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Find answers to our most frequently asked questions at London Fire Associates.

  • What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
    A Fire Risk Assessment is a recorded account of all the potential hazards and risks from fire in a building or premises.
  • Do I need to have a Fire Risk Assessment?
    If you own or manage a business with 5 or more employees or you operate a ‘licensed premises’, you are legally required to have a written Fire Risk Assessment under The Fire Safety (Regulatory Reform) Order 2005.
  • How much is a Fire Risk Assessment?
    Fire Risk Assessments vary in price depending on the size and complexity of a building and the potential hazards contained within it. Please enquire for bespoke quotations.
  • What are the 5 principles of a Fire Risk assessment?
    Identify the hazard Establish who may be harmed by the hazard and its likelihood to cause harm Evaluate the risk and decide on appropriate precautionary measures Record the findings and implement a plan of action Review the risk assessment and evaluate and update it as necessary
  • Can I carry out a Fire Risk Assessment myself?
    You can carry out a Fire Risk Assessment yourself, however it is not recommended. If it is deemed to not be suitable and sufficient by the enforcing authority, you may be in breach of fire regulations and subject to prosecution.
  • Why do I need a Fire Risk Assessment?
    Aside from it being a legal requirement, you need a Fire Risk Assessment to protect yourself, your staff and your customers from the risks associated from fire.
  • How often should a Fire Risk Assessment be reviewed
    Your Fire Risk Assessment should be reviewed at least annually or whenever there has been a significant change to your business or its occupancy.
  • How long is the fire marshal training course?
    Our fire marshal training course is a half day interactive course lasting approximately 3 hours with a short break.
  • Will I receive a certificate upon completion of the Fire Marshal course?
    Yes, you will receive a certificate of competence upon successful completion of the course.
  • How many people in a business need to be fire marshal trained?
    A suitable number of people need to be fire marshal trained so that someone with experience is always on hand in the event of an emergency; taking into account annual leave and potential sickness.
  • What is the difference between a fire marshal and a fire warden?
    There is no difference between the terms ‘fire marshal’ and ‘fire warden’. They are just different terms to describe someone who has had suitable workplace fire safety training.
  • How much does the fire marshal course cost?
    Our fire marshal course is £50 per person, based on a minimum of 10 people.
  • Do you offer discounts for large or group bookings for fire marshal courses?
    Yes, if your business has several branches/offices that all require fire safety training, we are happy to offer group discounts. Get in touch for details.
  • Are your trainers and risk assessors fully qualified?
    All of our trainers and risk assessors hold professional qualifications in fire safety and have served a minimum of 20 years within The London Fire Brigade. In addition to this, London Fire Associates is fully accredited by The Institution of Fire Engineers.
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