Amalgamate are delighted to be providing fire safety advice to Evolution Skatepark – an extreme sports facility in Ayrshire. The park is run by a community group, and offers children and young people a safe and secure environment in which to participate in a range of sports, including BMX, skateboarding and in-line skating.
We’re particularly pleased to be involved in helping the park improve its safety, as we can see what an asset it is to the community. It’s a great example of a facility that has been built to meet specific local needs – providing leisure services, tackling youth crime, encouraging a healthier lifestyle, and improving the general opinion of the community in relation to young people within the local area.
Amalgamate has been taken on to carry out a comprehensive review of the park’s fire safety. Workplace fire safety is a big responsibility – on average about 20,000 fires occur in non-domestic properties every year in the UK. These lead to approximately 1,000 injured people, and around 20 deaths, not to mention the costs related to damage to property and assets. So making sure that risks are methodically assessed and reduced is a key part of any health and safety management plan.
To help Evolution Skatepark manage fire safety better, we’ve carried out fire risk assessments on the various buildings on their site, including the office, shop, toilet block, kitchen, etc.
The key steps in our Fire Risk Assessment process involve helping the team at the park to:
- Identify people at risk
- Identify fire hazards
- Assess and reduce risks
- Record, plan, inform, instruct and train their staff
- Review their performance
Our fire safety specialists have investigated elements of fire protection, fire prevention and fire safety/management to ensure we could provide the park with the best possible fire safety advice in the form of a clear and concise report that enables actions to be taken swiftly to protect the park’s staff and assets.
We’re proud to work with Evolution Skatepark, giving them the information and support they need to meet their health and safety goals. If you’re looking for fire safety advice, or just want to know more about our health and safety services, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Glasgow office on 0141 244 0181 or our Ayrshire office on 01294 443 806.