbreak of fire whether such outbreak has occurred or not.”

 

*Premises not covered by the Fire Services Act are covered by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, which states the following:-

Section 8. Paragraph (1)

Every employer shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees.

 

Paragraph (2)

Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the employer’s duty extends, in particular, to the following:

 

(a) managing and conducting work activities in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees;

 

(b) managing and conducting work activities in such a way as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, any improper conduct or behaviour likely to put the safety, health or welfare at                        work of his or her employees at risk;

 

(c) as regards the place of work concerned, ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable—

(i) the design, provision and maintenance of it in a condition that is safe and without risk to health,

 

(ii) the design, provision and maintenance of safe means of access to and egress from it, and

 

(iii) the design, provision and maintenance of plant and machinery or any other articles that are safe and without risk to health;

 

(h) determining and implementing the safety, health and welfare measures necessary for the protection of the safety, health and welfare of his or her employees when identifying hazards and carrying out a risk assessment under section 19 or when preparing a safety statement under section 20 and ensuring that the measures take account of changing circumstances and the general principles of prevention specified in Schedule 3;

 

(j) preparing and revising, as appropriate, adequate plans and procedures to be followed and measures to be taken in the case of an emergency or serious and imminent danger;

 

(l) obtaining, where necessary, the services of a competent person (whether under a contract of employment or otherwise) for the purpose of ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, the                  safety, health and welfare at work of his or her employees.

 

FiSCA will undertake a Fire Risk Assessment on your behalf in accordance with PAS 79: 2012 which is the current British specification, which will satisfy your requirements under our own legislation. Currently, Ireland does not have any documents to cover this type of work, hence the use of PAS 79. 2012.