Businesses are required to conduct fire risk assessments by law. This is an annual obligation that provides validation that a property is fire safe and compliant. Here at Twenty4 Fire and Security, we are busy helping businesses in need of fire risk assessments.

With a team of esteemed and qualified assessors, we can conduct all types of fire risk assessments. This is because we possess the know-how and accreditations to do so at a standard recognised by the UK’s governing bodies. 

What happens if I do not conduct my fire risk assessments?

There are many repercussions and risks involved in not conducting your fire risk assessment on time. These risks are only intensified if you do not conduct your assessments at all. As well as increasing the risk of fire and fire-related damages, your business could well be fined for failure to conduct regular business fire risk assessments. In extreme cases where fire safety obligations are ignored, business owners can be imprisoned.

Who conducts my fire risk assessments?

Fire risk assessments can be carried out by the ‘responsible person’ within your business or a professional risk assessor. Whichever route you decide to go down, making sure all steps of the assessment are conducted and recorded is paramount. 

What does a fire risk assessment entail?

A fire risk assessment is a process whereby all the fire safety infrastructure of a business building is surveyed. These are the 5 necessary steps the assessor must take in order for the assessment to be fully-fledged:

  1. Identify the fire hazards.
  2. Identify people at risk.
  3. Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.
  4. Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
  5. Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.

Different types of fire risk assessments 

There are numerous fire risk assessment variations. The type you will require will be dependent on the type of business and building you operate. To compare and research the different types, read our guide to the different types of fire risk assessments

Book your fire risk assessment

If you wish to look into using Twenty 4 Fire and Security for your fire risk assessment in 2022, contact a member of our team today!