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Currently, not all properties fall within the scope of fire legislation. However, the person responsible for any property has a duty of care for the safety of those that spend time in the property.
Blue Watch provides online fire risk assessments plus that will consider the risk to life from fire, carbon monoxide and other related hazards in a wide range of properties from a simple single household property not directly covered by law all the way through to complex commercial properties that are governed by the the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
At every level a Blue Watch Fire Risk Assessment Plus covers
The assessment helps to identify areas of concern and where appropriate helpful guidance is provided to aid completion and improve standards.
The assessment supports users in providing a minimum safety standard that is practicable to implement in order to provide a reasonable level of safety for people in and around the property.
Properties that meet the Blue Watch Standard will be listed for 12 months on the Blue Watch website either as self-assessed or inspected and can be publicly viewed as a safer place. A dated certificate and report can be downloaded from the site and the Blue Watch icon can be used on stationery related to the property for the duration of validity.
Reduce risk of fire, carbon monoxide and other hazards for your tenants, yourself and your property with the self assessment online tool for £25 inc VAT.
Don’t forget that help and advice is available on the website as well as quality assured products that are used by most UK fire and rescue services if your property doesn’t meet the Blue Watch Standard.
If you don’t feel up to self-assessing your property or perhaps don’t have time then call in the experts to do an ‘MOT’ type fire risk assessment inspection. Blue Watch Inspection starts at £85 + VAT per property depending on size, location and complexity of layout. Blue Watch Inspection covers all the same elements as self-assessment but provides the reassurance of inviting an expert in to look round your property and advise on risk reduction.
This type of inspection is suitable for all types of properties from simple single household properties not directly covered by law all the way through to complex commercial properties that are governed by the the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
If for some reason your property should fail our inspection we will provide helpful advice on how to reach a minimum safety standard that is practicable to implement. Bear in mind though that we have a duty to advise the relevant regulatory authorities if the inspector has any major concerns.
Inspected properties will be publicly listed for 12 months on the Blue Watch site. A dated inspection pass certificate and report can be downloaded from the site and the Blue Watch icon can be used on stationery related to the property for the duration of validity.
It should be noted that local regulation may apply that sits outside the Blue Watch standard - for further information talk to your local authority housing officer.
Every year, around 4,000 people are poisoned by carbon monoxide in England and Wales. Out of those affected, 200 people are hospitalised and around 50 die.