8 things you should know about fire risk assessments

1.   The law governing fire risk assessment is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

2.   It places duties upon a building’s ‘responsible person’ who may be the owner, landlord, employer, property/facilities manager

3.   It applies to non-domestic premises i.e. workplaces, offices, public spaces and communal areas of residential premises

4. The responsible person must carry out a fire risk assessment (FRA) of the premises, inform occupants about any risks identified and implement appropriate fire safety measures including an emergency plan

5. The FRA should be carried out by a ‘competent person’, which in practice means someone who holds membership of an recognised fire safety organisation and/or a certificate of accreditation for fire risk assessment competency

6. The FRA must be documented if the building is occupied by 5 or more persons

7. The FRA should be reviewed regularly (typically every 12 months)

8. A new FRA should be carried out every 5 years and/or if the building’s layout or usage significantly changes

Global Environmental provides fire risk assessments to help landlords, property managers and developers to comply with their legal duties.  Our team of fire risk assessors all hold the necessary accreditations and have considerable experience of evaluating fire risk in all property types including:

      • Commercial premises
      • Municipal buildings
      • Housing
      • Education
      • Healthcare
      • Industrial

Detailed reports can be provided within 48 hours of the site visit.

Click here to download a sample fire risk assessment or for more information or for a fee quotation please call us on 020 7300 7288 or email [email protected].