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Fire Risk Assessment and Audits

From 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person (RP) of any non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment, including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire, and identify persons at risk. Where there are 5 or more employees, a record must be kept of significant findings and a definition of a Responsible Person is contained in the above Order.

When considering fire risk assessment, it is useful to understand the definition of fire hazard. A fire hazard has two components balanced against each other, one is the possibility of a fire occurring and the other the magnitude of consequences of that fire.

A fire risk assessment is probably the most important assessment you will carry out ensuring the safety of the people using your building and is mandatory in fire safety legislation. Unfortunately, it a lot of people assert to know what they are doing, but often don’t have the right qualifications to complete it correctly. In order to make sure you know that your fire risk assessment is robust, it’s best to call in the experts.

Photuris’ team is multidisciplinary in nature and we have expertise in key fire safety disciplines to be able to provide the most comprehensive and insightful fire risk assessments; meeting legislative requirements but also tailored to client requirements for managing risk effectively within their organisation.

A fire risk assessment combines a survey, that helps identify the good and bad elements to your building, and a review of fire safety management, which together allows areas for improvement to be identified.

Additional services we can offer

Our expert teams can create a bespoke fire risk assessment for your building and then offer practical advice to help you implement the findings of the assessment to always deliver more than just a tick box exercise.

Photuris Fire provides a comprehensive assessment and supporting services offering; the following services are available:


  • Fire safety management plans

  • Fire Risk Assessment Audits

  • Review and development of evacuation procedures

  • Evacuation procedures for persons requiring to assistance to evacuate

  • Fire safety training – review and evaluation of existing training programs and their technical content

  • Fire safety training – delivery of bespoke training programs

  • Liaison with regulators regarding enforcement matters

  • Review of staff competences