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Fire risk assessments

Introduction

Businesses have a legal duty to carry out a fire risk assessment. The law which governs this is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, sometimes known as the RRO, or simply the fire safety order.

You will find guidance on why and how to carry out a fire risk assessment on the .GOV.UK website.

As your first step, please read that series of web pages, which will help you familiarise yourself with what is needed.

What type of assessment do I need?

The type of assessment you will need for your business premises will depend on the type of premises it is.

To help you find the right information, please select your type of business premises from the list below. This will take you to our dedicated page for your business type.

On each dedicated page you will find:

  • a link to the relevant government assessment guide which sets out what you need to do and the steps you need to follow
  • answers to some common questions regarding fire safety risk assessments
  • handy tips from our inspectors about your type of premises
  • a link to our business protection portal

Types of businesses needing a fire risk assessment

Select your type of business premises from the list. If you are not sure which one to select, you will find a summary on each page of the types of premises it applies to.

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