Fire Risk Assessment: What are your Responsibilities?

What are the risks to your business?

You, as the responsible party, are required by existing fire safety legislation to conduct and periodically review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will show you what steps to take to put out a fire, protect your workers, and ensure the safety of anyone else who might be impacted by your operation or business.


Carrying out the Assessment


A fire risk assessment is a structured and rigorous examination of your property, the operations conducted there, and the chance that a fire could start and endanger persons on the property and those around.


This is split into five steps:


Identifying fire risks

Find those who are at risk

Assess, eliminate, lessen, and safeguard against danger

Plan, note, share, educate, and trainĀ 



Do I need a written fire risk assessment?


According to current fire safety regulations, you are required to maintain a written record of your fire risk assessment if you employ more than five people, are a licensed establishment, and/or have an active modifications notice at your premises.


Competent Person

If you feel, having read the guidance, that you:


  • Lack the necessary knowledge or comprehension of fire safety and the risk that fire poses to people to properly comply with statutory requirements
  • Are unable to devote the necessary time and money to this crucial duty.


You will need to hire a specialised business to conduct the risk assessment on your behalf. A specialist in this field would have to determine the necessary fire safety precautions. You ought to continue to be actively involved in the procedure.


Contact Us

If you are interested in, or require, fire risk assessment in Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Northampton, or any of the surrounding areas please do not hesitate to get in touch. Call us today on 01733 602 955 or fill out our simple online contact form.