London Hotels, Hostels, HMO’s, Holiday Lets, B&B’s any premise that provides sleeping accommodation it is imperative that you have fully compliant Fire Doors

Owners, Landlords and persons responsible for managing premises that offer sleeping accommodation, it is crucial that all Fire resistant doors and glazing systems are not only fit for purpose, but also offer the highest levels of safety protection available, to not only limit the effect of Fire, but subsequently provide enough time for occupants to evacuate the building to a safe site.

EN Standard requirements will come into place later this year, the legislation is in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation 2011, and relates to the CE marking of Fire resistant door sets and hardware. Fire resisting door sets will be covered by a harmonised standard under EN 16034.

After November 1st, all door sets will require a certificate of constancy of performance, issued by a notified product certification body, along with a declaration of  performance and the application of CE marking. This European standard identifies safety and performance requirements applicable to all Fire resisting and/or smoke control products intended to be used in Fire and/or smoke compartmentation, and /or escape routes.

Industry professionals should take care to ensure that each door set or glazing system is compliant with the above and that all paper trails documenting due diligence throughout the specification process are available.

The importance of ensuring that the integrity of the door is not compromised through any possible changes to hardware, which may potentially create voids. A good way of avoiding this is by specifying products that are manufactured for purpose, with all the necessary accessories included of the initial consultation stage, thereby eliminating any potential opportunity for hardware changes or incorrect fitting.

To make sure that all Fire or smoke resistant doors are fit for purpose, the correct installation and specification of the product must be supported by continuous maintenance, completed by a competent person.  Fire doors should be inspected for damage – which may prevent the door from performing in the event of a Fire  on a regular basis – at a minimum of every six moths.  This may form part of the Fire Risk Assessment for the Building. Failure to carry this out can be punishable under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005.

The Fire Risk Assessment for the Building will identify any Fire door defects and these defects will be noted on the Fire Safety Management Plan – Significant Findings and must be actioned upon by the identified ‘Responsible Person’.

A Fire Risk Assessment for London Hotels, Hostels, HMO’s, Holiday Lets, B&B’s and any premises offering sleeping accommodation should be carried out by a qualified, competent Fire Safety Risk Assessor. London Fire Risk Assessments are qualified with the Institution of Fire Engineers and are on the IFE Register of Approved Assessors – if you need a Fire Risk Assessment for your London premise then call them now on 01689 890879 or click here, it is your responsibility to keep your guests, staff and premise safe from Fire.


London Residents in Purpose Built Block of Flats don’t be tempted to have a BBQ on your balcony this Eater break!

With the forecast predicting a warm Easter, London Residents may be tempted to have a BBQ!

Think twice – is it worth taking the risk?

If you have a ‘suitable and sufficient’ Fire Safety Risk Assessment for your building it will state that you shouldn’t have a BBQ on your balcony – it is too dangerous for you, your family and your neighbours. If the worst happens and you have a Fire your insurance claim may be void too! So perhaps taking a picnic to one of our beautiful London parks could be a better and safer option.

All Residential blocks of Flats and converted Houses into Flats must have a Fire Safety Risk Assessment so check yours to see what your report says. If you haven’t got one then you need to act now as it is required by law!

London Fire Risk Assessments have a friendly team of qualified Fire Safety Risk Assessors and can supply you with a ‘suitable and sufficient’ Fire Risk Assessment. Call them now on 01689 890879 they will be happy to help you and their advice is free!



London Pub with Sleeping Accommodation informs London Fire Risk Assessments that the London Fire Brigade are requesting that Fire Risk Assessments should be undertaken by an IFE approved Assessor.

Just today, a customer who had previously been visited by London Fire Brigade, informed London Fire Risk Assessments that LFB are requesting that Fire Risk Assessments are undertaken by an Institution of Fire Engineers ‘Approved’ Assessor! Great news for all accredited Fire Risk Assessors not such good news for some unqualified Fire Protection Services.

When talking to customers London Fire Risk Assessments always stress the importance of appointing a ‘qualified’ and fully ‘insured’ Fire Safety Risk Assessor for their London premises. Obviously, customers need more than one Quote to compare prices but rather than relying on a general internet search LFRA always point them to the IFE website. All customers need to do is to go to the Register of ‘Approved’ Assessors and put in their postcode and a list of ‘Approved’ Assessor will come up in their area.

Everyone of the IFE Register has had to prove competency and supply a copy of their insurance certificates so customers can be sure they will be in safe hands.

Alternatively London Fire Risk Assessments would be happy to help – call their friendly team now on 01689 890879 or click here to arrange a Fire Safety Inspection.


London Offices do you need a Fire Risk Assessment and a Health & Safety Risk Assessment? Check out London Fire Risk Assessments ‘Dual’ package it could be the perfect solution!

Most Offices in London need both a Fire Risk Assessment and a Health & Safety Risk Assessment for their premise, but having two separate companies carrying out the inspections at different times can be disruptive to the day to day running of the Office and could be expensive!

London Fire Risk Assessments have a specific ‘Dual’ package which could be the perfect solution to meet your needs.

The ‘Dual’ package includes the following:

Fire Safety Risk Assessment which includes:

  • Fire Safety Inspection/Audit
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment
  • Fire Safety Management Plan – Significant Findings
  • Fire Safety Policy
  • Fire Safety Emergency Plan
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment Certificate


A Health & Safety Risk Assessment which includes:

  • Health & Safety Inspection/Audit
  • Health & Safety Risk Assessment
  • Health & Safety Management Plan – Managing People
  • Health & Safety Management Plan – Managing Hazards
  • Health & Safety Policy

Two stand alone Risk Assessments in one ‘Dual’ package.

The Inspections are carried out simultaneously which saves time and creates less disruption to the Office, it also reduces the overall cost by £100.

To find out more contact London Fire Risk Assessments on 01689 890879 or click here we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions.