When should a fire risk assessment be reviewed?

There are no specific time periods for how often fire risk assessments must be carried out or reviewed, it is up to the responsible person to make that judgement.


The law  says that the person responsible for the fire risk assessment of your building should review it ‘regularly’ to make sure it’s up to date.

As a rule it is standard for a fire risk assessment to be reviewed every 12 months.


A fire risk assessment should also be reviewed if the building has been altered in any way since the last assessment ie, extension built.

There may be other times where it is recommended that the review or further assessment be carried out sooner ie, 6 months if risk was deemed substantial on the initial assessment.