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Fire risk assessments

As the responsible person you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe.

You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more people.


We use PAS-79

PAS-79 is a British Standard for Fire Safety, providing a comprehensive framework for assessing, managing and reducing the risk of fire in any building or facility.

It provides a clear and structured approach to fire safety management, helping to ensure that all fire safety measures are in place and maintained. PAS-79 helps to protect people, property and the environment from the threat of fire.

What is covered?

  • Emergency routes and exits

  • Fire detection and warning systems

  • Fire fighting equipment

  • The removal or safe storage of dangerous substances

  • An emergency fire evacuation plan

  • The needs of vulnerable people, for example the elderly, young children or those with disabilities

  • Providing information to employees and other people on the premises

  • Staff fire safety training

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