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Fire Risk Assessments

You are responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you are:


an employer

the owner

the landlord

an occupier

anyone else with control of the premises, for example, a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent.

You are known as the ‘responsible person’.  If there is more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.

The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, for example, if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.

As the responsible person, you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises.  This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe.

You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more people.

When carrying out an assessment you must:

  1. Identify fire hazards.

  2. Identify people at risk.

  3. Evaluate, remove, or reduce the risks.

  4. Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.

  5. Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.


You will need to consider:

  • emergency routes and exits

  • fire detection and warning systems

  • fire fighting equipment

  • the removal or safe storage of dangerous substances

  • an emergency fire evacuation plan

  • the needs of vulnerable people, for example, the elderly, young children or those with disabilities

  • providing information to employees and other people on the premises

  • staff fire safety training



How we can help:

Most businesses rarely have the necessary expertise in house and are unable to commit the time and effort required to complete a fire risk assessment properly especially in complex buildings.

We offer professional fire risk assessments at affordable prices throughout the UK.  Our purpose is to ensure your building, and people are safe, and you comply with the legal obligations of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order).

What we do: (but not limited to)

  • Initially meet with the responsible person of the premises


  • Complete a survey of your premises including risk classification, identifying hazards, escape routes


  • Alarm/Detection/Lighting inspections, fire fighting equipment, evacuation procedures, past records analysis


  • Provide you with a fully comprehensive written report that clearly identifies immediate concerns and an action plan to remedy any shortcomings etc.


  • Help and advice with any areas of specific concern


  •  Ensure systems are in place for the safety of your staff, clients, contractors, and visitors


  • Provide ongoing support should you alter your premises or working systems


  • Liaise with the enforcing authority to quickly resolve all areas of concern should you be issued with an enforcement notice


If you would like to arrange for a free initial visit to discuss your specific requirements, you can either call us on 0114 4381707 or if out of hours you can simply make an enquiry by clicking below. 

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