A fire risk assessment helps you identify all the fire hazards and risks in your premises. You can then decide whether any risks identified are acceptable or whether you need to do something to reduce or control them.

A risk assessment should be carried out by someone who has had sufficient training, and has good experience or knowledge of fire safety.

Five steps to carrying out a risk assessment:

  1. Identify fire hazards
  2. Identify the people at risk
  3. Evaluate the risks
  4. Record your findings
  5. Review and revise

Useful documents

A Guide to Choosing a Competent Fire Risk Assessor (PDF)
Fire Safety Log Book (PDF)