Case Study: Ensuring the competence of fire risk assessors

Ensuring the competence of fire risk assessors

The responsibility to carry out an assessment of fire risk, review such an assessment and to take fire safety measures rests with duty holders. Both the Scottish Government and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service recommend that duty holders who wish to contract the services of external fire safety risk assessors verify that the assessor is competent in fire risk assessment. One way of verifying the competence of an individual assessor is to select the assessor from a list of competent fire risk assessors maintained by a professional body or an accredited third party certification body.

Further information is available on the Scottish Government website.

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