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Fire risk assessment services

Under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, all business premises and residential flats in scope of the order require Fire Risk Assessments(FRA’s). Fire Risk Assessments are required for all non-domestic properties, including public and commercial premises, such as schools, warehouses, factories, licensed premises, nursing homes, care homes, offices, retail outlets, licensed premises, and businesses that provide sleeping accommodation, including houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) and sheltered housing buildings. As a responsible person for the relevant building a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment will enable you to comply with the law and identify measures to keep people and property safe

With the introduction of the Building Safety Act 2022 and the changes the act made to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 the landscape of fire safety is changing requiring greater accountability of building and fire safety.

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What we do

A fire risk assessment, according to PAS 79, involves a systematic evaluation of a premises’ potential fire risks and the identification of appropriate fire safety measures.       We offer Type 1, 2, 3 and 4 Fire Risk Assessments to suit your specific requirements using the appropriate PAS methodology.   Our Fire Risk Assessments are comprehensive and take into account many different fire risk factors.  The level of detail in an individual review will depend to a large extent on the complexity of the building and type of Fire Risk Assessment undertaken . For example, a ‘single-compartment’ building, such as a small shop or kiosk, will have far less to review than a large office block, or even a block of flats.

Our Assessors are fully qualified and competent to conduct fire risk assessments across a wide range of building types and uses.  Our team are members of global professional membership bodies such as the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) and The Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFMS). Our Fire Risk Assessments can be bespoke and capture any specific requirements your may need including, measured building heights, internal communal door numbers and any other specific needs you may require.

Upon completion of your fire risk assessment, you will be provided with a document which will be easy to understand and interpret the required actions the responsible persons should undertake.  We can provide various document type solutions to meet your business needs.

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The areas covered in our fire risk assessments include

The use, layout, and construction of the building

The number and nature of occupants, including any vulnerable occupants

Whether there is any history of fire loss in the building

Electrical equipment on site which could be a source of ignition

Smoking areas and measures taken to prevent smoking causing fires

Defence against arson

Portable and installed heating devices which may trigger fires

Protection against fires caused by lightning

General housekeeping & keeping key areas clear of combustible materials

Any fire hazards introduced by building works or outside contractors

The storage arrangements for any dangerous/flammable liquids

The configuration of escape routes and how they are maintained

Measures in place to limit fire spread, such as compartmentalisation

That emergency lighting is installed correctly & is in working order

The correct use and locations of fire safety signs

There is adequate means of raising the alarm in case of fire

The right fire extinguishers are in the right locations

The correct installation and maintenance of other devices, such as sprinklers

Who manages fire safety for the building, and how well

Whether there is regular fire safety training & evacuation drills

Correct maintenance and testing procedures of fire safety systems are in place

That correct documentation and records of fire safety measures are being kept

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Cerberus have partnered with RiskBase to provide an industry leading format and reporting solution for fire risk assessments and task management functionality.  This provides our clients with a tool to manage tasks arising from any fire risk assessment and enable additional reporting solutions.

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Frequently asked Questions

The Fire Safety Order applies to virtually all premises, other than single residential dwellings (bungalows, houses, flats, etc.). It also applies to virtually all workplaces regardless of the buildings industry.

These regulations were introduced under Article 24 of The Fire Safety Order. They place greater responsibilities on a number of areas for different buildings, such as those over 11m and 18m. Further information is available via the GOV website.

The requirements of Section 156 of the building safety act impose further duties under article 50 of the fire safety order on the responsible person(s). Further information is available via the GOV website.

A Publicly Available Specification or PAS is a standardization document that closely resembles a formal standard in structure and format but which has a different development model. The objective of a Publicly Available Specification is to speed up standardization. Although bespoke FRA formats are available we use PAS 79-1: 2020 Fire risk assessment. Premises other than housing. Code of practice and PAS 79-2: 2020 Fire risk assessment. Housing. Code of practice.

The law states that the person must be competent enough to complete a ‘suitable and sufficient’ assessment of that particular building. The complexity of buildings and uses can vary significantly. It is vital the person undertaking the FRA has the appropriate training, knowledge and experience to ensure a fire risk assessment is suitable and sufficient.

Our team of fire safety professionals will provide details of the risks and measures that can be put in place to mitigate the risk a fire and harm within our assessments. We can provide advice and support through our wider business services including passive fire protection, fire door inspections, asset tagging and fire door remediation amongst other services.

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Amazing service by the team at Cerberus. The Fire Risk Assessment was made simple, with easy terminology and the advice, support after care was priceless.



Cerberus provided a fire strategy as required as part of our planning application and helped us ensure we met all our fire safety obligations. The advise and guidance by their teams was crucial for us to deliver of the project.



I have found Cerberus Fire to be nothing but professional. They always do an exceptional job, their customer service is excellent, and their staff are always available and approachable. Working with Cerberus Fire is always a pleasure and long may it continue!



I have used Cerebrus fire for some big jobs, and they always do the job to the highest standard. They are very friendly approachable and very easy to build up positive relationships. Some of the jobs have been very time sensitive, nothing is ever to much for them and they will try and move mountains to get the job done for you. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.



Thank you so much for the quick turnaround at this property! We will have one happy tenant who will now have a home in time for Christmas!



Thank you so much for this, I saw the engineer this morning, the door is perfect, and the customer is very happy!