01832 735 874

Make an enquiry

Fire risk assessments

As experts in all things fire safety, we often get asked about fire risk assessments. A thorough, up-to-date risk assessment represents the foundation for any successful fire safety procedure and is absolutely necessary for any responsible person dealing with fire safety. 

Some of those common questions are listed below:

Do I need a fire risk assessment?

Is my fire risk assessment up to date?

Am I the responsible person for fire protection? 

If you find yourself asking any of those questions, either to yourself or others in your business, then it’s time to contact Help and Safety at Work Ltd. We will conduct a comprehensive audit of your property and explain exactly what you need to do. 

It doesn’t end there, though; if we conclude that you do need to work on anything, we won’t just leave you to it. We can carry out a full fire risk assessment for you and then help you take practical steps to overcome any issues. We can service your fire extinguishers, carry out fire training for you, and much more. 

Why use HASAW?

  • Fixed prices
  • Trained competent assessors
  • Friendly, helpful approach used!
  • Clarity and easily understood reports
  • Free easily adapted emergency plan
  • Free fire logbook


Where are we based?

We’re based over in Thrapston, just outside Kettering, Northamptonshire. From there, we’ve successfully built up an established client base throughout the neighbouring towns of Northampton, Peterborough, Cambridge, and Milton Keynes. We’ve also worked with a great many clients further afield, however; a number of our customers are based down in Banbury, Oxford, High Wycombe, and Stevenage – provided you’re somewhere between London and Midlands, Help and Safety at Work has your firs risk assessment covered. 

 The way we work is obviously suited to us coming out to see you, but it does sometimes happen that our customers need to visit us. In that case, our location on the A14, under 20 minutes from the M1, makes accessing our offices nice and easy for all of our visitors. 


Who needs a safety check?

Business owners and persons responsible for the day to day running of an organisation are being prosecuted for failure to complete a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment for which they are responsible.

From the moment you operate you must have a Fire Risk Assessment in place as The Fire Safety Order states this is for where people “work meet or gather”. There are no exemptions, so even the new small start up business’…get that report completed!


What does a fire safety certificate cover?

  1. Assessing the hazards
    • Sources of ignition
    • Sources of fuel
    • Sources of oxygen
  2. The persons at risk
    • People in and around the premises
    • People who are especially at risk
  3. Process of evaluating, reducing and removing risk
    • Evaluate the risk of a fire starting
    • Evaluate the risk to people from a fire
    • Remove or reduce fire hazards
    • Remove or reduce the risks to people from a fire
    • Protect people by providing fire precautions
  4. Management Action Plan with suitable timescales
    • Record any major findings and action you have taken
    • Discuss and work with other responsible people
    • Prepare an emergency plan
    • Inform and instruct relevant people
    • Provide training
  5. Review and record
    • Review your fire risk assessment regularly
    • Make changes where necessary

Specialists in Fire Protection & Prevention

Mark and his team organise site visits very efficiently for our range of properties across London

Jonathan Coles

SELOC Asset Management

The whole town turns out for our event and we spend a huge amount of time making it fun for all. We are always grateful to Mark for double checking our procedures helping us to make it safe for everyone.

Lyndsey Burch

Thrapston Charter Fair Committee

Mark was a fantastic contributor and expert consultant for a programme ACC recently produced on Fire Safety for Care Homes. Mark was a great pleasure to work with, always extremely supportive, forthcoming and responsive to all of our queries, demonstrating great expertise. He was able to adapt quickly to the challenges of filming, taking on the additional role of presenter with great patience, skill and professionalism. We look forward to the opportunity of working on further programmes together in the future.

Kate Larpent


Make an enquiry