FAQs About Fire Risk Assessments

Here at FireRiskAssessments.com we help you understand what is required to be legally compliant and how best to ensure your premises is safe.

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If you are unsure about your responsibilities towards fire risk assessments, then please read the following information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or if you’re unsure then feel free to get in touch. We’re happy to help.

What is a fire risk assessment and why is it necessary?

A fire risk assessment identifies potential fire hazards, evaluates the risk, and suggests measures to mitigate these risks. It’s necessary for ensuring safety, legal compliance, and protecting people and property from fire hazards.

What does a fire risk assessment involve?

Our fire risk assessments involve a thorough examination of your property to identify hazards and risks. We will provide a comprehensive report detailing the findings and recommendations for improvements. Read more about our Fire Risk Assessment Process

How long does a fire risk assessment take?

The duration varies depending on the size and complexity of the premises.

How much does a fire risk assessment cost?

We have fixed prices and absolutely no hidden costs. Our fire risk assessment services start from £375. View our fixed prices.

What are the legal requirements for fire risk assessments?

The legal framework for fire safety in the UK is primarily governed by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, and the accompanying Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006. These laws have superseded over 70 individual pieces of fire safety legislation.

Legally, you are required to conduct a fire risk assessment and implement suitable fire safety measures based on the findings of the assessment to minimise the risk to life from fire. 

How often do I need a fire risk assessment?

The frequency of fire risk assessments depends on the type of property and its use. We recommend an assessment is reviewed regularly, this can be done by a competent person on the premises. As a general rule, we would say review annually by a fire risk assessor.

If the premises is very low risk, you could review biennially or three-yearly, but no later. It must be reviewed within that time to ensure nothing has changed.   

Who can carry out a fire risk assessment?

It should be carried out by a competent person, often a professional with expertise in fire safety.

What should I expect in a fire risk assessment report?

The report will detail identified hazards, risk levels, and recommended safety measures.  

What happens if I don't have a fire risk assessment?

You may face legal penalties and increased fire risk.

Can a fire risk assessment identify all potential fire hazards?

It aims to identify as many risks as possible, but absolute identification of all hazards is challenging. Regular assessments help in identifying new risks.

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