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Fire Risk Assessment

Schools are required to undertake fire risk assessments to identify general fire precautions needed to safeguard occupants in the school in case of a fire. Handsam provides a fire risk assessment and audit service that will ensure your school is fully compliant with fire safety regulations.

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Fire Risk Assessment

A fire risk assessment should be carried out on all types of buildings (excluding domestic residential property) to ensure compliance in England and Wales with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, in Scotland with The Fire Safety Regulations 2006 (Scotland), and in Northern Ireland with The Fire Safety Regulations 2010 (Northern Ireland).

What does a fire risk assessment involve?
A fire risk assessment covers a range of areas including:​

  • Fire detection and warning system

  • Means of escape

  • Provision of fire-fighting equipment

  • Planning and training for an emergency

  • Identifying fire risk factors and the people at risk

  • Maintenance and testing of fire safety equipment

To get an idea of what a fire risk assessment may look like, download an exemplar version here.

Our Fire Risk Assessment Service

Handsam can help you meet your legal duty to have a written fire risk assessment for your school.


One of our expert consultants will attend your workplace and thoroughly review and audit your fire management arrangements and conduct a workplace tour to identify hazards.


We will provide you with a written report and practical action plan for your school, which will have clearly prioritised recommendations.

To book a fire risk assessment audit for your school or academy, or to find out more, please contact the Handsam client support team at or telephone on 03332 070737.


Fire Risk Assessment Report

Our Fire Risk Assessment Report service will provide comprehensive advice and information in a user-friendly format with a comprehensive and easy-to-follow Action Plan to ensure your premises are fully compliant with fire safety regulations.

For more information about this service, please email or complete the contact form below.

Fire Safety E-training

This Handsam e-training module is suitable for staff who need to be aware of the precautions in place in any school in order to prevent and fight fires and to perform prompt and safe evacuations. If you need to induct fire marshals then this course covers all of the necessary fire basics and you will just need to deliver a local orientation session to complete their training. Take a look at a preview of this course on the right.

Key topics covered:

  • The threat from fire

  • Fire and the law

  • How do fires start?

  • The fire triangle

  • Fire prevention

  • Fire symbols

  • Evacuation

  • Keeping vulnerable people safe in your school

For more information about this course, please email or complete the contact form below.

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