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Fire Risk Assessments

The essential first step to commercial fire safety

  • All assessors fully trained to PAS79
  • Expert advice to help you meet legal obligations
  • Any business, any size
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Fire Risk Assessment

Fire risk assessments are among the most important tools in fire safety, as they have been designed to identify and minimise the specific fire risks present in commercial buildings and premises.

They cover everything from identifying hazards and individuals at particular risk to creating evacuation plans and determining the means of detecting and controlling a fire should one break out.

Scutum North is a qualified and experienced provider of fire risk assessments across all commercial sectors. We can help promote workplace fire safety through fire risk assessments for blocks of flats, HMOs, offices, health facilities, manufacturing, hospitality venues, education and much more. Our fire safety assessments are conducted by experienced industry professionals to provide a thorough and fully compliant assessment that will both meet your legal requirements and help keep you, your business and anyone within it safer.

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Legal Requirement for a Fire Risk Assessment

Fire risk assessments are a statutory requirement under the terms of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which further states that the assessment should be carried out by a ‘competent’ person with the necessary knowledge and training to do the job effectively.

The Fire Safety Order also states that businesses with five or more employees should keep a written record of any assessments. Reviews should be conducted annually, with full assessments carried out at least every five years. If the layout or purpose of the building changes, or an individual at particular risk is employed or housed between assessments or reviews, then the next assessment must be brought forward to address the new circumstances.

Book a fire risk assessment for your business in Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and beyond by getting in touch with the experts at Scutum North today.

Our Process Our five simple steps to fire safety:

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    Tell us about which of our many fire safety services you’re interested in finding out more about.

  • We get back in touch

    A member of our team will quickly get back to you to discuss your enquiry in more detail.

  • Free site visit

    If it will help decide on the best way to proceed with your enquiry, one of our team will make a free visit to your premises to assess your requirements.

  • Free quotation

    We’ll send you a free quotation for the work, and because we always aim to beat other quotes, you can be sure it will be very competitive.

  • We carry out the work

    We'll send an engineer to carry out the work as soon as we can. This will be very soon for maintenance and fire extinguishers, and a few weeks for full alarm systems

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Fire Risk Assessments

Scutum North provides professional fire risk assessments to help protect your business premises and ensure that you are in full compliance with all current fire safety regulations.

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Fire Risk Assessments FAQs

In what areas does Scutum North provide fire risk assessments?

Our trained experts can carry out professional fire risk assessments for businesses and organisations in North England. Find out more about which areas we work in by clicking here or call our friendly team who will be able to help you with further information and advice.

Can Scutum North provide free quotes for fire risk assessments?

We certainly can. We’ll need certain information about the size and nature of your business in order to make an accurate estimate of the likely cost of carrying out a risk assessment for you. Just get in touch with us for more information.

Is it a legal requirement to have a fire risk assessment?

Yes. Under the terms of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, fire risk assessments should be carried out on any premises that do not count as a ‘single private dwelling’ (i.e. a private home).

Who can carry out a fire risk assessment?

Your fire risk assessment should be carried out by a ‘competent’ person – under the terms of the Fire Safety Order, that means someone who has the ‘sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities’ to do the job properly. In a small business with minor fire risks and only a handful of employees, you could reasonably conduct your own fire risk assessment if you know what you’re doing. In most cases, however, you should get a qualified professional to do it in order to meet the requirements of the Fire Safety Order.

What is the penalty for not having a fire risk assessment?

All commercial premises can be inspected at any time by the fire and rescue service, who will want to see evidence of a recent assessment. Minor breaches of fire safety law can result in fines of up to £5,000, while more serious violations can result in unlimited fines and imprisonment.

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