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Fire Risk Assessments

Is your fire risk assessment up to date?

Under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, a responsible person must carry out a Fire Safety Risk Assessment. A Fire Risk Assessment evaluates your premises in terms of fire safety hazards, to people and property.

An assessor will visit your premises, make a physical inspection and provide you with a clear concise report. This report will include a detail, prioritised Action Plan on how to minimise fire risks specific to your organisation.


What are Fire Risk Assessments?

The risk assessment identifies fire hazards; identifies people at risk; evaluates, removes or reduces the risks and records the findings. From the assessment you prepare an emergency plan and provide training.

The assessment will cover: identification of emergency routes and exits; review of detection and warning systems and fire fighting equipment; the removal or safe storage of dangerous substances it will be used to create an emergency evacuation plan taking into consideration the needs of vulnerable people, e.g. the elderly, young children or those with disabilities; it will provide information to employees and other people on the premises and it will put in place staff fire safety training.

Why do I need a Fire Risk Assessment?

In England and Wales, if you are an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, you are responsible for fire safety and are known as the ‘responsible person’. As the responsible person, there are certain things you must do by law under the Fire Safety Order, which is enforced by your local fire and rescue authority.

You could get fined and/or go to prison if you don’t follow fire safety regulations. Local fire and rescue authorities inspect premises and can issue fire safety notices telling you about changes you might need to make to your premises.

How long does it take?

Risk assessments will vary depending on the size and type of premises; small retail premises may take 30-45 minutes, a larger warehouse may take 2-3 hours. Once the site assessment is completed we will produce a comprehensive report, including and Action Plan, that is delivered in about five working days.

Who carries out the assessments?

The fire risk assessor is a ‘competent person’ who is familiar with all of the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and good experience and knowledge of fire safety. The assessor will tell you what you need to do to comply with fire safety law, will carry out a fire risk assessment and identify the general fire precautions you need to have in place.

What is the result of the assessment?

The assessment will result in comprehensive report that includes an Action Plan detailing any remedial work to be carried out to ensure you comply with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

What area do you cover with your fire risk assessments?

We are based near Walsall and carry out fire risk assessments throughout the West Midlands: Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Solihull, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall and West Bromwich.

How do I book a fire risk assessment?

Please contact us on 0121 543 6300

Useful reference information:

Fire safety in the workplace

Fire safety law and guidance documents for business

HSE: How to control risks at work: Fire safety

Download a copy of Responsibilities of a Fire Warden - PDF

We cover all postcodes in the West Midlands and East Midlands.