Do You Need to Urgently Reassess Fire Risk?

Following the catastrophic Grenfell Tower fire, many people are asking tough questions about the effectiveness of fire risk assessments. The BBC has reported, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, that many local councils’ fire risk assessments (FRAs) do not consider things such as external cladding, which was the cause of the Grenfell Tower blaze spreading. If fire risk assessments are to be more than a box-ticking exercise, should fire risk assessors be doing more? Should they reassess fire risk Deficiencies in High Rise FRAs While councils have been conducting FRAs across the country resulting from the Grenfell fire, there are concerns…