CAN I DOWNLOAD A FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT, OFF THE INTERNET?

Simple answer No.  A Fire Risk Assessment is a legal document that may have to be presented to the Council, Enforcement Officer or to the courts.  They will be looking for proof of your ‘competency’ to carry out the Fire Risk Assessment, in the first place.  If you have downloaded something of the internet, and almost “self- certified” your own property, then you can be prosecuted.  If you cannot provide evidence that you have professional silks or qualifications necessary to carry out assessments that relate to endangering lives within your property this will mean, you will have no argument in court.

In terms of Law a competent person is to be regarded as someone with sufficient training, experience and knowledge of fire safety.  This is enforced by the Fire and Rescue Authority.

  • We specialise in Fire Risk Assessments for HMO’s.  Our team members have over 25 years of experience in Fire Risk Assessments
  • We are Technical members of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) -Membership Number 1912
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