Fire Risk Assessment London

Fire risk assessment London from £295+vat

Fire risk assessment London inspections for workplaces and residential buildings

A fire risk assessment London inspection and report is required in all places of work and also in the common areas of flats and converted houses. The fire risk assessment London must assess fire safety and will note any changes need to improve the safety of persons.

In addition, the Fire Safety Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person of any building (except private dwellings) to also provide a fire emergency plan.

The Responsible Person must provide a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment of the building and also review it regularly. Furthermore, the significant findings of the assessment report must be in writing if there are five or more staff.

Since managers now have fire safety duties, they may want to have fire risk assessors to ensure they meet all of their legal duties. Our team can help by providing fire risk assessments that pass fire service inspections. They can also advise on all fire safety matters including fire plans, safety checks and records.

Our team provides fire risk assessments from £295+vat for a place of work with up to 4000 square metres of floor space and also £595+vat for place of work up to 10000 square metres.

Our fire risk assessment London and fire safety services

Our team provide fire risk assessment London reports based on national standards which will pass fire service inspections. In addition, we  offer fire safety consultancy, fire strategies and carry out audits. Furthermore we can act for you to discuss any fire safety issues raised by the fire service.

As an approved fire training centre, we also offer accredited fire training courses. Staff can have their training as either an in house course or on one of open courses. Our training page details fire courses and also has links to our training websites.

Many companies appoint us to carry out both fire training and fire risk assessment London services. We use any faults or issued raised in the assessment in the training so help staff with fire safety  about their place of work.

Why appoint our assessors for your fire risk assessment London inspections?

Firstly, our  team have all worked as inspecting officers for fire services. Therefore we can help to ensure occupant’s safety, pass fire service audits and keep costs low.

Our  fire risk assessments will also pass fire safety inspectors audits. A fire risk assessment London inspection is done in two parts.  First of all, we inspect the building. We then also look at  fire safety records and fire safety plans. The assessment is carried out with a manager from your building and we will explain what is needed during the visit.

The report has the findings of the fire risk assessment London inspection and also includes an action plan. We can add a traffic light code to your report since many managers prefer  action plans that show different levels of risk.

We have carried out thousands of fire risk assessments and audits for small, medium and large places of work and therefore are able to provide references from many satisfied clients.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a fire risk assessment of my building and also how long does it take to complete?

We calculate the cost of your fire risk assessment based on the size of your building and also whether the fire service has requested improvements. Our current fees start from £295+VAT for a premises up to 4000 square metres and £595+VAT for up to 10,000 square metres. For premises over 10,000 square metres we may carry out a site visit before providing a quote.

Our quote may change if you have been visited by the fire service and they have asked for specific fire safety measures. So this means that our assessor will take a little longer to carry out the assessment and address the issues raised by the fire service.

Most fire risk assessments for medium sized building take about two hours but residential buildings usually take less time. Larger buildings will usually take a little longer and as a result report writing can also take more time to prepare.

You can either call us on 0207 419 5001 or email us for an assessment quotation.

How long before we get the report?

Most reports will be completed within ten working days of the assessment visit. The fire risk assessment reports are prepared by the visiting assessor and are then also quality assured by a senior member of staff.

Reports are sent by email but we also can provide a hard copy if you prefer.

You can either call us on 0207 419 5001 or email us for assessment dates and report delivery times.

How long does the fire risk assessment report last?

Most buildings will require a review every twelve months or also after any significant changes in the building or circumstances. Our assessor will provide a review date, therefore managers can book a revisit with us in advance.

However, if the workplace is small  you may rather decide to carry out the review yourself. So if you choose to self audit, we will offer appropriate advice on how this can be done.

For more information about how long assessment lasts either call us on 0207 419 5001 or email us for more details.

What do you need to carry out the assessment?

We need your full address, contact details and will also send a list of records that we will need to review. Since you may have an existing fire risk assessment, we will ask to see this if it is available. If you do not have any of the records, we will tell you what you will need to record in future. You will need these records because the fire service will ask to see them during an audit.

First of all, we will look at records such as fire alarm, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, electrical wiring, PAT tests, boiler maintenance records and a few others. In addition, we will look at your fire emergency plan, evacuation procedures and disabled evacuation plans. If you are in multi tenanted building we may also need to look at records kept by the managing agent of the building.

Most assessments take at least two or three hours to complete, so a manager will need to be available throughout this period.

For more details of what we will need to see you can either call us on 0207 419 5001 or email us.


Supplementary information

Fire risk assessment

This section provides supplementary information for persons requiring a fire risk assessment.

Fire risk assessments are required in all buildings except residential homes (This excludes the common areas of residential buildings and also converted houses). The workplace may be an office, factory, residential care home but also includes buildings such as community halls, pop up venues, galleries etc.

There are a number of government booklets that detail fire safety advice for different types of workplace. These are offices and shops (also includes restaurants. In addition, there are guides for factories and warehouses, transport premises and also cinemas and theatres. Other booklets are small, medium and large places of assembly, sleeping accommodation, residential care homes and also educational premises. There are guides for healthcare premises, open air events and finally, animal premises and stables. There is also advice specifically for evacuating persons with disabilities.

Managers can also obtain free advice from London Fire Brigade website and other fire service sites.

Contents of a fire emergency plan

What should a fire emergency plan have in it?


Fire emergency plan must detail the action that should be taken when a fire occurs in a building. It must also be available to all members of staff and other relevant persons.  Furthermore, the plan should be based on the significant findings of the fire risk assessment.

The information in the plan should be used as the basis of any content for staff fire safety training.

The plan will contain –

Fire Procedures

·         What to do when a fire is discovered and this can include small and also large fire information

·          Action on hearing the alarm and in addition details of the fire alarm

·          Locations of assembly points (primary and also secondary assembly points)


Fire Alarm Details

·         Type of fire alarm including detectors, alarm points and also the location of the fire panel.

·         How to raise the alarm


Means of escape routes

·         A floor plan detailing the fire escape routes and also fire exits

Fire fighting equipment (including fixed fire systems)

·         Types of extinguisher (including location) and also fire blankets

·         Details of other fire fighting equipment such as sprinklers, suppression systems etc


Specific responsibilities in the event of a fire

·         Responsible person

·         Incident controller and also their deputy

·         Fire marshals and also deputy fire marshals

·         Person calling the fire service during normal work hours and in addition arrangements for out of normal hours.

·         Person who meets the fire service.

·         Buddies responsible for evacuating disabled persons and also their deputies

Arrangements for calling the fire service

·         Who calls the fire service and also arrangements if that person(s) is / are absent?

·         Also who calls the fire service out of normal working hours?

·         In addition, what information to give.

Procedures for those at additional risk

·         Evacuation of disabled persons and also those at additional risk.

·         Contractors, Visitors, Lone workers, High risk process workers and also other persons at risk as identified in the fire risk assessment.


 Process isolation

·         Arrangements to shut down high risk processes such as kitchen appliances, machines etc.

·         Information to be provided to fire service such as risks in premises, storage of chemicals etc.

·         Location of gas isolation and also electrical switch rooms etc.


 Staff fire training

·         New employees induction training.

·         Regular staff fire training, its content and also the frequency of training.

·         Fire marshals and also the frequency of refresher training.

·         Buddies training and also frequency of refresher training.

  • Persons with responsibilities within the fire evacuation plan such as first aiders, persons who provide access to fire service and maintenance staff.


 Provision of information to relevant persons

This will include representatives of unions, other tenants in the building and  also any neighbouring premises.

A fire emergency plan should be contained in a single document and the basis of the plan should be based on the findings of the fire risk assessment.

London Fire Brigade guidance

LFB guidance for reviewing fire risk assessments

Reviewing and revising your fire risk assessment. We take a look at LFB guidance note 66.

Most managers and responsible persons of buildings know they need to carry out a fire risk assessment and also that it will need to be reviewed. But how often should it be done? We take a quick look at LFBs guidance note on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – GN 66.

The note details the importance of remembering that fire risk assessment is a continuous and on-going process and must therefore be continually monitored, reviewed and also audited. Fire risk analysis is a dynamic and fluid process – it must be constantly checked and changed if necessary when the circumstances of a premises alter.

This constant review and revision does not mean a responsible person must adapt to every tiny and trivial change but must take action if the changes that occur may make any significant impact. Therefore for example a review of the workplace fire risk assessment may take place when:


*   A new work process introduces new or additional fuel sources or also ignition sources

*   Changes in the layout to furniture or new internal partitions obscure an employees ability to see a fire, fire exits and / or effect their chances of escaping in time

*   An increase in the number of staff may mean that a fire exit is now too small for the number of persons using it to escape

*   The occupation of another floor in  building may mean that that a fire alarm needs to be upgraded or even installed

Other fire risk assessment review examples

These four examples are given in LFB GN 66 guidance note, but other examples include fewer staff (is there enough marshals to carry out an effective fire evacuation), temporary heating introduced to a building because of a faulty heating system or boiler, a change round of the building (ie an old office is now an IT suite with increased electrical risk.

Although constant review and monitoring of fire safety is required, responsible persons and managers should also carry out an annual fire safety audit, in case a number of smaller issues adds up to increase risk and danger.

For details of our fire risk assessment London services, either us call or email us with your query.

Traffic light risk ratings - Are they for you?

If you are new to fire safety and are responsible for the fire risk assessment you may prefer a simple fire safety report.

Our team provides national standard fire risk assessments, but also produce a style report that includes a colour coded risk rating. This means that urgent works will be marked red, important but less urgent are marked amber and points that are OK are marked green.

This will allow managers to work what is really important in just a glance. Don’t worry if you still need help though. Our assessors will talk you through the report and also give further advice if you need it.

Fire risk assessment in flats

We provide fire risk assessment in flats services. All buildings with purpose built flats and converted houses with common areas require a fire risk assessment. Our team will inspect and provide a PAS 79 fire risk assessment report. We can deliver with 7 days subject to our payment terms.

For more details click our fire risk assessment in flats page.


Picking a fire risk assessor

London Fire Brigade offer guidance on how to pick a competent fire risk assessor.

Please read for their advice.

We are an approved centre of the IFSM and send our membership details on request. The Institute of Fire Safety Managers is an accrediting body consisting of fire industry and ex fire service personnel. In addition to our IFSM approval, our assessors are also all IFE registered fire risk assessors.

We will provide fire risk assessments that are easy to understand and will also pass LFB audit inspections.




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