Fire Risk Assessment Overview
Are Fire Risk Assessments required by law in the UK?
Other than domestic dwellings, most other premises in the UK need a fire risk assessment by law. In England & Wales the relevant legislation is The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Similar legislation applies to Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Our Fire Risk Assessors
Blackwood Fire engage the services of independent fire risk assessors who we consider to be some of the most experienced in the UK.
They have acquired vast experience during their long careers and senior roles within the Fire Service, and over many years of hands-on, high level, practical experience in fire risk assessing, including recently carrying out urgent fire risk assessment reviews on tower block buildings and similar properties for local authorities in London and other areas.
UK Fire Legislation
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 replaces previous fire safety legislation.
Any fire certificate issued under the Fire Precautions Act 1971 is now withdrawn. If a fire certificate has been issued in respect of your premises or the premises were built to recent building regulations, as long as you have made no material alterations and all the physical fire precautions have been properly maintained, then it is unlikely you will need to make any significant improvements to your existing physical fire protection arrangements to comply with the Order.