NIFES Consulting Group has worked with a large number of healthcare providers to conduct fire safety analysis of premises to ensure their compliance with NHS Firecode specifications, in particular Health Technical Memorandum 05-02 and 05-03.
What is NHS Firecode
NHS Firecode is a suite of guidance, provided through a number of Health Technical Memorandums (HTMs), specifically covering fire safety in Healthcare premises. It considers management, functional requirements, and operational provisions.
The guidance recognises the interaction between physical fire precautions, the dependency of patients, the fire hazards within the healthcare premises, the management policies and the availability of sufficiently and adequate trained staff in achieving an acceptable level of fire safety within healthcare premises.
The purpose of conducting a Firecode survey is to carry out an audit of all fire management policies and procedures, and their interaction with relative fire safety precautions present within NHS Trust buildings.
This will ensure a robust management system is in place and provide related deficiencies and recommendations that will have an overall impact on the fire safety across the trust ensuring that a suitable level of fire safety is being provided and delivered.
NIFES have extensive expertise and experience in carrying out these independent Firecode surveys and audits of NHS Trusts and Private Healthcare.
What is NHS Firecode
Firstly, a desktop study of the fire safety documentation, with the assistance relevant members of staff, will be carried out. A visual inspection of the premises including random spot checks will then be conducted.
The fire code audit and survey carried out by NIFES will provide assurances that the level of compliance with the objectives of Firecode and a detailed understanding of fire safety management required to support the functional fire safety design is in place.
How NIFES can help
NIFES team of fire engineers and consultants provide assurances to the board & senior managers that the level of fire safety provisions provided is suitable:
Provide compliant management plans.
Provide recommendations to ensuring a suitable level of fire safety is in place.
Analysis of trends and patterns to provide detailed & accurate remedial actions.
Specialist fire engineering consultancy
NIFES provide a strategic and practical approach to fire safety management, covering both short and long term objectives. We can analyse information from physical surveys and existing data to produce fire safety audits, risk assessment reviews, training needs analyses and compliance gap analyses.