What is a Fire Risk Assessment & Why Do You Need It?

Uncategorized / By WG Safety What is a Fire Risk Assessment & Why Do You Need It?

A fire risk assessment evaluates your property and if you are at risk of any possibility that a fire will start and cause injury to persons present or nearby. The evaluation covers potential ignition sources, existing firefighting capabilities, and occupants’ probability of safely exiting the facility. If done correctly, a fire risk assessment will reveal the changes that need to be made to your current fire safety processes.

Why you need a fire risk assessment

Here are the most important reasons why you need a fire risk assessment of your property:

  • Identify any potential fire threats and concerns
  • Reduce the dangers as low as you can.
  • You must also examine the measures to take to protect the safety of individuals on and around your property.
  • You need to ensure that important measures are supplied and installed, including escape routes, lighting, training, etc.

Importance of a fire risk assessment

A fire risk assessment will assist you in identifying all of your building’s fire hazards and concerns. You can then decide if the risks you’ve discovered are acceptable or if you need to take action to mitigate them.

Legal requirement

As a property owner or caretaker, you have a legal obligation to maintain fire safety at your home, property, or workplace. A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement in an organization if it has five or more employees. Failure to have one can result in severe consequences, including jail time.

Helps you avoid risks

A Fire Risk Assessment is critical for complying with regulatory obligations and reducing the chance of a fire. While accidents cannot always be prevented, a fire risk assessment helps identify potential hazards and risks. This way, you can resolve the troubles before they can cause fire or any other accidents.

Lets you know what needs to be changed

A fire risk assessment provides a wealth of information about an organization’s current fire safety provisions. It lets you determine what needs to be changed to reduce the risks of a fire starting or spreading.

Determine your fire policy

The fire risk assessment guarantees that you implement the best fire safety policy in your place. This can potentially save lives when appropriately implemented. When there isn’t a direct threat, it’s easy to put fire safety on the back burner, but the reality is that a fire can strike any time. It is, therefore, important that you have a good fire policy in place.

Peace of mind

Completing a fire risk assessment provides you with peace of mind. You will be at ease when you know that all potential hazards have been identified and the area is safe. You won’t be concerned about any potential dangers because everything is well taken care of.

Good working conditions

A fire risk assessment aims to detect fire safety equipment that isn’t working properly. This results in fire safety equipment that is in good working order. This ensures the safety of persons and an appropriate level of trust among the people in this environment.


Call us if you have decided to have a fire risk safety assessment. Our highly qualified staff is always available to offer expert advice and help to UK businesses. At WG Safety and Environment, we will ensure you get a thorough assessment to help you plan your next actions.

Aside from conducting fire risk assessments, we also offer our clients a clear action plan. We will work with you from start to finish until we know that your place is safe. Call us today on 01543 670067 for a free quote. Our friendly customer care team will gladly answer all your questions.

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