Fire Risk Assessments

Fire Risk Assessments

What is a fire risk assessment?

A fire risk assessment is a careful look at your premises and the people who use them, from a fire prevention perspective. It is about understanding the potential risks, assessing your  current fire safety precautions and improving them, to keep the people who use your premises, your business and property safe.

Who needs to do a fire risk assessment?

If you are an employer, owner or occupier of premises that is not a a private home (for example you are the landlord of a rental property, block of flats), you need to complete a Fire Risk Assessment. This is a legal requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

How often do I need a fire risk assessment

There are no specific time periods in law for how often fire risk assessments must be done or reviewed. The law simply says that the person responsible for the assessment in your building must review it ‘regularly’ to make sure it’s up to date.

The fire risk assessment must be reviewed if:

  • There is a reason to think it’s no longer valid (for example, if there has been a fire)
  • There have been significant changes since the assessment was done (for example, major building works or more people using the building)

The assessment itself may include a recommendation of how often the person responsible for it should review it.

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