Between 2017-18, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended 91,695 fire-related incidences. This shows how important it is to assess the risk of potential fires. Although 52,452 of those incidences were false alarms, it’s better to have the rescue team there – in case it was one of the 26,115 fires that were real! So, what can you do to prevent fire risk? Let’s start with a fire risk assessment Scottish Borders.

Why do I need a fire risk assessment?

Having a regular Fire Risk Assessment is a legal requirement for UK businesses. This is according to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, The Fire (Scotland) Act 2015 and the associated Fire Safety Scotland Regulations 2006. As a consequence, the responsibility to carry out the legislative requirements is on the Business employer. In addition to this, a responsible person with sufficient knowledge and training must carry out the fire risk assessment. Hence why companies like 1st Choice Fire assist you in complying with the latest fire regulations.

What is a fire risk assessment?

A Fire Risk Assessment is a 5-step process. It allows for the thorough evaluation of the safety of you and your staff in the workplace. Therefore, the five steps are as follows:

  1. Firstly, identify who is at risk – this includes employees and visitors.
  2. Identify fire hazards on the premises and the suitability of the fire doors.
  3. Assess the existing fire safety measures and evaluate if this is enough to cover the potential risks.
  4. Findings are then recorded. Consequently, risk preventing features implemented.
  5. Finally, at regular intervals, there is a review of the Fire Risk Assessment. This is either because it’s been a long time since the last one or because there have been significant changes to your promises.

Fire Risk Assessment Scottish Borders

At 1st Choice Fire, they provide a full Fire Safety Risk Assessment for your business. Therefore,  it is carried out by experienced and highly qualified professionals.

For a free consultation, contact us today on 01896 831 971. Alternatively, you can email Based in the Scottish Borders, we provide a bespoke service and offer a free no-obligation site survey.