Approved Code of Practice

A National Framework for Fire Risk Assessor Competency

This Approved Code of Practice has been prepared by a working group of fire risk assessors who assembled at the invitation of the Fire Sector Federation to consider the implications of competency raised by the Building a Safer Future Report

The Code seeks consolidate the fire industry recommendations of best practice on how to assess the competency of individuals who conduct fire risk assessments. The Code’s foundation remains the guidance criteria originally undertaken to introduce The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

The updated guidance now includes matters of behaviour and details of the knowledge skills and experience expected for a competent fire risk assessor.