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What is a fire risk assessment?

A fire risk assessment is a check of a building for fire risks. All blocks of flats and large houses in multiple occupation in England and Wales must have one.

The assessment has recommendations about how to protect the building and the people in or near it from fire. It is, effectively, a guide book for fire safety plans in your building.

The assessment looks at:

The law says the assessment must be ‘suitable and sufficient’ for the building.

What does a fire risk assessment cover?

A fire risk assessment covers the shared parts of a building that all people can use, such as common stairwells and entrance halls.

The assessment looks at a building’s ‘general fire precautions’ in the shared areas. These include measures to:

The general fire precautions must protect:


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