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Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) are now available to our customers online or on request.FRAs for all buildings of 6 storeys and above are now published online.
You can find whether there's FRA available for your building by entering your postcode in the box below.
The information below will give you more detail about FRAs and should help answer any questions you have.
If you have any other questions, please contact us.
A Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) is an assessment report which contains information about a detailed examination of the internal communal or shared areas of a building. It identifies potential fire hazards, evaluates the existing fire safety measures already in place and determines if any additional measures or controls are needed to be put in place to prevent, control and mitigate the effects of a potential fire.Fire hazards might include rubbish and waste being left in communal areas or personal items (e.g. mobility scooters, buggies, footwear etc.) left outside flats. These items can be flammable but also risk helping a fire spread if it is in a communal area. They can also prevent people from escaping safely in an emergency situation.
Each FRA includes an assessment of fire risk to the building. The risk rating considers the risk of the fire, and the impact if there was a fire. There are usually 3 or 5 main risk ratings used:
|No action is required and no detailed records need to be kept. Very few buildings fall into this category.|
|No major additional controls are required. However, the might be a need for improvements that involve minor or limited cost.|
Moderate or low
|Risk reduction measures should be implemented within a defined time period. Many high-rise blocks will fall into this category based on the number of significant findings or issues arising, often due to the number of flats and density of population. All blocks rated as moderate are inspected annually, as are all blocks of 6 storeys or more, irrespective of their overall risk rating.|
Substantial or medium
|Where significant risks are identified a block may receive a rating of substantial. Such a rating is awarded infrequently and usually based on one or two specific issues. All blocks that receive a substantial rating are re-inspected within 3 months.|
Intolerable or high
|The highest risk category is awarded in exceptional circumstances with immediate action to be taken. Immediate actions usually relate to one specific area of concern, for example the discovery of LPG cylinders. FRAs for these blocks are reviewed within one month.|
The assessment also gives a risk rating of what the risk level will be once the recommended actions have been completed.
All urgent actions are completed as quickly as possible. Other actions are completed based on priority. Sometimes, these may be combined with other work taking place in a building to minimise disruption to residents. If you have any concerns about any actions that you don’t think have been completed, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all have a role in keeping buildings safe. Some things you can do to help include: