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What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

The main reason for carrying out a fire risk assessment is to identify the risk to life if a premises catches fire. The risk assessment will identify the risks which may be present, the controls already in place and make recommendations on ways to reduce the risks further (if required) to a tolerable level. A typical fire risk assessment will include an inspection of the premises and audit of fire safety precautions already in place. Normally this will include:

  • Ignition sources present
  • Flammable or hazardous materials
  • Sources of oxygen
  • Building compartmentation
  • Fire doors & means of escape
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • Fire safety training
  • Security & arson risks
  • Persons especially at risk

Why do I need a Fire Risk Assessment?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 replaced and simplified various pieces of legislation. Prior to the Fire Safety Order premises were inspected and issued with fire safety certificates by the local fire authority. The Fire Safety Order removed this requirement and transferred the duty and responsibility for ensuring that premises are safe to the owners and occupiers.  The Fire Safety Order states that the responsible person must make a suitable and sufficient risk assessment in regards to the risk of fire and that it should be recorded in writing if five or more people are employed. Apart from a few exceptions virtually all types of work premises are required to have a fire risk assessment.

How much does it cost to get a fire risk assessment?

Our prices for fire risk assessments in Hampshire vary depending on the size and type of premises.

Our prices start at £227 plus VAT for very small simple premises. An example may be a barbers shop with one main room, a small kitchen and a toilet.

Prices for more complex premises such as a small industrial unit or office start from £427 plus VAT. Larger premises would be priced depending on the size and complexity.

When we are carrying out your fire risk assessment we can provide other services at a discount, if carried out on the same visit. Many of our customers like this because it creates additional value for them and reduces the hassle of arranging for the other services to be carried out. Examples of some of the common related services that we often carry out at the same time as a fire risk assessment are fire extinguisher servicing and PAT Testing.

Can I do my own fire risk assessment?

A fire risk assessment has to be “suitable and sufficient”. Normally this would be demonstrated by the person carrying out the fire risk assessment having suitable qualifications, knowledge and also experience of undertaking fire risk assessments.

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Do you have 5 or more employees?

If the answer is YES you need to have carried out a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment and have it recorded in writing.

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