If you're responsible for a building, it’s important to do all you can to reduce the risk of fire to keep people safe. It saves lives, it’s your legal duty, and it makes good business sense.
How to do a Fire Risk Assessment
Broadly speaking, assessments are conducted in five key steps:
Identify the fire hazards
Cigarettes, matches and lighters Candles, or gas or liquid-fuelled open-flame equipment Cooking equipment
Identify people at risk.
Identify people at risk, To identify those at risk in case of a fire, you must look at where your employees are working
Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks
After identifying the fire hazards, you must find ways to remove the risk, that's when our Fire Assesmen team will educate you on
Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.
Most frequent questions and answers
A careful look at your premises and the people who use them, from a fire prevention perspective. It’s about understanding the potential risks, then improving your fire safety precautions to keep people safe.
A Fire Risk Assessment is a legal requirement. If you are responsible for a building, for example a employer, owner or occupier of premises that aren’t a ‘single private dwelling’ (a private home), you need to make sure a suitably competent person completes a Fire Risk Assessment.
We do – inspecting premises is part of our duty to keep people safe from fire. If your premises aren’t safe, or you haven’t done an assessment, you may be fined. If we believe people are at risk, we may even have to close your business until you can make it safe for employees and members of the public.