Fire Risk Assessment

Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement and ensure that your building or workplace is examined systematically to reduce the risk of fire.

We work throughout the UK helping companies meet fire safety compliance while keeping cost to a minimum. We work with you to ensure your building has a comprehensive report in place that will satisfy the requirements under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Our reports include a prioritised, easy-to-understand action plan that eliminates jargon and unnecessary recommendations by introducing a pragmatic and relevant approach to the fire safety of your premises.

Fire risk assessments identify potential emergency situations for which plans, procedures and systems will need to be designed and implemented to reduce the risk. Unlike other assessors, we do not just undertake fire risk assessments and leave you to deal with any problems. We work with you to ensure that pragmatic solutions are created, using our wealth of expertise and knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've answered the common questions we get asked about this service

Do I need a fire risk assessment?

If you own, manage or operate a building or business, you will need to comply with fire safety law. The main law is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, more commonly known as the RRO.

The RRO applies to virtually all non-domestic buildings and it is your responsibility to make sure the workplace meets the required standards. Article 9 of the Order states that suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments must be carried out by a competent person.

Can I do it myself?

Yes – you can perform your own fire risk assessment, however the law states the assessment must be ‘suitable and sufficient’. This means it must be carried out by a competent person – somebody with sufficient training, qualifications and experience. The advantages of using external fire safety consultants are numerous:

  • Knowledge of the latest fire regulations and legislation
  • Competent person
  • Saving time and money
  • Reduce risk of prosecution if something is missed by doing it yourself
  • Guaranteed provision of a suitable and sufficient assessment
  • Responsibility for the provision of a compliant assessment lies with the external consultancy

What areas do you cover?

We are based in the West Midlands, but our assessors work nationwide. The majority of our work is in London, Birmingham and Manchester however we look after our clients’ properties all over the UK, including the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland.

How much does it cost?

Dependent on the size and location of the building, our fire risk assessments can start from just £200, and there are no hidden costs. We provide an after-care service to all of our clients offering ongoing advice and meetings where necessary.

How often should I review my fire risk assessment?

Once completed, fire risk assessments should become subject to regular review. It is recommended all fire risk assessments are reviewed annually, and this has now become best practice within the industry. Although the legislation states ‘regularly’, you should also review the assessment following any significant change – this includes changes to the building layout, staff, occupancy, activities and legislation etc.

The majority of our clients’ properties are assessed once a year.

If you have any further questions then please contact us.

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We will provide

A BAFE Certificated Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment

A PDF and Web report with recommendations

Free access to HASAD - the Health and Safety Advisory Database

COVID-19 Web Application

Fire Safety Management Software to assist in ongoing risk management

One Hour’s Free Consultancy

Support for each and every risk assessment

Our Process

Assess

To assist in your understanding of health and safety requirements, we will identify hazards on site and, for each one, we will determine how well we believe you are currently complying with health and safety standards through observation, evaluation of documentation and discussion.

Validate

For quality assurance, RM has a two stage validation process for each and every audit that is published. First the report is verified by the assessor that carried out the assessment, and secondly the respective Department Head reviews and validates the report before publishing to the client.

Report

To help you to actively manage your risks, RM publishes all of its assessment reports to the Health And Safety Advisory Database (HASAD) where, amongst other things, you will be able to view and download static and dynamic PDF reports. In addition, you can view and search risks according to the categorisation of Intolerable, Substantial and Moderate, or Monitor & Review with Traffic Light methodology.