Pre-Occupancy Fire Risk Assessment

A Pre-occupancy Fire Risk Assessment (Pre-OccFRA) is carried out before any tenants or members of the public occupy the premises. This type of assessment is ideal for landlords as all rooms can be included within the Fire Risk Assessment including non-communal rooms.

If tenants are present, their personal area is not included within the Fire Risk Assessment and only communal rooms are covered in the assessment.

The Fire Safety Order does not stipulate any formal qualifications in order to able to carry out a fire risk assessment, however given the complexities and legal ramifications of failing to carry out this task correctly, many business owners arrange for a experienced and qualified fire safety advisor to complete the risk assessment on their behalf.

All NW Fire Solutions fire safety assessors are registered with the Institute of Fire Engineers to ensure your peace of mind that you and your business are in the best hands.


The management of fire risk is an ongoing one. Employers must continuously monitor and update their fire safety policies regularly. A review of the Fire Risk Assessment is required periodically and after any material changes to the premises, change of use, or following the introduction of any special fire risk.

A bespoke fire risk assessment

Out team of passionate and dedicated professional provide a risk assessment and propose solutions to the following:

  • Fire hazards, their elimination and control
  • Smoking arrangements
  • Risk and prevention of arson
  • Portable and fixed heating installations
  • Lightning protection systems
  • Hazardous materials
  • Means of warning and escape
  • Emergency lighting
  • Fire safety signage
  • Firefighting systems
  • Fire safety management procedures and staff training

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A written record of your fire risk assessment must be maintained and updated regularly. NW Fire Solutions are vastly experienced and knowledgeable in fire safety and risk management and are registered with the BAFE SP 203 scheme for your total peace of mind.

The Solution:

Your dedicated NW Fire Solutions fire safety adviser will begin by reviewing your previous risk assessment to determine what issues were recorded and whether these are still relevant or whether they have been rectified. The fire safety adviser will then carry out a thorough building inspection and record all relevant information before compiling this in a detailed and clearly explained report following the industry standard PAS 79 report format. The report will outline any deficiencies found during the inspection and propose solutions to each issue along with proposed timescales.

previous sectors we have helped

NW Fire Solutions are highly regarded in the fire safety industry and have extensive experience in the following sectors:

  • Agricultural businesses
  • Banks
  • Hospitals
  • Pubs, restaurants and nightclubs
  • Theatres
  • Retail units
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Care homes
  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Libraries
  • Police stations