Fire safety risk assessment: forms and guidance

Guidance on completing a fire safety risk assessment for people responsible for non-domestic premises and houses of multiple occupation (HMO).

A fire risk assessment is a practical exercise aimed at evaluating:

  • the risk from fire in your premises
  • how fire might be prevented
  • how to ensure the safety of people in or around your premises if a fire does start

The outcome of an assessment must be acted on with appropriate fire safety measures put in place.

Assessments should be reviewed regularly.

Guide to carrying out and recording a fire safety risk assessment

Fire safety risk assessment record sheet for smaller premises

Fire safety risk assessment record sheet for larger premises

Example record form: care home

Example record form: house in multiple occupation (HMO)

Example record form: small factory

Example record form: small hotel


Tel: 0131 244 3026

Fire and Rescue Division
Scottish Government
St Andrew's House (1R)
Regent Road

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