Home Office Fire Risk Assessor survey

Friday 18th March 2022
The survey closes Friday 8th April 2022.

The BAFE SP205 scheme provides a route in evidencing competency to deliver the vital service of Fire Risk Assessment. We encourage registered organisations, specifically SP205 registered organisations, to provide your input to help greater understanding and steer decision making. - Chris Auger, Director of Schemes

Information provided by Home Office (via Fire Sector Federation):

As you will be aware, there is considerable work underway to strengthen the building and fire safety regulatory systems, not least through the changes being brought about by the Fire Safety Act (FSA) and the Building Safety Bill (BSB). These changes will have a significant impact on the Fire Risk Assessor sector and with that in mind we are keen to gain a better understanding of capacity and capability within the sector. We are also keen to support sector-led work on professionalisation within the Fire Risk Assessor sector and your answers to these questions will very much help to support our work in this regard.

We are particularly keen to better understand the impact that two specific forthcoming changes may have on the sector. These are the requirement in the FSA to include external wall assessments in fire risk assessments and the proposed requirement in the BSB for responsible persons to ensure that anyone they appoint to complete a fire risk assessment must be competent. In addition, we are keen to explore the issue of PII and any impacts related to that.

We therefore invite members of the professional bodies working in the Fire Risk Assessor sector and/or those who are involved with fire risk external wall assessments (EWA) to complete the survey.

The survey will ask questions about both the company you work for and you in your individual professional capacity, and we will use the findings of the survey to inform the Government’s policy development work. We may also share anonymous aggregated results with professional bodies who are supporting us in conducting this survey and leading the sector-led work mentioned above.

You can complete the survey by clicking on this link


The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, depending on how much you want to tell us, and will remain open until close of play Friday 8th April 2022.

The survey is being conducted by the Home Office in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK GDPR. Participation in this survey is completely voluntary, your answers will be kept confidential and no individual or organisation will be identified in any reporting.

We have also completed a Privacy Information Note (PIN) in relation to data we are collecting in the survey which tells you about the way we will handle the data you [have] given to us.

If you have any questions about the survey, want to request a copy of the PIN or decide after completing the survey that you would like to withdraw your survey response you can do so by contacting Colin Coxon.