Fire Risk Assessments

A fire risk assessment provides a general overview of your premises, the occupants using it and the potential risks posed by fire. It’s a way to understand fire hazards and make changes to minimise the chance of danger to life or property.

It’s a legal requirement to have a fire risk assessment completed by a competent person and, in many cases, this must be a written document. In some circumstances, you can complete your own fire risk assessment, providing you complete basic training in the area. Often, this type of assessment picks up issues requiring deeper investigation, which is when a specialist fire survey is necessary.

Fire Surveys Vs Fire Risk Assessments

While fire risk assessments provide a general overview, a fire survey looks at specific areas in more detail. For example, if your risk assessment highlights an issue with your fire doors, a fire door survey is recommended.

This specialist survey looks in-depth at all elements of a fire door set, including all ironmongery, signage and the door frame. A defunct fire door risks breaching your passive fire protection system, which is why it’s crucial to ensure all parts of all fire doors are fully functioning. Similarly, you may be told you need a general fire compartmentation survey, which assesses all elements of your structural passive fire protection measures. The core aims of these surveys are to save lives, protect property and ensure you remain compliant with the law.

Learn more about the difference between a fire risk assessment and a fire survey or contact the Adaston team to ensure your building is safe and compliant.

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Our Process

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Scope of works and deliverables agreed • Full fire strategy of the building provided by the client • Deadlines and timetable agreed, including any out of hours work required



Work as agreed in the scope is coordinated and performed • This will be delivered by our in house firestopping team accredited by FIRAS and cleared and insured



Finalise and issue our tailored report detailing findings from the scope of works • Adaston advise on next steps if required and provide continued support

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Fire Risk Assessors

At Adaston, our nationwide team of fire safety experts and surveyors are third party accredited to ensure all elements of your fire protection systems are working effectively. These accreditations ensure we go above and beyond the strict industry standards to keep your property and its occupants safe.

Whether you’ve had a fire risk assessment highlighting further actions or you’re a building manager wanting to understand your responsibilities, we offer bespoke advice, installations and ongoing maintenance work. Speak to a member of our team to discuss your requirements.

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