A fire risk assessment is fundamental to the development of a robust fire safety strategy and is a legal requirement of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The assessment aims to make buildings safer places to be, by reducing the likelihood of a fire occurring and reducing the consequences for persons in the building.
Harrogate council is the local government for the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. The council were unsatisfied with their current Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) provider, so BusinessWatch took up the contract through a tender bid scenario.
During the time of the contact, BusinessWatch has scoped over 40 various properties across the Harrogate region. Buildings vary from the Harrogate Convention Centre and the council head office to leisure centres and car parks.
The main challenge Harrogate Council were facing was the management of the FRA process. In addition, for who was responsible for the work and actions needed to get the property to a ‘standard’ and compliant level after the FRA’s had taken place.
To overcome the above challenges, it was decided to implement ‘Risk Warden’, a risk management software that simplifies the process and improves productivity by at least 60%.
Completely cloud-based, Risk Warden is a solution that enhances an organisation’s ability to manage the entire risk process, assessment, management, audit and proof of compliance, plot and list hazards, use ready-made assessment templates, upload and store important documents and customise reports and dashboards that will keep your entire team up to date.
Risk Warden is: Simple & intuitive, User-friendly interface & Completely cloud-based.
Directly plot hazards
Flexible risk matrix
Access preset evaluation criteria, recommendations & actions
Risk assessment templates for consistency
Upload & store important risk documents
Automatic reminders of renewal deadlines
See previous document versions with automatic versioning
Action Plans converted into action tasks
Automatic risk reduction when actions are completed
Automatic colour coding for instant feedback
Invite & assign tasks to team members & contractors
Customisable reports and dashboards
Share & download reports quickly and easily
Full audit trail of each users actions
“We appointed BuinsessWatch Group to conduct our fire risk assessments across the region as we didn’t have a process in place for managing the FRA’s and more importantly the outcome of them. Skye Thomas has done a fantastic job conduction the FRA’s and with the added benefit of the risk warden software package means we have standardised our risk assessment and we know we are always fully compliant.” – Paul Boreham, Harrogate Council Compliance Team.
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