Fire Risk Assessments

Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement for all non-domestic premises in the UK. They are designed to identify and assess the fire risks in your workplace or building, and to put in place measures to reduce or eliminate those risks.

What is a fire risk assessment?

A fire risk assessment is a systematic process of identifying and evaluating the fire risks in your premises, and taking steps to reduce or eliminate those risks. It is a legal requirement for all non-domestic premises in the UK, and should be carried out by a competent person.

Who needs a fire risk assessment?

If you are the responsible person for a non-domestic premises in the UK, you need to have a fire risk assessment carried out. This includes:

  • Employers
  • Owners and occupiers of premises
  • Landlords
  • Managing agents
  • Residents’ management companies

What are the benefits of having a fire risk assessment?

A fire risk assessment can help you to:

  • Reduce the risk of fire in your premises
  • Protect the safety of your employees, customers, and visitors
  • Comply with the law
  • Avoid fines and other penalties
  • Reduce your insurance premiums

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What does the assessment include?

Prior to our visit, we will send out information sheet regarding what we will be looking for during the visit.

Our fire risk assessments included a visit to your site by our fully qualified fire risk assessor(s) who will conduct a full non-destructive site survey of the building that is under your responsibility.

Following the visit, the Assessor will collate all of the information gained and write a detailed Fire Risk Assessment document for you to use as ‘Plan of Action’ going forward.

We will then be on hand to help with anything that you may be unsure of or need help with, within the document. We aim to support you with your document and it’s findings.

We look to identify:

  • Who is at risk
  • Process and/or building hazards
  • Potential ignition sources
  • Any deficiencies in existing fire precautions/procedures,
  • Correct type(s) / quantities and suitably maintained fire safety equipment
  • Appropriate fire training and drills
  • Appropriate signs/notices
  • Suitable means for detecting fire and raising the alarm if a fire were to occur, and
  • Adequate means of escape in the event of a fire

Following the site survey (fire risk assessment) of the Building(s) or area of responsibility, a fire safety management plan would be produced and issued to the responsible person(s) (emailed PDF)

Our fire safety management document includes:

  • Documented fire risk assessment (Format British Standard – PAS 79:2012 Fire Risk Assessment),
  • List of significant findings,
  • Recommendations on all remedial action(s), where required,
  • Identification of potential ignition sources,
  • Fire risk assessment performance indicator,
  • Fire action plan for corrective action (Risk reduction / Legislative compliance).


Our documented fire risk assessment would not only reduce the risk of fire occurring and ensure compliance with current fire legislation but will also ensure that you have appropriate precautions and safeguards in place to protect staff and visitors to the premises.

Why choose us?

At 1st Choice, all our assessors are fully qualified and technically competent to conduct fire risk assessments in any type of premises. They are trained to carry out fire risk assessments and provide guidance in accordance with either British Standards or Building Regulations.

All our assessors will have fire service experience backed up with industry qualifications and skills.

For more information, follow this link to the Governments website for more information regarding Fire Risk Assessments and supporting documents for different types of buildings.

Ensure all types of fire hazards are controlled in your business

Our fire risk assessments focus on those preventive and protective fire safety measures that will help to effectively reduce the level of fire risks in the company.

We make sure your business is compliant with the fire safety regulations and up to date with the required tests.