Fire Risk Assessments

Required under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – we deliver thorough, lawful and reassuring fire risk assessments by combining our extensive experience in fire expertise with real-world understanding.

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

A fire risk assessment (FRA) 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.

This means our clients have peace of mind knowing we have been independently verified to meet the requirements of the BAFE SP205 competency scheme. We’re audited on a regular basis.

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.

Our team is carefully selected and up-skilled from ex-fire service and safety backgrounds. Pyro Fire is here to give you peace of mind by providing reassuring advice and a helpful service, with industry leading turnaround times.

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

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

Think of a fire risk assessment like an MOT for your building. But, there is no pass or fail, instead it is an overall risk rating based on the likelihood of fire, and the potential consequence, with a list of actions for you to improve upon.

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

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Fire Risk Assessment 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 £275.

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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.

    Once you’ve got your report our team is on hand to help with your building compliance, and we’ll remind you when your next assessment is due.

    Remember, there’s no such thing as a stupid question at Pyro Fire. If there’s anything you’re unsure about our head office team are always on hand to help.

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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. 

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Key accreditations

We’re on a mission to mitigate risk by pioneering new standards in competence and technology to protect more buildings and people. Maintaining our key accreditations are just one of the ways we do this.