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If you are an employer, own or occupy a building (e.g a landlord or tenant)  you are required to undertake a fire safety risk assessment. This assessment has to be kept updated (normally annually or after a significant change, for example building work or a change of use) .

Using the assessment results,  you'll need to ensure you have the right fire safety measures in place to minimise harm if there is a fire. The assessment needs to identify

  •  what could cause a fire to start
  • any substances that could maintain a fire
  • people who may be at risk. 

The assessment should describe control measures you can take to prevent a fire and how you will protect people from harm if the worst happens.

Fire Risk Assessment - What do I have to do? 

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Many businesses who experience a major fire close and never reopen. Even if they do, loss of business, damage to plant and equipment and in the worst case, death and injury mean a fire can devastate the organisation. Fire regulations require employers (and/or building owners or occupiers) to carry out a fire risk assessment and keep it up to date. This shares the same approach as health and safety risk assessments and can be carried out either as part of an overall risk assessment or as a separate exercise.

We are able to provide comprehensive and pragmatic fire risk assessments and fire safety audits for all types of premises. We've provided some details of the assessment requirements below,  contact Terrain to find out more. 


  • Undertake regular fire safety audits and annual fire risk assessment

  • Keep sources of ignition and flammable substances apart
  • Avoid accidental fires, eg make sure heaters cannot be knocked over
  • Ensure good housekeeping at all times, eg avoid build-up of flammable rubbish
  • Think about how you'll detect fires and warn people quickly if they start, eg installing smoke alarms, fire alarms 
  • Have the correct fire-fighting equipment for putting a fire out quickly
  • Keep fire exits and escape routes clearly marked and unobstructed at all times
  • Ensure your workers receive appropriate training on procedures they need to follow, including fire drills
  • Review and update your risk assessment regularly

Remember Terrain experts are available to help with all the above - contact Terrain today.