We have full knowledge of UK legislation to ensure your compliance

Fire risk assessments play a key part in ensuring the safety of individuals, minimising the risk of fire and complying with UK legislation. The requirement for the duty holder in non-domestic property or rented property with communal areas to undertake a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk from fire is underpinned by several key pieces of legislation, including

  • the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This legislation places the responsibility for fire safety on the responsible person in a business or premises. It requires them to conduct a fire risk assessment and implement the necessary measures to protect the safety of occupants.
  • the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. This Act places a general duty on employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees, including fire safety. A fire risk assessment is an integral part of fulfilling this duty.
  • the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. These regulations require employers to assess and manage risks, including those associated with fire hazards. A fire risk assessment plays a crucial role in complying with these regulations.

EDP holds BAFE SP205 accreditation for the completion of fire risk assessments to the PAS 79 standard, undertaken by competent, qualified and authorised personnel.

Many of our consultants are dual-competent fire and health and safety professionals for the completion of PAS 79 fire risk assessments and general risk assessments, having qualifications, experience, knowledge and professional memberships in fire and general risk assessment practices.

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Our accreditation is limited to those activities described on the BAFE Fire Safety Register.

The process

If you are the duty holder for a non-domestic property or a rental property with communal areas, EDP can help you through the fire risk assessment process through

  1. fire hazard identification: we will conduct a comprehensive survey of your premises following our BAFE SP205 accredited procedures to identify potential fire hazards
  2. evaluation of control measures: we will assess the effectiveness of your current fire safety measures, ensuring they meet the required standards
  3. risk assessment: our experienced assessors will evaluate the likelihood of a fire occurring and the potential impact it could have on your premises and occupants, providing you with a detailed report in PAS 79 format
  4. recommendations and action plan: using our findings, we offer practical recommendations to improve fire safety, including training for staff, updating fire safety equipment and implementing emergency evacuation procedures
  5. ongoing support: we provide continued assistance, helping you to maintain compliance with fire safety regulations and conducting regular reassessments to address any changes in your premises or operations. Follow-on services include policies, procedures and evacuation plans; retrospective fire strategy; fire signage audits; building safety case assistance; occupancy calculations; enforcement assistance; ad hoc fire safety consultancy; training; responsible person; fire warden and safety awareness.

Why EDP?

National and international coverage

Through our extensive network of specialists, we offer comprehensive fire risk assessment services to businesses and organisations throughout the UK and beyond. Irrespective of your location, our dedicated team will assist you.

Best-in-class BAFE SP205 accreditation

Our expertise is recognised by British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE), ensuring that we meet the highest industry standards in fire risk assessments.

Experienced assessors

Led by management with over 20 years’ experience in fire safety, our team comprises skilled professionals with extensive knowledge of fire safety regulations and practices. All our complex environment fire risk assessors are included on the Fire Sector Federation’s register of competent fire risk assessors and hold their individual professional memberships and competency register status.

Comprehensive PAS 79 format assessments

We will thoroughly assess your premises, identifying potential fire hazards, evaluating current control measures and offering practical recommendations for improvement, following the PAS 79 format.

Dual-qualified staff – two assessments, one visit

By combining fire risk assessments with health and safety risk assessments, we eliminate the need for separate visits and duplicated effort. Our dual-qualified staff efficiently evaluate both aspects during a single comprehensive assessment, resulting in significant cost savings. You can achieve optimal safety outcomes without stretching your budget.

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