Fire Engineering Solutions For Your Business
Vemco Consulting assist companies, and individuals alike in gaining the required approvals from Building Control, approved inspectors and the fire service. We undertake a range of projects, ranging from schools and nightclubs to commercial and residential developments.
Our expert engineering consultants are well-versed in the engineering tools that lead to the design of non-prescriptive solutions to fire safety problems in buildings, and can develop specialist reports in support of your development and satisfy the requirements of nationally recognised codes.
Vemco fire engineering consultancy can include:
- Fire Strategies (using Approved Document B and other codes)
- Fire Assessments of external wall build ups
- Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling
- Fire Risk Assessments
- Temporary staffing requirements of a technical nature
We are confident that whatever your specification – we can develop a fire engineered solution to meet your needs. To find out more about our fire safety engineering services, click here.
Reliable & Thorough Fire Risk Assessments
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that every business and block of flats must have a designated ‘Responsible Person’, accountable for fire safety. This means having a proper fire risk assessment carried out to ensure your property or workplace is properly protected against any potential fire hazards.
At Vemco Consulting, we cover every aspect of fire consulting to guarantee your property is entirely protected from the risk of fire and smoke. Make sure your premises is fully compliant with all legal requirements with a professional fire safety risk assessment.
We understand that you have specific objectives for your project in terms of its “look and feel”, or perhaps in terms of cost and our fire engineering consultants will work with you to fit our work to your requirements. Our team will try their best to achieve all your fire safety objectives without compromising on your specific requirements.
Whether you need fire risk assessments for schools, care homes, workplaces or fire risk assessment for flats, we can help. Our team are experts when it comes to providing effective fire safety systems that comply with all fire safety laws and will work to provide a sufficient action plan against the risk of fire in your property.
Risk Assessment Process:
During a fire risk assessment, our team will complete a thorough assessment of your property to ensure that the building has all the right fire precautions and fire safety measures to protect people against risks. Our team will also check for sufficient fire detection systems and emergency exits throughout the building.
Every FRA will be slightly different, however, most will include checking a building for:
- A working fire alarm
- A means of escape from fire
- Fire extinguishers and fire fighting equipment
- Potential escape routes in the case of fire
- Electrical equipment that could be a source of ignition
- Living areas are clear from combustible materials
- Proper storage arrangements for dangerous substances
Our fire risk assessors will record all significant findings in detail the consult you about the work they’ve completed to keep you fully aware of risks they’ve detected or any significant changes they’ve made so you are properly prepared in the event of a fire. Based on their assessment of the building, they will also ensure that you have an effective evacuation plan in place so anyone inside the building can get quickly to safety in the case of fire.
Approved Document B, BS 9991 and BS 9999
Fire prevention regulations in the UK have evolved over many decades in response to notable fires of the past. For this reason, ADB and other codes focus on preventing two means by which a fire can be initiated.
- To adopt measures to ensure a reasonable level of fire resistance is achieved within the building itself.
- To prevent a fire initiated in one building from spreading to an adjacent building.
Our expert fire engineering consultants understand the intricacies of these codes and other fire safety laws. Using their expert knowledge, they will develop a strategy to make your property compliant with both these essential documents.
Fire Risk Assessment for Residential Flats and Houses
We understand that mortgage and insurance companies can get nervous about the construction of some buildings. Our job is to provide a thorough fire risk assessment that fills these organisations with confidence that your property is fully safe from the risk of fire or smoke.
Over the last 10 years, there have been a number of significant fires involving cladding or other highly flammable materials on building façades or blocks of flats. All have caused major damage to property with many involving significant loss of life. Our knowledgeable staff will bare this in mind when performing professional fire risk assessments, using scientific and engineering principles to assess the entire property including walls and balconies to ensure there is no risk of fire.
MHCLG continues to issue Advice Notes to provide guidance on addressing the risks arising from external walls and balconies on residential buildings. When completing a fire risk assessment on your property, our fire engineering consultants will work to the latest Advice notes from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) we will help you develop cost-effective compliant solutions for your development.
A Fire Engineering Consultancy You Can Trust
Our team have all had full fire safety training and are experienced when it comes to performing thorough and dependable fire risk assessments on a range of properties. Each piece of work we produce will be carried out by competent and experienced specialist fire safety consultants registered with the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE).
Get in touch today via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +44 1223 655570 to discuss the specific details of your scheme so that we can develop a bespoke solution for your development and provide a reasonable fire risk assessment cost.