Fire risk assessment (FRA) prices

Fire risk assessment (FRA) prices

Timescale estimates for pricing purposes include both inspection (on-site) and ‘qualitative’ report writing (off-site), split equally.

Low risk Normal / medium risk High risk
(including any process fire precautions)
Reviews (previous FRA / strategy document required) 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours
Small / Medium (less than 2,500m2) 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours
Large (between 2,501 and 10,000m2) 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours
Very large (more than 10,000m2) 5 hours 6 hours Specific quote
Multiple and / or complex premises 6 hours (per premise) Specific quote Specific quote

Risk matrix

Slow to medium fire growth Medium to rapid fire growth Ultra fast fire growth
Some examples of contents and / or activities

(always consider at the highest risk level first)

Limited quantities of easily ignited combustible materials and / or plastics (i.e. not desks or other heavy furniture etc.)
No, or minimal quantities of, flammable materials (e.g. aerosols, adhesives etc.)
Significant quantities of easily ignited combustible materials (e.g. packaging materials, cardboard and / or paper-based displays and / or teaching materilas etc.)
Significant quantities of flammable materials (e.g. volatile processes etc.) and plastics, including furniture
Large quantities of easily ignited combustible (e.g. storage and / or use of plastics, packaging materials, bedding or fabrics etc.)
No, or minimal quantities of, flammable materials (e.g. aerosols, adhesives etc.)
Large quantities of flammable materials (e.g. fuel, foam, stacked or baled plastics etc.)
Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres (DSEA / ATEX)
Occupants awake and familiar Occupants awake but unfamiliar Occupants asleep
Some examples of actual premises types

(always consider at the highest risk level first)

Single occupancy offices
Multi-occupancy offices (common areas)
Single unit retail outlets
Single light industrial units
Small training venues
Small community / village halls
Small pavilions
Multiple retail outlets (landlord area)
Factories / industrial estates (landlord area)
teaching establishments
Places of public assembly
Leisure / sports centres
Warehousing
Hotels and boarding houses
Transport hubs and termini
Construction and ship-building
Boarding schools
Hospitals and nursing homes
Residential care (old, young, mental illness)
General housing
(common parts only)
Sheltered housing
(common parts only)
High-rise housing
(common parts only)

Additional factors may affect the time required to conduct the fire risk assessment.

Purpose: Is this a first assessment of review?
Is there any enforcement action being taken, or threatened?
Is there any other reason for requiring assessment (e.g. insurance company or landlord)?
Special Risks: Are there any specific high-risk activities (e.g. naked flames, fuel storage etc.)?
Are there any vulnerable occupants (e.g. elderly, infirm etc.)?
Are there any dangerous substances or explosive atmospheres present?
Licencing: Do the premises and / or activities need to be licenced, registered or permitted, in order to operate?
If so, what type of licence, registration and / or permit is required?