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Fire risk assessments

If you are an owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, fire safety is your responsibility. You are known as the responsible person.

As the responsible person, you must:

  • carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
  • tell staff or their representatives about the risks that you have identified
  • put appropriate fire safety measures in place and make sure they are maintained
  • plan for an emergency
  • provide fire safety instructions, training and information for staff

What is involved in fire risk assessments

There are 3 main parts of a fire risk assessment:

  1. a physical inspection of the building
  2. a review of fire safety management in the organisation
  3. consideration of how people will respond to an emergency

Get help with your fire risk assessment

If you do not have the skills, time or resources to carry out your own fire risk assessment, we can do it for you.

We will normally carry out risk assessment that focus on the safety of the occupants of the building. If you would like us to carry out checks to help protect your building from extensive damage due to fire, we can work with you to carry out a more detailed assessment.

Contact us if you would like help to complete a fire risk assessment for your premises.