Fire Risk Assessments

Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and ensure that your building or workplace is assessed to reduce the risk and effects of fire.

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Also referred to as an ‘FRA’, a fire risk assessment should be carried out by a competent person in order to ensure the responsible person for a building is taking the necessary steps to provide a safe building in terms of fire safety.

Pyro Fire Services are third-party accredited to provide fire risk assessments, as a BAFE SP205 Certificated Organisation.

Our third-party accreditation for fire risk assessments means our clients can have further peace of mind knowing we have been independently verified to meet the requirements of the BAFE SP205 scheme. We’re audited for competency on a regular basis by BAFE, which means you don’t need to undergo due diligence checks yourself.

Fire safety doesn’t have to be complicated – we make it easy, and that’s how we’ve built a loyal client base over the years.

With a head office in South Yorkshire, Pyro’s consultants operate throughout the UK helping companies meet fire safety compliance while keeping cost to a minimum.

Our FRAs include a prioritised, easy-to-understand action plan that eliminates jargon and unnecessary recommendations by applying a pragmatic approach to your premises.

Read our FAQs below to learn more about our fire risk assessments.

FAQ's

  • Who needs a fire risk assessment?

    If you own, manage or operate a building or business, you will need to comply with fire safety law. The main law is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, more commonly known as the RRO.

    The RRO applies to virtually all non-domestic buildings and it is your responsibility to make sure the workplace meets the required standards. Article 9 of the Order states that suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments must be carried out by a competent person.

  • Can I do it myself?

    Yes – you can perform your own fire risk assessment, however, the law states the assessment must be ‘suitable and sufficient’. This means it must be carried out by a competent person – somebody with sufficient training, qualifications and experience. The advantages to using external fire safety consultants are numerous:

    • Knowledge of the latest fire regulations and legislation
    • Competent person
      Saving time and money
    • Reduce risk of prosecution if something is missed by doing it yourself
    • Guaranteed provision of a suitable and sufficient assessment
    • Responsibility for the provision of a compliant assessment lies with the external consultancy
  • How can I know you're competent?

    Pyro Fire Services are third-party accredited to provide fire risk assessments, as a BAFE SP205 Certificated Organisation

    We undergo an annual audit with BAFE, this means our systems, reports, company and assessors are independently assessed and audited to ensure we meet the requirements of the BAFE life safety fire risk assessment competency scheme.

    Third-party accreditation is a fantastic way to ensure you’re using a competent person, without having to undergo the due-diligence checks yourself.

    Every fire risk assessment is provided with a property-specific certificate of conformity to demonstrate the appropriate steps have been taken to provide a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment as required under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

    Other accreditations and memberships:

    • Nationally Accredited Fire Risk Assessors Register – NAFRAR
    • The Fire Protection Association – 2020 Membership
    • The Fire Industry Association – Full Membership
    • The Institute of Fire Safety Managers – Consultant Membership and Company Affiliation
    • BAFE SP205-1 Certification awarded by SSAIB

    Our assessors hold other relevant memberships and accreditations available upon request

  • What areas do you cover?

    We are based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, but our assessors work nationwide. The majority of our work is in the Yorkshire region, the Midlands, and London, however we look after our clients’ properties all over the UK.

    We may charge a nominal fee for travel accommodation where required.

  • How much does it cost?

    Dependant on the size and location of the building, our fire risk assessments can start from just £200.

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    Our prices are competitive and there are no hidden costs. We offer an after-care service to all of our clients offering ongoing advice and meetings where necessary.  All fire risk assessment reviews are carried out at a discounted rate due to our familiarity with your building.

    We are VAT registered and charge VAT on all services.

  • How often should I review my fire risk assessment?

    Once completed, fire risk assessments should become subject to regular review. It is recommended all fire risk assessments are reviewed annually, this has now become best practice within the industry. Although the legislation states ‘regularly’, you should also review the assessment following any significant change – this includes changes to the building layout, staff, occupancy, activities, legislation etc.

    The majority of our clients’ properties are assessed once a year.

Our Process

Assess

Our assessors and surveyors will inspect your building and gather the data for the report. We will consult with you on the risks, and assist you with understanding your fire safety responsibilities.

Record

We compile a prioritised action plan with recommendations and photographs. The data will be recorded in a way that is easy to understand, before being submitted for quality assurance. This will then be validated and published on the portal.

Manage

Once published, you can actively manage reports and action risks for your properties. You will be able to download and create PDF reports, search and export risks, and view photographs. 

Our Accreditations

Rated 'Excellent' on Trustpilot

I used Pyro Fire Services to carry out the annual fire risk assessment at 10 of our schools. The service we received was spot on and the advice we received was great. The reports came through the very next day where as with other companies it's taken a few weeks to receive them. We'll definitely be using Pyro again moving forward.

Lee R - Multi-Academy Trust

Pyro Fire provide all of our buildings within the central region with annual fire risk assessments as well as advice via the telephone when required. This helps us meet our obligations legally, and assists us with specific knowledge in a subject we are not fully familiar with. We have used Pyro Fire for many years and are extremely happy with the service they provide and would not hesitate to recommend them to.

Simon - SMS Plc

Pyro Fire are a thoroughly professional company and I would highly recommend them. I needed a Fire Risk Assessment for my company where we have 4 very large engineering fabrication workshops and adjacent office buildings. Their service was first class and also provided an online portal to edit and track remedial works. I would not hesitate to use them again.

Phil K - Industrial

Pyro have been looking after our property portfolio for over 2+ years. The level of detail & professionalism is outstanding. From start to finish, from design to completion, the risk assessor has been so honest & detailed in his risk assessments. I have no hesitation in recommending The Pyro team for fire risk assessments.

Ryan M - Property Developer

Pyro Fire delivered a quality fire risk assessment on our new premises and helped identify areas to improve and regularly review, it makes life so much easier. The speed and efficiency was incredible, thank you!

Liam S - Co-working Space

The Pyro Fire risk assessor was informative and thorough. I would definitely recommend Pyro Fire to clients and I have forwarded details to head office for future work. Very professional service.

Sue W - Multi-Tenanted Offices

We recommend all our clients and developers to Pyro Fire, their service tops all competitors in the area. If you need a fire risk assessment or any advice their team will be happy to assist. I cannot recommend highly enough!

Stephen A - Property Management

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