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Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

Ensure your business has suitable fire safety systems in line with British standards
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Fire Door Survey

Fire Door Survey

Book an inspection of the condition of your premises fire doors
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Fire Compliance Testing

Fire Compliace Testing

We can provide regular testing of your fire safety system features for compliance with legislation
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Fire Marshal Training

Fire Marshal Training

This course provides extensive knowledge of fire prevention, evacuation protocol and using fire extinguishers
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ABBE accredited, Gaskell Fire Safety are members of the IFSM and FPA

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

  • About FRAs
  • Types of FRAs
  • What does Gaskell Fire Safety Do?

A Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) is a detailed audit of a building's current fire safety measures and to provide recommendations to make it safer if need be.


Under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Responsible Person for any premises (except a single private dwelling) has a legal duty to ensure a suitably competent person completes a Fire Risk Assessment. 

If you have shared premises, there can be multiple people responsible for completing a Fire Risk Assessment.


FRAs vary according to the type and use of your premises, and the specific fire risks associated with them. 

In general, FRAs aim to:

  • Identify potential fire hazards and those at risk
  • Evaluate if there are sufficient preventative safety measures and protection to establish the safety of the people in the building
  • Determine what safety measures are required to reduce the fire risk to as low as is reasonably practicable.


The responsible person must review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.

Fire Risk Assessments are legally required for all industries:

  • All commercial premises and offices.
  • All premises the public has access to, such as libraries.
  • All common areas of residential buildings.


Gaskell Fire Safety can provide non- destructive FRAs, a visual inspection of the building, on-site activities, the compartmentalization of the building and the evacuation procedures within the premises.


For residential buildings we can provide Type 1 FRAs covering only the communal area. This will include a visual inspection of at least two flat front doors to provide a sample for a more comprehensive assessment and report.


Contact us today for advice on what type of FRA is appropriate for your business.

At Gaskell Fire Safety we have qualified Fire Risk Assessors who can act as your Responsible Person.


Our assessors will provide a comprehensive fire risk assessment of your premises, alongside an action tracker to highlight any areas for improvement, as well as providing professional advice to ensure your business is compliant with legislation.


We will also notify you when your annual FRA is due for a review, as well as when it is time to have a new FRA assessment. Giving you peace of mind and confidence that your Fire Safety is up to date and in line with the law.

Don't put your business at risk

Fire Door Surveys

Fire-resistant doors are an integral part of your premises passive fire protection.

A fire door survey is a thorough inspection of all fire doors within your building. It will establish the condition and suitability of a fire door, to ensure that they are safe, compliant and effective in protecting people and the premises. 


Gaskell Fire Safety can provide competent and qualified inspectors who can survey the fire doors within your premises/ residential building, provide a report on the existing condition, and recommend improvements.

We can complete fire door surverys as well as FRAs

Compliance Testing

Fire Alarms and AOVs

According to the British Standard BS 5839, fire alarm systems in all commercial premises must be tested weekly by a competent person. This test is to check the fire systems, including Automatic Opening Vents [AOVs], smoke alarms and fire alarms are in working order and to identify faults, separate from regular services and maintenance.

Emergency Lighting

According to the British Standard BS EN 50172 / BS 5266-8, all emergency lighting systems within a building must be tested monthly by a competent person. This test is to check emergency lighting systems operates and illuminates as intended, separate to the annual duration test.

We can act as your Competent Person and provide regular testing of these fire safety features to ensure compliance to regulations

Fire Marshal Training

We can provide in-person Fire Marshal training or an e-learning course which allows you to feel confident that your staff have received in-depth knowledge and competency in the role of a fire marshal.

Fire marshals (sometimes known as fire wardens) are civilians trained to assist in emergency fire evacuation procedures at businesses and other organizations.


It is a legal obligation that workplaces must have a sufficient number of fire marshals to deal with fire emergencies.


This course is suitable for:

  • The Responsible Person for fire safety
  • Designated fire marshals
  • Those who need to be aware of how to use a fire extinguisher

This course provides extensive knowledge of fire preventionevacuation protocol, and information on fire extinguishers.


The modules in this course include:

  • Causes of fire
  • Fire Safety Legislation
  • Fire Safety System Features
  • Role of the Fire Marshal
  • Action on fire discovery
  • Fire drills and evacuation
  • Fire extinguishers

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Group Bookings Welcome

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Phone: 01283 777074


Gaskell Safety Ltd

Unit C4

Eastern Ave


DE13 0BB