What is a Fire Risk Assessment and why is it needed?

Posted on 20 January 2022

A suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment should be the forefront of the fire safety operations within your building. Unfortunately, this crucial aspect is often overlooked and underestimated, despite it being a driver for the implementation of potentially life critical improvements and management systems.

What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

A Fire Risk Assessment is a review that will identify any fire hazards and risks within your premises. The identified risks should be rated based on their severity, which will determine the relevant course of action to either eliminate, temporarily control or manage on a longer term basis. You can read more on the 5 components of a Fire Risk Assessment [HERE – 5 Components of a fire risk assessment].

Why is a Fire Risk Assessment needed?

There are several reasons why a Fire Risk Assessment may be required, but they are also required by Law too. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 clearly defines the need for a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment to be carried out in virtually all non-domestic premises by the Responsible Person. You can find out more about who can carry out fire risk assessments in a previous write up on the subject that we did Can you do your own Fire Risk Assessment

Responsible Persons may choose to do their own Fire Risk Assessments or instruct a competent, third-party accredited consultant to carry out the Fire Risk Assessment for them. Pyro Fire Services are third party accredited under the BAFE SP205 Life Safety Risk Fire Assessment and can assist with this.

To find out more about our Fire Risk Assessments enquire online or call us on 0330 133 2150

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