All England are now accredited to carry out fire risk assessments which is a legal requirement if five or more people work in your premises.
It is your duty to identify fire risks and hazards in your premises and take any action to reduce them. In addition, you will need your fire risk assessment to be a written record.
Our Fire risk assessments (FRA) are a detailed and legally compliant report that is carried out in accordance with industry regulations, it identifies the people at risk, the potential fire hazards, the fire protection measures currently in use and the management of fire safety. Any issues identified will be included in our report along with a detailed action plan.
Our FRA consultants are trained and accredited to the highest standard in fire safety prevention and protection management, and some are registered by the Institution of Fire Engineers Approved Risk Assessors.
We send our reports by email in PDF Format* in colour with photographic evidence, and these are kept secure on our server for 7 years.
*Please note that should you need your FRA Report to be submitted in an alternative format then please let us know.
There are four different types of fire risk assessments that are recognised in the industry, these are known as Types 1-4.
Is the basic fire risk assessment required for the purpose of satisfying the Fire Safety Order. Unless there is reason to expect serious deficiencies in structural fire protection, a Type 1 inspection will normally be sufficient for most purpose-built blocks of flats. The inspection of the building is non-destructive, but even this basic fire risk assessment will include examination of at least a sample of flat entrance doors, since these are critical to protection of the common parts. Where there are demountable false ceilings in the common parts, it may be appropriate to lift a sample of readily accessible false ceiling tiles.
Is similar to a Type 1 fire risk assessment, in that it relates to the protection of the common parts, but the Type 2 inspection involves a degree of destructive exposure, usually necessitating the presence of a contractor to open up construction and make good after the inspection. The destructive inspection might include work within vacant flats to check the integrity of the separating construction that protects the common parts. This type of inspection would be carried out only if there is good reason to suspect serious structural deficiencies that could lead to spread of fire beyond the flat of fire origin.
Includes the work involved in a Type 1 fire risk assessment, and is also non-destructive, but goes beyond the scope of the Fire Safety Order by considering the fire precautions, such as means of escape and fire detection, within at least a sample of flats. This type of fire risk assessment will not be possible in the case of long-leasehold flats, as there is normally no right of access for freeholders.
Has the same scope of work as a Type 3 fire risk assessment, except that there is a degree of destructive inspection in both the common parts and the flats, carried out on a sampling basis. This is the most comprehensive fire risk assessment possible but will only be appropriate in limited circumstances - such as when a new landlord takes over a block of flats in which the history of work carried out is unknown and there is reason to suspect serious risk to residents from both a fire in their own flats and a fire in neighbours' flats.