Fire Risk Assessments

Fire risk assessments aren’t just a legal requirement – they underpin your entire fire safety plan.

A Fire Risk Assessments will include:

  • Identify risks and hazards
  • Advice on reducing risks
  • Assessing evacuation points
  • Determine the appropriate detection system
  • Full report with photographs
  • In line with the fire safety order 2005

Our fire risk assessments are carried out by fully trained and certified risk assessors. You’ll get a free, no-obligation quotation on all updates or installations you need to make.

Regulation summary:

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (commonly known simply as the Fire Safety Order) introduced a legal duty for ‘the responsible person’ to take all reasonable steps to ensure that fire safety levels are appropriate at all times. The segment within the legislation focussing on fire risk assessments opens with the following:

Risk assessment

9.—(1) The responsible person must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons are exposed for the purpose of identifying the general fire precautions he needs to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on him by or under this Order.

This legislation applies to all non-domestic properties including commercial and public premises, such as shops, factories, warehouses and offices, but also schools, nursing homes as well as businesses providing sleeping accommodation. It also applies to sheltered housing as well as the communal areas of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs); though not to the individual dwellings within the HMO.

For businesses employing five or more employees, there is a legal requirement to not only carry out a fire risk assessment, but to document the findings in writing. Fire Risk Assessments can be carried out by the organisation or business affected. There are official fire risk assessment help guides available and FRA forms can be downloaded for free from a number of sources.

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss our fire risk assessments, please do not hesitate to contact our team. We can arrange a date and time to suit you and to offer professional advice and guidance. If you would like to speak with a member of our friendly and qualified team, please contact us today.