Fire Risk Assessment Services

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

About us

Providing fire risk assessment services and EWS1 services throughout the UK

Fire Risk Assessment (Scotland) Ltd provides fire risk assessment and fire safety consultancy services throughout the UK.

Paul Nelis is the founding Director of Fire Risk Assessment (Scotland) Ltd. He served in the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) and has over 30 years of fire safety experience.
As a Group Commander in one of Scotland's largest and busiest fire service divisions (covering three local authority areas in central Scotland), Paul was Head of the fire safety enforcement department.

The Scottish Government, SFRS, and London Fire Brigade recommend that duty holders who wish to contract the services of an external fire risk assessor, should select an assessor from a list of competent fire risk assessors maintained by a professional body, or a UKAS accredited third part certification body (a link to the statements are available on our Information page).

Paul is one of a limited number of Scottish based fire risk assessors, registered with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and you can see Pauls professional registration by clicking a link in our Information page.

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

Paul Nelis MIFireE  MIFSM  MIFPO 
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 send you a comprehensive (and easy to navigate) written report with recommendations to reduce the risk of fire and help you comply with your legal responsibilities.

External Wall Fire Reviews

If you are selling a residential or commercial property, you may be required to provide an EWS1 form to satisfy a lender. We can guide you through the process, conduct an external wall fire review, and provide you with the written documentation which you will need.

Fire Safety Consultancy Services

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

Info & Reviews

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.

Both the Scottish Government and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service recommend that duty holders who wish to contract the services of an external fire risk assessor, should select an assessor from a list of fire risk assessors maintained by a professional body or a UKAS accredited third part certification body.
To read the joint statement visit the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at:

To view the IFE Fire Risk Assessors register and the statement from London Fire Brigade, visit:

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.

You can see some of our most recent reviews on the independent websites listed below:

1.  On the Fire protection Engineers website "" and

2. On the "Trust Pilot" website: ""

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.

Contact Us

If you would like more information and/or a quote for our Fire Risk Assessment Services or External Wall Fire Review (EWS1) 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