Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
There are no specific time periods in law for how often fire risk assessments must be carried out or reviewed....
The law does not specify who is allowed to carry out a fire risk assessment. The law simply states that the person must be competent enough to complete a ‘suitable and sufficient’ assessment of that particular building.
If you don’t have the expertise or time to do a fire risk assessment yourself, you should appoint a specialist to do it for you. Although you can carry out a fire risk assessment yourself, if you live in a large or complex building it is recommended that you get a professional to carry out the assessment.
You can download a guide to choosing a competent fire risk assessor from the Chief Fire Officers Association’s website.
More information you might find useful:
- Who is responsible for carrying out a fire risk assessment?
- Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
- How do I get a copy of my building’s fire risk assessment?
- What are the leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act 2022?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Fire safety
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