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Register of Risk Assessors

The law requires that the Responsible Person arranges for a risk assessment that is "suitable and sufficient". Many people are able to do their own assessment but others need the help of a competent risk assessor.

Guidance on Competency Criteria for Fire Risk Assessors and Choosing a Competent Fire Risk Assessor can be downloaded free of charge from the National Fire Chiefs Council website

How to find a competent risk assessor

There are many skilled and competent fire risk assessors who advertise their services locally. Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service does not recommend individual assessors or service providers. We would advise you to seek at least two quotes and recommend that you consider someone with Third Party accreditation or from a register such as:

The Institution of Fire Engineers/Fire Protection Association

Fire Risk Assessors Certification Scheme

Fire Industry Association (FIA) Fire Risk Assessors Register

The Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM)

The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register - OSHCR

The Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO)

Institute of Fire Prevention Officers


British Approvals for Fire Equipment



If you are a risk assessor and do not belong to one of these registers you may like to consider joining. Alternatively if you already belong to a register that is not listed here please send details of the register to for consideration to be included on this page.

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