What is a fire risk assessment?

A fire risk assessment is a process involving the systematic evaluation of the factors that determine the hazard from fire, the likelihood that there will be a fire and the consequences if one were to occur.

There are both qualitative and quantitative methods of risk assessment that can be used. Semi quantitative points schemes can also employed. From our experience, a basic qualitative fire risk assessment based on PAS 79 will suffice for most situations.