A Fire Risk Assessment is an evaluation conducted to identify potential fire hazards and assess the level of fire safety in a specific location, such as residential or business premises.
Broadly speaking, assessments are conducted in five key steps:
- Identify fire hazards.
- Identify people at risk.
- Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.
- Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
- Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly
Following which, a report is produced which provides a detailed and comprehensive listing of fire risks which are easy to understand. An Action Plan should be included to assist you with the creation and implementation of a safety plan. The report will satisfy all regulatory requirements and will be accepted for any insurance purposes.
You need to have a Fire Risk Assessment as it is a legal requirement for all buildings. It is crucial as it helps identify potential fire hazards, implement preventive measures, and ensure the safety of occupants and property. It also ensures compliance with fire safety regulations.
Fire Risk Assessments should be carried out by competent individuals or fire safety professionals with relevant knowledge, experience, and understanding of fire safety regulations and best practices. They must be competent enough to complete a ‘suitable and sufficient’ assessment of that particular building. For large or complex buildings, it is almost certain that professional Fire Safety expertise will be required.
To arrange a Fire Risk Assessment for your property, simply contact our experienced team of fire safety consultants. We will be happy to discuss your requirements, provide further information, and schedule an assessment at your convenience.