Fire risk assessment

photo of a fire inspection in a commercial premises

The Fire Safety Order (FSO) 2005  makes business owners, and those responsible for business premises, ultimately responsible for risk-assessing and making safe their places of work. 

We appreciate this may be a daunting task for some, which is why we have produced a Fire Risk Assessment template for small and medium businesses to help you comply with the requirements of the FSO. 

We have also made available further information to help you understand the process and learn more about your specific requirements.


Further information and help

Fire Risk Assessment Explained

We provide a free business seminar to help you understand the Fire Safety Order 2005.

Fire Risk Assessment example

These documents illustrate a fictitious example of a Fire Risk Assessment for a small and medium premises.  Please look at them if you would like to see what a Fire Risk Assessment may look like:

The blank fire risk assessments/logbook may be downloaded and used as a guide for your premise.

For large and complex premises contact your local Fire Protection team.

Please also look at the specific guidance document for your type of premises.  

Related links

We welcome the opportunity to help make your workplace as safe as possible for everybody who works in it or visits.  If you need assistance, there are some options available to you:

For a free copy of the Fire Safety Order (FSO) 2005 please visit: