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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of the most commonly-asked questions and their answers.

The plans remain valid unless a structural change is made to the building, including internal partitioning where it affects exit points. Our services include annual re-visits to ensure our packs remain up to date and in line with regulation.
Every site is different so individual quotations are carried out to ensure that we provide a cost effective service to all of our customers.
Our teams have decades of experience dealing with front line emergencies, we know what is required to give the fire service the best chance of protecting your customers, staff and property.
Contact us today, we will be pleased to talk you through our services and why we are dedicated to protecting lives and property.
It is dependent on the type of building or if the layout is complex. Most assessment visits will be completed in 1 day with additional time to complete the paperwork. Generally, it is best for a member of staff with knowledge of the building to assist the assessor throughout the visit.
No ERMCO do not sell fire equipment however, ERMCO works in collaboration with other companies to provide the complete fire safety package.
Failure to complete a fire risk assessment or not having an up-to-date and appropriate fire risk assessment in place can lead to serious consequences. The penalties for non-compliance can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the severity of the breach. In the UK, the enforcing authority responsible for fire safety inspections and enforcement can be either the local fire and rescue service or the local authority.

The penalties range from Improvement notice, Prohibition notice, Prosecution and liability for damages.

No the premises does not necessarily need to be closed during the visit.
The assessor will complete a report which will be sent to the responsible person.
If you share a premises with others in the UK, the responsibility for completing the fire risk assessment typically falls on the “responsible person.” The responsible person is defined by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 as:

For a workplace, the employer or any person who has control of the premises.

For a non-workplace, e.g., a common area in a shared building or a residential property, the person who has control of the premises. This could be the owner, landlord, or property management company.

In shared premises, there might be multiple responsible persons if there are different parties that have control over different parts of the building or premises. In such cases, it’s essential to coordinate and cooperate to ensure that all areas are covered in the fire risk assessment.

All our assessors are vetted and are competent in their role, all ERMCO assessors are ex fire service officers with years of experience in the fire sector. Our assessors are fully insured.
Reviews of fire risk assessments are dependent on the type of building and the risks associated with it. Ultimately, the frequency of review should be determined based on the individual circumstances of the premises and any changes that occur over time. Regular reviews and updates to the fire risk assessment will help identify and address potential fire hazards and ensure that appropriate fire safety measures are in place.

ERMCO prides itself on the aftercare provided to all our clients. We will go through the fire risk assessment with the responsible person to ensure that the significant outcomes are understood. We will then stay in touch with our clients to answer any questions or queries they have.


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