8th November 2023
Lissy Gaskell - Data Analyst
Have you seen that you can collect PAS 79-1 and PAS 79-2 Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) using our configured Fire Risk assessment templates?
PAS 79 is the British Standard for collecting FRAs, the standard provides recommendations and corresponding documentation examples for the undertaking and recording of the significant findings of fire probability assessments.
It is broken into two parts, PAS 79-1 dealing with non-housing premises and PAS 79-2 dealing with housing premises for which fire risk assessments are required by legislation.
Ensure you are collecting and storing the correct data set for your needs.
For further support on Fire Risk Assessment and collecting the accurate information, please visit: https://property-tectonics.kayako.com/en-us
Don’t forget that pt’s team can guide you in managing the correct information and have Fire Risk Assessors all over the country who can be contracted to undertake assessments for you.
The screenshots below will help you navigate to the new template in your software, but don’t forget to ask for assistance if you need it.
FRA Part 1 template
The PAS 79 Part 1 (2020) FRA template is now available on Lifespan.
PAS 79-1 should be used to record fire risk assessments in non-domestic premises and parts of non-domestic premises for which fire risk assessments are required by legislation.*^~
Within Lifespan, select the ‘Fire’ module (1) against the relevant UPRN, then navigate to the ‘Summary Edit’ option (2) along the ribbon bar and select ‘New/Edit’ (3).
This will open the FRA template. Refer to the top left of the menu pane to check the correct UPRN and address is selected (1), and the suitable PAS 79 template is selected from the drop-down (2). In this instance, we will be reviewing PAS 79-1 2020.
The Assessment is split into 28 sections across 4 headings; GENERAL INFORMATION; FIRE HAZARDS AND THEIR ELIMINATION OR CONTROL; FIRE PROTECTION MEASURES; & MANAGEMENT OF FIRE SAFETY. Each heading can be located by scrolling down the menu pane along the left side of the template (1) or clicking ‘Next’ at the bottom right of each page within the main assessment area (2).
Work through the assessment to answer each question within the headings by selecting the appropriate drop-down or typing free text where required.
Most questions can expand on a submitted answer by selecting the ‘Edit’ icon to the right of each answer.
Once selected, this will open a new field that will allow additional comments and photos to be added and the option to select the ‘Requires Action’ tick box if required.
If ‘Requires Action’ is selected, these comments will populate within the Action Plan section at the end of the FRA (1). The Ref column within the Action Plan will navigate the user to the relevant question each action point is stored against (2). Any item within the Action plan will need a Priority, Qty, Category and Date assigned to it (3).
Once all questions have been answered, press ‘Save’ and close the report by selecting the ‘x’ in the top right of the screen.
*PAS 79-1 applies to peer-to-peer rented accommodation, residential care homes, and flats used only for short-term letting (one day to six months).
^PAS 79-1 excludes the common parts of blocks of flats or maisonettes, sheltered housing and extra care housing. It is also not applicable to supported housing and certain HMOs.
~In the case of mixed-use premises – for example, shops or offices on lower building levels, with flats on the uppermost levels, PAS 79-2 applies to the flats.