Risk Warden streamlines fire risk process
Risk Warden enables hospital and care home managers to demonstrate adherence to fire safety regulations
Risk Warden has officially launched its unique cloud-based platform that simplifies the assessment, management and ownership of fire risk.
The pioneering internet-based fire risk assessment and management tool is now available to help health and care assessors and building managers to improve levels of safety.
The most-comprehensive solution of its kind, it simplifies the identification, management and ownership of risks and gives users the intelligence they need to track risks across their buildings, enabling them to demonstrate regulatory compliance.
Assessing risk can be a lengthy and complicated process, so we’ve developed a solution that enhances an organisation’s ability to manage the entire process, assessment, management, audit and proof of compliance
The launch comes after a number of recent, catastrophic fires have shone the spotlight firmly on the need for adequate risk assessment and regulatory compliance.
And the recent publication of the Hackitt Report highlights the need for the creation of a digital record to manage new high-rise and complex buildings such as hospitals and care homes.
Risk Warden has been developed to address risk and, with an intuitive interface accessible from any internet-enabled device, it’s now easier than ever to assess and manage risk, helping to drive compliance.
A set of default question sets enable risks to be weighted by prominence. An algorithm is then programmed to enable the weighted scoring to give an accurate and consistent monitor for the management of risk.
The platform guides assessors through the entire risk assessment process. Images can be captured and placed directly into a report at the relevant section, while templates for specific building types ensure consistency of assessment.
Once the assessment has been completed, Risk Warden presents estate and building managers with a clear overview of their organisation’s risk profile, shown on an easy-to-read scale.
A dashboard details any potential risks and shows how they should be addressed, and in what timeframe.
Risk Warden is a game-changer when it comes to risk assessment and compliance
And any remedial work to be undertaken to comply with an assessment is clearly outlined and logged within the system.
As the work is undertaken it is also logged in the system and the organisation’s risk profile changes in real time as items are addressed.
This provides clear evidence of compliance with statutory regulations and assists organisations in meeting their legal obligations, validating their insurance, and taking a consistent approach to risk management.
For security, Risk Warden uses SSL encryption between a browser and the system itself, and third-party penetration testing has been carried out to test and confirm the system’s robustness.
Furthermore, all information is hosted on secure servers located in the UK and Risk Warden has even been developed with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in mind, so it can be easily incorporated within corporate compliance strategies.
Suitable for a single building, a hospital estate, and everything in between; Risk Warden has been designed to be cost effective and scalable and can grow in line with an organisation’s requirements.
A tiered subscription model starting at £210 a year means there is minimal upfront cost and no initial hardware or capital expenditure.
And additional users can be added as estates expand, while larger users with multiple sites can design the system around their needs, setting multiple levels of user access as required.
“The team behind Risk Warden comprises risk assessors, experienced fire industry leaders, and seasoned IT professionals,” said David Adkins, managing director at Risk Warden.
“Assessing risk can be a lengthy and complicated process, so we’ve developed a solution that enhances an organisation’s ability to manage the entire process, assessment, management, audit and proof of compliance.”
Our software allows organisations to assess and manage risk, providing detailed and auditable evidence of compliance
“Quite frankly, there is no other product like Risk Warden on the market.”
He added: “The Hackitt Report published on 17 May highlights the need for the creation of a digital record for new high-rise and complex buildings from initial design through construction, including changes that occur throughout occupation.
“In line with this recommendation our software allows organisations to assess and manage risk, providing detailed and auditable evidence of compliance.
“Its ability to remove complication will assist assessors and building managers, driving the highest levels of regulatory compliance.
“Risk Warden is a game-changer when it comes to risk assessment and compliance.”