Fire Risk Assessment Services

Every business in Scotland is required to conduct a fire risk assessment. Are you legally compliant?

Providing fire risk assessment services throughout Scotland.

Fire Risk Assessment (Scotland) Ltd was founded in 2018 by Paul Nelis.

Prior to 2018, Paul was a Group Commander in one of Scotland's largest and busiest Fire Service Divisions, where he led the fire safety & fire safety enforcement departments.

The Scottish Government, and the fire safety industry recommend that duty holders who wish to contract the services of an external fire risk assessor, should select an assessor from a list maintained by a professional body, or a UKAS accredited third part certification body.

Paul has over 30 years of fire safety experience and he is one of a limited number of Scottish based fire risk assessors, registered with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).

If you want the reassurance of a thorough fire risk assessment by a competent registered professional, please contact us today!

Paul Nelis MIFireE  MIFSM 
Fire Safety Consultant


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Fire Risk Assessments Services

Fire Risk Assessment

If you have not previously conducted a fire risk assessment, we will audit your premises and then send you a comprehensive (and easy to navigate) written report with recommendations to reduce the risk from fire.

Fire Safety Consultancy Services

We provide consultation services to other professionals in the building and building services industry.

Duty holders may carry out the fire risk assessment, however they will also have to consider whether they have the skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience to do so.

The Scottish Government recommends that duty holders who wish to contract the services of an external fire risk assessor, should select an assessor from a list maintained by a professional body or a UKAS accredited third part certification body.
The Scottish Government statement is available to view at:

The IFE Fire Risk Assessors register is available to view at:

Note- Duty holders and responsible persons are legally responsible, for ensuring that any consultant they employ to conduct a fire risk assessment, is competent to do so on their behalf.

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A fire risk assessment is a practical exercise aimed at evaluating the risk from fire, and to consider the safety of people in the event of a fire. 

It involves an organised and methodical look at the premises, the activities within the premises, the type of occupants, the fire hazards, the potential for a fire to occur, and the harm it could cause to people. The existing fire safety measures in the premises are evaluated to establish whether they are adequate enough, or if more needs to be done. 

The fire safety measures evaluated in the assessment include fire alarm systems , emergency lighting systems, escape routes,  portable and fixed firefighting equipment, fire safety signage, staff training and standards of fire safety management.

Because it’s the law - Part 3 of the 2005 Fire (Scotland) Act, along with the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, sets out the fire safety duties in respect of the majority of non-domestic premises in Scotland. 

Employers and other persons who operate a business (or have control of a relevant premises to any extent) must comply with the legislation, which requires that a fire risk assessment should be conducted in the premises. Where there are 5 or more employees, the assessment should be recorded. 

For further information about Fire Legislation, visit the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service or Scottish Government websites.

Insurance implications- In addition to your legal responsibilities, businesses and organisations should consider the effect that a fire could have on their buildings and/or contents insurance cover.  Failure to conduct an adequate fire risk assessment and take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of fire may affect a subsequent insurance claim.

For further information, contact your insurer. 

Every month, an average of 250 businesses in Scotland experience a fire*. The impact can be significant with potential injuries, loss of business, and often a complete collapse of the business.

To reduce the risk, we will conduct a fire risk assessment on your behalf, so you can focus on the day to day running of your business.

* Source- Scottish Building Regulations Technical Handbook for Non-Domestic Buildings.

If you would like more information and/or a quote for Fire Risk Assessment Services, please email us at:

Service Address
Fire Risk Assessment (Scotland) Ltd
272 Bath Street
Glasgow G2 4JR

Registered address
Fire Risk Assessment (Scotland) Ltd
59 Admiral Street
Glasgow G41 1HP

Registered Ltd Company No: SC611577
VAT registration No: 345 8948 50