Fire and Disaster Risk Management

Throughout history, protecting commercial structures from fire has been important. Fire poses risk in terms of safety to occupants, building integrity, business interruption and the economic health of a community. Consequently, reduction in the risk of fire for commercial buildings has been a significant goal for society, achieved through a better understanding of all the factors that contribute to fire risk.

Fire safety is the set of practices intended to reduce the destruction caused by fire. Fire safety measures include those that are intended to prevent ignition of an uncontrolled fire, and those that are used to limit the development and effects of a fire after it starts.

Our team has vast experience in the field of operational firefighting, fire fighter training and rational fire designs. Designing and building structures in compliance with building and fire code requirements, and insurance industry guidelines, contributes to the reduction of fire losses.

The Disaster Management Act (No.57 of 2002) prescribes the development and implementation of certain structures, systems and procedures at all three levels of Governance (National,

Provincial and Municipal) which can be developed in three specific phases:-

1. Institutional Arrangements;
2. Assessment; and
3. Operational Arrangements

Our team has the necessary background, knowledge, experience and ability to assist Municipalities (District and Local) to attain compliance with the provisions of the Act by:-

Assisting with the development and establishment of Institutional Arrangements such as:-

  • Disaster Management Policy Frameworks; and
  • AdvisoryForums
  • Conducting a Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Analysis unique to the relevant Municipality and
  • Developing a Risk Profile of the Municipality concerned
  • Developing Operational Plans for the affected Client which include:-
    • Response Protocols
    • Contact Register and
    • Resource Database