NICOLL SHAND Ltd.
Whether your premises is a small single tenancy, a multi occupancy building or a large multi storey or mixed use premises, Nicoll Shand are equipped for the task. We only use Consultants who have proven to have sufficient fire safety education, training and experience to be registered with the Institution of Fire Engineers Fire Risk Register.
Our Fire Risk Assessments (FRA) use a tried and trusted format based on PAS 79 and meet all necessary requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations (N.I.)
A fire risk assessment needs to be easy to read and understand and must identify all risks and hazards as well as provide suitable recommendations to allow the Responsible Person or Duty Holder to understand exactly what is required of them to ensure that their premises are safe from fire and the effects of fire.
Nicoll Shand Fire Risk Assessments provide an estimation of life risk using the BS 8800 risk methodology and provide an action plan for tracking progress and where appropriate provide a photographic index to clearly identify significant issues. We also individually rate each hazard identified in order that the user can see at a glance where their immediate priorities lie.
If you are a building owner or managing agent with multiple properties, Nicoll Shand can provide measurements across your portfolio and can provide a trend analysis so you can easily prioritise your resources according to risk.
Even before we appear on site we send you a pre assessment check list in order that you can have all necessary documentation available as soon as the assessment begins. This allows the visit to be carried out smoothly and with the minimum disruption to your busy schedule.
We can offer face to face brief-in of your reports so you will always understand what we have found and what you have to do to ensure compliance.
Nicoll Shand employ former Operational Firefighters to carry out our fire training so you can be sure that your trainer has been there done that and literally has the ‘T’ shirt. Although based on fire service training techniques, we make it our business to make sure our training is specific to your needs. We use a mixture of fire science, practical advice and knowledge of legislation to provide you with tailor made fire safety training whatever your needs.
You never know when you will need expert advice on a fire safety matter. Many employers can’t afford to permanently employ someone ‘just in case’ they need them. That is why Nicoll Shand offers a Competent Person service to enable you to get expert advice and guidance on fire safety matters whenever you need it. Our staff have firsthand experience on all Fire Safety legislative matters and have all served with Local Authority Fire Service Fire Safety Departments at senior levels. We can:
A Competent Person service can provide you with the confidence that you are always compliant and kept abreast of the latest trends and developments as they affect your staff and business.
Our consultants are leaders in this field. We developed one of the first Lead Fire Authority Partnership Schemes in the UK with a leading financial institution using the Health and Safety Guide, HS(G)65, as the main reference.
Our ability to measure the effectiveness of your existing fire safety management against a recognised management review system will help you identify strengths and weaknesses.
This review will take you beyond the basic compliance model and ensure that business critical areas are fully protected.
Many of our clients find that the original strategy for their premises acts as a straight jacket to their expansion or changing needs. We can revisit the original concepts and help you make better use of space without increasing the risks to your business or your staff.
The main areas where value can be added include;
We have in-house expertise in the audit of organisations health and safety management systems. We are competent in the use of both Health &Safety Guide Number 65, HS(G)65, and Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series,
Under Regulation 5 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 every employer “shall make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, having regard to the nature of his activities and the size of his undertaking, for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventative and protective measures”
To meet the regulation we offer a model that follows the industry standard, Plan>Do>Check>Act concept. We have staff with experience of audit within both the private and public sector. We only use trained auditors who have worked with large organisations and public bodies. Feedback from clients has been excellent. Many felt the 2 way process adopted gave them the opportunity to learn from the experience.
Our products offer the full range of audit opportunities. From a quick overview of where you are, right through to an in-depth review of your whole organisation. We tailor our system to your needs
From simple evacuation drills to large scale emergency planning, we have the skills to meet your need.
Nicoll Shand can provide ‘real time’ table top emergency scenario exercises and our team of consultants have real experience as Senior Commanders in the U.K. Emergency Services and within the private sector.
Whatever level of assessment you wish to undertake it will never be too large or too small for Nicoll Shand