The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person (RP) of any non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment. We can help with fire risk assessments, compartmentation surveys and fire door inspection surveys.

Fire Risk Assessments Sussex

A fire risk assessment is an organized and methodical look at the premises, the activities carried on there and the likelihood that a fire could start and cause harm to those in and around the premises. Our team of accredited fire risk assessors work on properties of all sizes, from HMOs to large corporate blocks.

Where required we can also draw up a schedule of remedial works and recommend installation of any equipment that is required, from fire extinguishers, fire alarm checks and ensuring and maintaining full compliance.

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Fire Risk Assessments Sussex
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Our risk assessments:

  • Identify all potential fire hazards.
  • Identify possible causes of ignition.
  • Potential sources of fuel such as combustibles and unsafe situations, such as unsafe procedures, acts or conditions
  • Take account of the vulnerable, including the elderly, children, people with disabilities.
  • Identify specialist equipment such as fire appliances, evac chairs, appropriate storage facilities and signage.
  • Check doors, locks, access, and escape routes.
  • Identifying bad housekeeping
  • Draw up emergency fire evacuation plans.
  • Provide information for employees and other people on premises.

What we can offer

Risk posed by fires in residential and commercial premises are all too well documented. Whether you need a fire risk assessment, compartmentation surveys, fire door surveys, advice on fire safety legislation, remediation of fire hazards or control measures following hazard identification, we can be your go to consultant.

Our team of fire risk assessors undertake assessments, compartmentation surveys, fire door inspection surveys from communal residential surveys to industrial and everything in between including schools, HMO's, Holiday lets and shops, to enable you to comply with the Fire Safety Reform Order 2005

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Fire Door inspections Sussex

Fire Door Inspection Survey Sussex

Why are fire doors essential?

  • They are specifically designed to withstand fire for up to 30 minutes.
  • They are a legal requirement for flats which open onto communal areas shared with other tenants. This is to make sure crucial escape routes are protected if a fire breaks out.
  • They are designed to automatically close behind you in the event of fire, holding flames back and stopping the spread of the fire and toxic smoke into escape routes, corridors, and other flats in the block.

Is a fire door survey a legal requirement?

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 made it a legal requirement from 23 January 2023 for responsible persons for all multi-occupied residential buildings in England with storeys over 11 metres in height to:

  • Undertake quarterly checks of all fire doors (including self-closing devices) in the common areas.
  • Undertake – on a best endeavour basis – annual checks of all flat entrance doors (including self-closing devices) that lead onto a building’s common parts.

The regulations will also require responsible persons to provide to residents of all multi-occupied residential buildings with two or more sets of domestic premises (that have common parts) information on the importance of fire doors to a building’s fire safety.


What is a fire door inspection survey?

The report will outline the existing condition and adequacy of the fire door sets, and where necessary, recommend improvements that should be undertaken in order to make your buildings compliant with statutory requirements and best practice guidance, or to meet a specific business resilience objective.

A comprehensive visual inspection of each fire resisting door set including:

  • Overall condition fire doors - the fire resisting qualities of the fire door
  • Gaps between door and frame - a review of the gaps between the leaf and frame – including the threshold for suitability
  • Assessment of closer suitability and speed. a check of the fire door closing devices and their ability to effectively close the door sets
  • Suitability and condition of intumescent and smoke seals – an inspection of the intumescent strips
  • Condition of hinges – the condition, fitting, and operation of the hinges and hardware including fire resisting qualities of the fire door hinges
  • Notional assessment and confirmation of either FD30, FDS30, FD60 or FDS60.
  • Assessment of fire characteristics and suitability of letterboxes.
  • Glazing assessment either by etchings or notional assessment.
  • Surround glazing assessment either by etchings or notional assessment.
  • Glazed borrowed light assessment either by etchings or notional assessment.
  • Door frame & door jam condition assessment.
  • Handle and furniture condition assessment
  • A check of the condition and operation of any hold open devices
  • A check for relevant markings, for example from the British Woodworking Federation to identify the fire rating of the door set
  • An inspection of the locks and latches to ensure they are operational
  • An inspection of any vision panels, glazing, and review of their suitability
  • An inspection of the cold smoke seals
  • An assessment on the fire resisting qualities of the door set, including its thickness
  • A visual inspection of the fire door frame & the door leaf
  • A review of the materials used in the installation of the door set