Fire Risk Assessment

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

On June 7, 2005 Parliament used the mechanism of regulatory reform to pass the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 1541.

The Fire Safety Order came into force on October 1, 2006 and effectively consolidated and rationalised more than 118 existing pieces of fire safety legislation, which were scattered across a large number of statutes and secondary legislation.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).

The law applies to you if you are:


Responsible for business premises

A charity or voluntary organisation

A contractor with a degree of control over any premises

Providing accomodation for any paying tenants

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the responsible person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan.

Blue Light Safety’s expert assessors can provide you with:

A suitable and sufficent fire safety risk assessment
A realistic and cost effective action plan

Fire Safety Order

Conducted by fully qualified fire engineers.

Blue Light Safety has a number of associates that are registered under Warrington Certifications UKAS accredited Fire Risk Assessors Certification Scheme (FRACS) and can offer fire risk assessments that comply with this independent third party competency assurance scheme. The scheme assesses through examination, the competence of assessors against the criteria of the National Competence Standard for fire risk assessors; details of which can be found here.

Responsible Persons have a legal duty under the FSO to "appoint one or more competent persons" to assist in undertaking preventative and protective measures, whether they choose to have someone inside the organisation or employ an external assessor. "Preventive and protective measures" means the measures which have been identified by the responsible person in consequence of a fire risk assessment as the general fire precautions he needs to take to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed on him by or under this Order.

The Fire Risk Assessor Certification Scheme (FRACS) run by Warrington Fire is a 3rd Party Accredited Scheme that can guarantee the competency of a fire risk assessor.

A FRACS fire safety consultant provided by Blue Light Safety can bring fresh thinking on good practice and provide new solutions for an organisation.

A business may want to make sure fire safety is ‘designed in’ to everyday work activities. It may be that they want to deliver a new fire safety initiative or training programme.

A Blue Light Safety FRACS consultant can offer specialised knowledge in areas beyond the competence of in-house professionals, this may include fire engineered solutions.

Employers can't avoid their FSO responsibilities but they can choose to have a competent Blue Light Safety FRACS consultant to assess their complicated fire safety designs and problems rather than using in-house facilities.

Why Choose Us?

Blue Light Safety has a number of associates that are registered under Warrington Certifications UKAS accredited Fire Risk Assessors Certification Scheme (FRACS) and can offer fire risk assessments that comply with this independent third party competency assurance scheme. The scheme assesses through examination, the competence of assessors against the criteria of the National Competence Standard for fire risk assessors; details of which can be found here.