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What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

Man with ClipboardA fire risk assessment is an organised and methodical look at your premises, the activities carried out there and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and around the premises.

The aims of the fire risk assessment are:

  • To identify the hazards
  • To reduce the risks of those hazards causing harm to as low as reasonably possible
  • To decide what physical fire precautions and management arrangements are necessary to ensure the safety of people in your premises if a fire does start.

If your organisation employs five people or more, or your premises are licensed or an alterations notice requiring it is in force, then the significant findings of the fire risk assessment, the actions to be taken as a result of the assessment and details of anyone especially at risk must be recorded. You will probably find it helpful to keep a record of the significant findings of your fire risk assessment even if you are not required to do so.

To enable you to meet your legal obligations our team of assessors have a wealth of experience within the fire industry and are members of the Institute of Fire Engineers and Institute of Fire Prevention Officers.

Following a thorough inspection of your premises we will produce a detailed and legally compliant report in accordance with PAS79 in order to satisfy the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

For extra peace of mind we hold full Professional Indemnity insurance.

Fire Safety Legislation

Fire Risk Assessment - GavelThe Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order became law on 1st October 2006 and affects all non-domestic premises. Click here to find out more.

Fire Risk Assessments

Our team of risk assessors cover the UK including West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and London.  Call us now on 01403 738000 to arrange a fire risk assessment of your premises.

Risk Assessment Guidelines

The ‘Guidelines’ pages shown on this website provide legislation advice taken from the H.M. Government Guidance Documents for risk assessments. The full documents can be downloaded at www.gov.uk.