Maze Fire Consulting can provide a wide range of services in the Construction/Handover stages of work (RIBA stages 5-7). As experts in the intent of the fire strategy concept our work during these stages can give a ’level of confidence’ that the installation of systems and standard of construction aligns with the fire strategy. This can reduce risk to the project by identifying flaws or incorrect application of fire safety components.
We are flexible in our approach to such work and can undertake ad hoc services either on a fixed fee or time-charge basis (to an agreed fee cap), being responsive to the needs of the client with regard to exacting time pressures and cost certainty.
Example services could be as follows:
Typically, we would provide further information as and when reasonably required concerning the following:
- Review of designs/specifications and method statements proposed by specialist fire installation contractors.
- Inspection of installed fire protection systems/products as part of the construction programme to verify the compliance of the installations with European/British/Industry standards, manufacturers’ installation guides, test evidence and Building Regulations.
- Identification of snags for which remedial action may only take place post practical completion.
- Development of Construction Phase fire strategies to ensure site safety in the event of fire where this is not provided by the contractor (as this is a new development, this is not likely to be required).
Services in the post-practical completion stage can include:
- Verification of remedial action to snags identified during construction phase.
- Witnessing of commissioning tests on active systems to ensure compliance with the specifications.
- Review of Operation and Maintenance Manuals for installed fire protection systems provided by specialist installation contractors.
- Review of proposed fire safety management arrangements including their further development as necessary.
- Preparation of a Preliminary Fire Risk Assessment to comply with Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
- Review of proposed emergency procedures.
- Review of a proposed Building Fire Safety Plan (BFSP).
- Review of causes and effects for the fire alarm and interlocked fire systems including confirmation of compliance with the fire strategy and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requirements.
- Fire system design code and efficacy surveys in respect of active and passive fire systems
- Preparation of Fire Risk Assessment as required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 with regular updates (frequency dependent on circumstances) to maintain currency.
- Fire safety audits including review of implementation of “significant findings” of Fire Risk Assessment.
- Review of management of fire safety in terms of documented procedures and actual their implementation.
- Fire safety training reviews.
- Review of testing, inspection, and maintenance of fire systems.