Risk Matrix

Determine the risk factor by considering the ‘highest’ risk criteria and then go to fee structure (below)

Examples of contents / activities

Slow fire growth

Limited quantities of combustible materials and / or plastics (e.g. desks and / or other heavy furniture etc.)

No flammable materials

Medium fire growth

Limited quantities of easily ignited combustible materials and / or plastics (e.g. fittings, paper and ornaments etc.)

Minimal quantities of flammable materials (e.g. aerosols, adhesives etc., for admin purposes, only)

Rapid fire growth

Significant quantities of easily ignited combustible materials (e.g. paper-based displays, cardboard and packaging materials etc.)

Significant quantities of flammable materials (e.g. manufacturing and volatile processes etc.) and plastics, including furniture

Ultra fast fire growth

Large quantities of easily ignited combustible materials (e.g. storage and / or use of plastics, pallets and packaging materials, bedding or fabrics etc.)

Large quantities of flammable materials (e.g. highly volatile manufacturing processes, fuel and / or Pu foam storage, stacked or baled plastics etc.)

Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres (i.e. DSEA / ATEX apply)

Examples of premises types

Occupants awake and familiar

Small (single occupancy) office
Small stonemason
Swimming pools

Occupants awake but unfamiliar

General office environments
Light industrial units
Small pavilions and community / village halls
Single unit retail outlets
Small training venues

Multi-occupied office environments
Factories / industrial estates
Larger places of public assembly / leisure & sports centres
Multiple unit retail outlets
Teaching establishments
Warehousing (combustible stock)

Occupants asleep or vulnerable

Hotels and boarding houses
Production areas (e.g. explosion risk)
Hospitals, nursing homes and residential care (old, young, mental illness)
Transport hubs and termini
Boarding and special needs schools
Warehousing (flammable stock)
Construction and shipbuilding
Housing (medium and high rise)

Survey type (methodology)

Type 1

Visual
Non-intrusive
Non-destructive

Type 3

Visual
Semi-intrusive (easily accessible – removal of ceiling tiles etc., only)
Non-destructive

Type 2 or 4

Physical and visual
Intrusive (full access)
Potentially destructive

Retained clients will be entitled to the relevant percentage discount, which will be deducted from the fee(s) indicated (below)

Fee structure

Small (up to 100m2)
Review (*)

Low risk

£195
£97.50

Normal risk

£390
£195

Medium risk

£585
£390

High risk

£780
£585

Fee structure

Medium (101 – 1,000m2)
Review (*)

Low risk

£390
£195

Normal risk

£585
£390

Medium risk

£780
£585

High risk

£975
£780

Fee structure

Large (1,001 to 2,500m2)
Review (*)

Low risk

£585
£390

Normal risk

£780
£585

Medium risk

£975
£780

High risk

POA

Fee structure

Very large (2,500 to 10,000m2)
Review (*)

Low risk

£780
£585

Normal risk

£975
£780

Medium risk

POA

High risk

POA

Fee structure

Extensive / complex / multiple
Review (*)

Low risk

N/A

Normal risk

POA

Medium risk

POA

High risk

POA

(*) = previous FRA still current
(i.e. within ‘regular and routine’ review period, being annually if high risk, every two years if normal or medium risk and every three years if low risk)

POA = price on application (specific quote)