Landlord Fire Risk Assessments for Residential

Fire risk assessments for blocks of residential flats and HMO properties are a legal requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. We help landlords to comply with fire regulations for all residential buildings.

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Helping you protect people and property

Blocks of flats must become subject to a suitable and sufficient fire safety risk assessment as specified under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and the more recent Fire Safety Act 2021. The Fire Risk Assessment for flats will encompass the common areas of the property, and ensure residents are protected from the risk and effects of fire.

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Also referred to as an ‘FRA’, the fire risk assessment should be carried out by a competent person for your HMO, 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 is here to give you peace of mind by providing reassuring advice and a helpful service, with industry leading turnaround times. For all your Fire Risk assessments, Fire Door, and Fire Stopping surveys.


All your digital Fire Log books managed in one place

Our Market-leading risk management software enables you to access and action all of your building’s compliance information instantly. All at no extra cost.

Meaning all of your HMO fire risk reports will then be sent to you via our risk management system. On here you can view and download the reports, view high resolution images. add comments and mark risks as actioned, upload documentation, assign tasks to team members, create progress reports, view KPIs and search across your portfolios of properties.

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.


We’re BAFE SP205 Certificated

Pyro Fire Services are third-party accredited to provide fire risk assessments, as a BAFE SP205 Certificated Organisation for the common areas within blocks of flats.

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.

Enhanced indemnity cover

In light of the challenges faced by most fire safety companies since the tragic Grenfell Tower disaster. We have secured enhanced indemnity cover, meaning Pyro Fire is now better equipped than ever to deliver exceptional fire risk assessments, fire door surveys, fire stopping inspections, and compartmentation plans for all buildings, including high-rise structures exceeding 18 metres in height.

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  • 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.

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Our process


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.


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.


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.