Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) Training

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What is a fire risk assessment?

A fire risk assessment is a systematic evaluation of the premises and any associated risks that may cause a fire to start, along with the harm it may cause. The main purpose of the fire risk assessment is to identify and assess all fire risks to which ‘relevant persons’ (i.e., staff, visitors) are exposed for the purposes of taking appropriate measures to control and mitigate those risks.

Fire risk assessments are a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and should be carried out on a regular basis by a suitable qualified person


What is fire risk assessment training?

Fire risk assessment training is a type of training designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out fire risk assessments in various types of premises. The training is usually intended for individuals who are responsible for fire safety in their organization, such as facility managers, safety officers, and other designated personnel.

This course provides the training your appointed staff members need to compile these assessments.


Why is fire risk assessment important?

Fire risk assessments are an essential part of managing fire safety in a building. They help to protect people, property, and businesses by minimizing the risks associated with fire.


Who is required to have fire risk assessment training?

There is no specific requirement for individuals to undergo formal fire risk assessment training. However, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which applies in England and Wales, requires the ‘responsible person’ (usually the employer or the owner of the premises) to ensure that a fire risk assessment is carried out by a competent person. This can be an employee or an external consultant.


What do you learn on a fire risk assessment Training Course?

By taking this course, you will learn how to identify fire risks in the workplace, including specific risks to individuals. You will learn how to prevent fires and how to minimise risks should a fire break out. You will also gain practical, hands on experience of undertaking an actual fire risk assessment.


What does a fire risk assessment Training Course cover?

The course covers everything you need to consider when carrying out a mandatory fire risk assessment, including:

  • Why we need to assess the risk from fire
  • Fire theory & terminology
  • Principles of fire safety legislation
  • Principles of fire risk assessment
  • Fire risk assessment in practice
  • Managing fire safety
  • Means of raising the alarm
  • Means of fighting the fire


How Long is a fire risk assessment Training Course?

You can complete the Fire Risk Assessment Training Course in just one day, with six hours of training between 9.00am and 4.30pm.

Training hours can be varied to suit staff shift patterns and schedules.


Is there an assessment?

You will be assessed throughout your training day to ensure you have understood the principles and practical application of fire risk assessment. At the end of the course, you will be asked to complete a fire risk assessment project to demonstrate your understanding.


Do we receive certificates?

You will receive a certificate of attendance on successful completion of the training day and fire risk assessment project. This is no longer a formal qualification, as your company is now responsible for its own fire safety provision.


How long does a fire risk assessment certificate last?

There is no fixed expiration date for a fire risk assessment certificate. However, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the ‘responsible person’ to review the fire risk assessment regularly and to revise it if necessary, particularly when there are changes to the premises or the way it is used.


Where are fire risk assessment courses held?

You can attend Fire Risk Assessment Training at any of our training centres located across the country.

Alternatively, we can deliver in-house training for larger organisations where several individuals require training at the same time. In-house training can be tailored to the exact circumstances of your business, including special hazards in manufacturing and energy companies. Training at your own company is more convenient and cost effective for both you and your staff, minimising time away from work.


How much is a fire risk assessment course?

We are confident that we can offer you a competitive price for convenient, tailored fire safety training. Talk to our friendly team today on 0808 164 9690 and see how we can help you take better care of your team.

All prices exclude VAT

Upcoming Fire Risk Assessment Training Courses

Course Name & Location Individual price Group price Duration Date

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) Training – Liverpool

Individual price: £195
Group price: £445
Duration: 1 day Date: 17/12/2023

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) Training – Newcastle upon Tyne

Individual price: £195
Group price: £445
Duration: 1 day Date: 18/12/2023

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) Training – Leeds

Individual price: £195
Group price: £445
Duration: 1 day Date: 19/12/2023

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) Training – Birmingham

Individual price: £195
Group price: £445
Duration: 1 day Date: 20/12/2023

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) Training – Bristol

Individual price: £195
Group price: £445
Duration: 1 day Date: 21/12/2023

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) Training – London

Individual price: £195
Group price: £445
Duration: 1 day Date: 22/12/2023

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Fire Risk Assessment FAQs

Who is responsible for completing a fire risk assessment?

The ‘responsible person’ is typically responsible for ensuring a fire risk assessment is completed. This is usually the employer, owner, landlord, or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises.

How many steps make up a fire safety risk assessment?

The fire risk assessment process typically involves five steps:

  •     Identify fire hazards.
  •     Identify people at risk.
  •     Evaluate, remove, reduce, and protect from risk.
  •     Record, plan, inform, instruct, and train.
  •     Review and update the fire risk assessment.

How often should fire risk assessments be reviewed?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires fire risk assessments to be reviewed regularly, and specifically when there is a reason to believe it is no longer valid. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends reviewing it annually, or whenever there are changes to the premises or the way it is used.

What is the legal requirement for fire risk assessments?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that a fire risk assessment is conducted by a competent person for all non-domestic premises in England and Wales. Similar regulations exist in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The assessment should identify fire hazards and risks, and set out measures to mitigate those risks.

Who can carry out a fire risk assessment?

A fire risk assessment can be carried out by the ‘responsible person’ if they have sufficient training, experience, and knowledge to do so. If not, they should appoint a ‘competent person’ to carry out the assessment. This could be an employee, or an external professional with the relevant skills and experience.