Fire Risk Assessments

Fire Risk Assessments

The Fire & Rescue Services (NI) Order 2006 and the Fire Safety (NI) Regulations 2010 require any person with control to any extent of a premise to complete / commission a Fire Risk Assessment. This means that it is a legal requirement for an ‘Appropriate Person’ (i.e. suitability qualified) to complete the assessment, evaluate the premises in terms of fire safety and to identify measures to remove / reduce possible fire risks

As an ‘Appropriate Person’ with control over the premises, the legislation requires that you take responsibility for ensuring your establishment reaches the required fire safety standard. Unless you are already an expert in fire safety you will probably want to appoint a ‘competent person’ to undertake the Fire Risk Assessment for you. Therefore, in most circumstances, ensuring you use a ‘competent person’ is both a legal requirement and a practical necessity

Why Choose Us?

  • Assessments are carried out by Fully Qualified and Approved Assessors, including former Inspection & Enforcement Fire Safety Officers from the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS).
  • Third Party BAFE Approved: SP205 Life Safety Fire Risk Assessments. This is your assurance that our team are competent and that our procedures have been rigorously examined by a third party certification body

What Does The Fire Risk Assessment Entail?

  • A fully qualified assessor non-invasively, physically inspecting your premises and work processes
  • An easy to understand, fully detailed written assessment based upon the physical inspection of your premises
  • A prioritised action plan on how to remove or reduce the risk of fire to your premises and risk to your employees

How Often Do I Have to Review My Fire Risk Assessment?

There is no fixed period for reviewing your Fire Risk Assessment. If you have any reason to suspect that your fire risk assessment is no longer valid or there has been a significant change in your premises that has affected your fire precautions, you will need to review your assessment and if necessary revise it. Some examples of significant change could be structural changes to the premises, changes in work processes, staff occupancy, legislation etc. However, as the ‘Appropriate Person’ with control over the premises you should consider it prudent and good practice to review your Fire Risk Assessment annually.
The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) are the enforcing authority for the above mentioned fire safety legislation.

Follow our guideline below to see if you require a competent person to carry out your Fire Risk Assessment?