Based in Bideford North Devon, Covering the Southwest and Beyond.

Be Compliant:Get a fire risk assessment
​​​​​​​​Is A Fire Risk Assessment A Legal Requirement?
Compliance is mandatory if you fit in any of the below categories:

An employer or self-employed with business premises
A landlord responsible for business premises
A landlord of a house of multiple occupancy (HMO)
Premises providing accommodation for paying guests
Premises open to the public and consumers
Charities, churches, and voluntary organisations
Educational building, nurseries, schools, colleges
Medical facilities and care homes
Contractors responsible for all or parts of buildings
Residential property with communal or shared area

This list is not definitive/exhaustive, therefore if you are unsure if you require a Fire Risk assessment, please contact us for help/advice or your local fire/council authority, will also be able to advise.
Who Needs a fire risk assessment?
You must ensure that you have an up to date Fire risk assessment.

Under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, the responsible person/duty holder must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan.

Failure to carry this out could result in a fine, imprisonment, or both.


Why do i need a fire risk assessment?
To reduce the risk of a fire occurring and to reduce the damage a fire may cause. It will also reduce the risk of injury or death to your employees / residents / members of the public in the event of a fire. Having a fire risk assessment will reduce the risk of fire on your premises and help reduce the chance of any potential fire affecting an adjacent building. Finally, you need a fire risk assessment because it is a legal requirement to carry out a fire risk assessment.
Importance of a fire risk assessment
Why is a Fire Risk Assessment important?

It’s all about keeping people and building safe in the event of a fire. 

AMN Fire Safety Southwest will help you…

Reassures the Responsible Person that premises is safe for occupants in the event of a fire.

Helps to ensure that areas of potential fire ignition are highlighted/risks reduced and maintained.
Highlights areas of fire risk and enables the Responsible person to rectify the issues/concerns raised.

Gives occupants/staff/residents peace of mind that the premises has been assessed by a qualified, independent professional and provides a record to ensure that the responsible person can take action where required.

Try us today for friendly free advice.

1. Make acquaintance

Website enquiry form sent in or client calls or emails directly. Learn about client and their role / responsibilities Get a basic understanding about the type of premises (eg size, use etc) Ask the client for the name and address of the premises, in most cases this allows me to google your premises, to give me an indication of what to expect when i visit your site and to help put a quotation together. Submit a quote to the client.

2. Information gathering

Quote accepted by client Establish when required And confirm time and date. Who is the main contact? Who is the responsible person? Pre-visit questionnaire sent to client which creates a checklist of documents required on the assessment day and provides important information to the assessor in advance of the assessment

3. Service – assessment

Assessor meets client on site, goes through fire safety paperwork Assessor conducts visual inspection of all the clients areas of responsibility, taking notes and photos For communal areas of flats, please ensure access is available to at least a sample of flat front doors, but preferably all. Client can ask any questions Risk Assessment and invoice is emailed to client normally within 2-7 days after the risk assessment has been completed at the premises.

4. Compliance

Report written by assessor Report is quality checked & validated Report issued to Responsible Person (RP) Allow 2 – 7 working days. On receiving the report the Responsible person must read thoroughly through the report and sign the acknowledgement page, approximately half way through the report. RP works through the action plan at the rear of the report in a timely manner, signing and dating each action as it is completed. The RP keeps the assessment safe and secure to ensure it is immediately available if asked for by any of the enforcing authorities. RP contacts customer service if there are any queries / requires clarity

Why Choose me?

Here are some compelling reasons…

I only do Fire risk assessments.

I am a well established Fire Risk Assessment company, with coverage across the Southwest and beyond.

I am local to you, so you will get someone who is aware of your local authorities requirements and local issues.

I complete 100s of Fire risk assessments every year, from the smallest communal area to retail units/Care homes/schools/offices and anything in between.

Based in Bideford, North Devon with many years’ experience dealing with queries/handling bookings both small and multiple requirements. I am friendly, helpful and competent.

From only £199.00

Call today for complete protection and peace of mind.

Call 01237 722018 or 07598 901420 To Book Now 
About AMN Fire Safety Southwest
AMN Fire Safety SouthWest provide Businesses with a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment across the South West of England and further a field if required.
As an independent competent Fire Risk Assessor of SME you will receive a friendly, reliable, professional and dedicated service that meets your expectations as the client. This will meet your legal duties under the RRFSO 2005 for carrying out a fire risk assessment and identify any shortcomings which will be prioritised to bring you back in to compliance at the earliest possible opportunity.
I am not one to carry out a fire risk assessment and report and leave you to it, I can provide you with advice and support to ensure you meet compliance if you are in need of any assistance.
A professional service at competitive prices, Call me for a No Obligation Quote.
  • AMN Fire Safety Southwest 22 Biddiblack way, bideford, Devon, UK
  • EX39 4AY

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 came into effect and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law.
​​​​To reduce the risk of a fire occurring and to reduce the damage a fire may cause. It will also reduce the risk of injury or death to your employees / residents / members of the public in the event of a fire. Having a fire risk assessment will reduce the risk of fire on your premises and help reduce the chance of any potential fire affecting an adjacent building. Finally, you need a fire risk assessment because it is a legal requirement to carry out a fire risk assessment. 
In short, anyone who is responsible for a building, for example an employer, owner or occupier of a premises that isn't a single private dwelling (a private home). See our 'who needs a fire risk assessment?' page for further details.
The risk assessment process will reduce the risk of a fire occurring and the damage it could cause, as well as making your workplace a safer place by complying with the Regulations.
The law requires you to carry out a fire risk assessment and following the assessment, implement appropriate fire safety measures to minimise the risk to life.
A fire risk assessment is an inspection of a premises, what it is used for and who might use it, from a fire prevention perspective. The assessment looks at the potential risks and makes recommendations for improving fire safety precautions to keep people accessing the premises safe.
A fire risk assessment report, between 30 and 40 pages, providing significant findings which are easy to understand. The findings are summarized in an executive summary and any major concerns are listed separately. An action plan is provided to assist you in planning the implementation of any measures required. A level of risk is provided and the report satisfies regulatory requirements and is acceptable for insurance purposes.  
No. The assessment is only one of the fire safety duties that are required to be complied with. However, if a comprehensive assessment is undertaken it will provide a sound starting point to you achieving compliancy.
No, but it is your responsibility to get your  assessment reviewed regularly and continually comply with the rest of the regulations. However, if there are any significant changes made internally within the premises, new equipment installed, change in staff levels or alterations to the premises structurally then it becomes a legal requirement to renew your fire risk assessment.
If on your initial fire risk assessment report there were listed a significant amount of actions to carryout, then i would always add a review date to be carried out in twelve months time.
Probably. They are the enforcing authorities for the Regulations and are required to develop risk-based inspection regimes within their areas. However, they will give you notice.
In cases where a risk exists and it is not being managed, Fire Authorities have a statutory duty to enforce compliance with the Regulations and they may serve a notice on you. In serious cases, penalties of a fine of up to £5000 (for each offence) on summary conviction in a Magistrates Court. Or an unlimited fine, or up to two years imprisonment, or both on conviction or indictment in a Crown Court, can be issued. Fines up to £400,000 and prison sentences have been issued.