Fire Risk Assessments

You must ensure the Fire Risk Assessment is undertaken by a suitably trained professional. This must be reviewed on an ongoing basis and all findings and resulting measures must be communicated to staff and other occupants of the building.

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What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

A Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) is a thorough inspection of a building in order to identify potential sources of fire. They are an extremely effective form of fire prevention which allows us to understand the risks and take appropriate action in order to prevent an incident and keep people safe. An extensive Fire Risk Assessment from Green Zone Surveys will help to reduce the risk of a fire by analysing:

  • Potential sources of fire
  • Building layout and design
  • Staff training and education
  • On site fire detection and fighting equipment
  • Emergency plans and procedures

Who is responsible?

According to the UK Government Fire Safety Order, the person who owns or has a degree of control over a premises assumes responsibility. In most cases this will be the business owner, landlord or a dedicated health and safety manager.

As the responsible person you must ensure the Fire Risk Assessment is undertaken by a suitably trained professional. This must be reviewed on an ongoing basis and all findings and resulting measures must be communicated to staff and other occupants of the building.

Additional responsibilities of the nominated person include:

  • Fire safety training for all staff and other occupants
  • Emergency situation planning
  • Implementation and maintenance of fire safety measures

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It is a legal requirement that a Fire Risk Assessment is carried out for all Businesses in the U.K, Buildings of Multiple Occupancy, and communal/common areas of flats.

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Fire Risk Assessment Frequently Asked Questions

Are Fire Risk Assessments a legal requirement?

Yes. Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement for any property that is not a single private dwelling. Therefore, any building you own or control that is not a private house requires one. This includes commercial premises, public buildings and even communal areas of multi-tenant properties.

Failure to undertake a sufficient assessment is a serious offence and can lead to unlimited fines and even prison time.

How long do they last?

Though there is no set time frame, common practice is to undertake an initial assessment and then review annually. However, we would recommend completing a review more frequently to minimize fire risk as much as possible.

Best practice is to complete a new assessment whenever there is reason to suspect the existing one is no longer valid. These reasons can include changes to the building, operating procedures, occupancy and even legislative changes.

How much does a Fire Risk Assessment cost?

As no two buildings are ever the same, there is no standard cost for a Fire Risk Assessment. However, as long as you have the address of your property one of our expert commercial compliance team will be able to provide you with a free, highly competitive quotation. Contact us directly on 0800 499 7574 or email info@greenzonesurveys.com and one of our team will be happy to help.

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