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Fire Risk Assessments 

What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005(Sometimes referred to as the FSO or RRO) you must produce a fire risk assessment on your premise.  It must include a comprehensive review of:

  • How a fire could start.
  • Who would be in danger.
  • The fire precautions in your premises to minimise the effects of fire.
  • A plan to deal with a fire should one start.


The fire risk assessment must also be communicated to everyone it affects and reviewed at regular intervals.

A fire risk assessment must also be produced for all non-domestic premises in England and Wales are applicable if you are:

  • Responsible for business premises.
  • An employer or self-employed with business premises.
  • A charity or voluntary organisation.
  • A contractor with a degree of control over any premises.


This assessment will:

  • Emphasise preventing fires and reducing risk.
  • Make it your responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone who uses your premises and in the immediate vicinity.
  • Remove the need for fire certificates.


A set of fire safety law guidelines can be downloaded free here


Why do I need one? 

  • Because it is the law.  You must have a “suitable and sufficient” risk assessment and have it available on the site for inspection by the fire authority.
  • Your insurance company may refuse to pay on a claim for a fire, if you have not met your legal obligations under the Fire Safety Order 2005.
  • It is a fact that over 80% of businesses that have a serious fire do not recover.
  • It makes good business sense to prevent fire happening and to mitigate the effects should one start.
  • It helps prevent disruption to your business and minimise financial loses.


Why chose Newman Safety Services?

  • We believe that a risk assessment should allow you to do something safely - not stop you from doing it at all.
  • Our assessments are site specific – we do not use generic tick box forms or software solutions.
  • We will only make recommendations if we find your current precautions to be insufficient.
  • We will always provide you with the most cost effective and practical solution. 
  • We avoid complicated terminology and jargon.  Our assessments are however supported with detailed technical specifications or appropriate British Standards were required.
  • Examples of our work are available for you to review on request.

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