Most premises, other than people's private homes, must have a person responsible for carrying out and regularly reviewing a fire risk assessment of the premises. The assessment will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe.
Meeting the legislation requirements
The documents below provide more advice and information to help you meet the legislation requirements.
- Making your premises safe from fire
A booklet with simple and practical advice for people responsible for fire safety in small and medium-sized businesses.
- Fire risk assessment for small premises (PDF)
5 steps to risk assessment and proforma.
- Risk assessment tool (PDF)
Risk assessment proforma for medium and large businesses
- Guide for reviewing your fire risk assessment (PDF)
How to review your risk assessment
- Fire precautions logbook (PDF)
- Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) (PDF)
Introduction and guide on how to create a PEEP
- Fire risk assessment for use at small to medium open air events
Proforma and guidance
Employing a professional assessor
If you want a professional fire risk assessor to undertake your assessment and to record the required information, read this nationally recognised guide on how to select an assessor with the appropriate skills and competencies.
The International Organisation of Fire Professionals (IFE) provide a searchable list of approved fire risk assessors. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service has no affiliation with members of this register.
Fire safety checklists
Use the checklists below when carrying out a fire risk assessment, to determine and maintain fire precautions on your premises. If you need any further advice contact us.