01892 680 090
The Role of Fire Risk Assessments in BS9991 Compliance

The Role of Fire Risk Assessments in BS9991 Compliance

BS9991 is a code of practice, that compliments BS9999 when it comes to fire safety in the construction and design of residential buildings.


Fire risk assessments are important for residential building owners when it comes to complying with BS9991. Identifying fire hazards and complying with BS9991 helps to eliminate dangers before they occur. This article will cover the importance of these assessments.


Improving Safety Measures


When completing a fire risk assessment, safety is the priority, and it’s critical to use code BS9991 as a point of comparison to your building. This could mean you do not have the correct fire exit doors or fire sprinkler systems and should implement the correct changes.


On top of this, a fire risk assessment could also help you identify fire hazards and furthermore help you comply with BS9991. This would involve assessing materials in your building that could generate heat and making sure they are still safe and not a hazard.


Fire suppression systems such as fire sprinklers could also help you comply with code BS9991, reducing future fire damage if one were to occur.


Ongoing Compliance


A necessary method to check if residential homeowners are continuously complying with BS9991 is regular fire risk assessments. If these assessments are not completed regularly, then there is a risk of change within the building, that could pose a risk, of going unnoticed. 


On top of this, it could also identify negligence from the owner of the building. A regular fire risk assessment is an easy way to keep residential building owners updated on BS9991 laws and help them with implementing the correct procedures.


In residential homes that employ staff, such as student accommodation blocks or specialised housing, all staff should be educated on their roles when it comes to fire safety. Fire risk assessments are important to make sure all new and existing staff members have been given the correct training and education.


Occupant Safety


As a whole, BS9991 is intended to protect the safety of occupants in residential homes and should be a priority for all homeowners. Evacuation procedures should be implemented, especially in dense residential blocks, to make sure all occupants have a safe route to exit the building and an area to congregate.


Fire assembly points are crucial in these residential blocks to identify who is safe and who may be in the building. 


The correct fire prevention and suppression equipment is also crucial to protecting the safety of occupants when it comes to a fire risk. This could include smoke alarms, fire exit doors, and fire sprinkler systems. 


Fire risk assessments are important to assess the safety of those in residential homes when it comes to BS9991.




In conclusion, when it comes to BS9991 compliance, fire risk assessments are a crucial aspect. They can help homeowners become aware of potential procedures that they may need to implement, and make sure compliance is ongoing. The goal of BS9991 is to keep residential occupants as safe as possible, and without fire risk assessments there would be no effective way to measure any risks.


RAD Fire Sprinklers


At RAD Fire Sprinklers, all of our fire sprinkler systems are BS9251 compliant.  For over two decades, RAD Fire Sprinklers have installed both fire and water sprinklers. Fill out this form if you’d like more information about the services we provide. Alternatively, call us at 01892 680 090. Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date.

Mist system was a great solution for our renovation needs and them team at RAD have been great. Always communicated clearly and been on hand to discuss over the phone as needed. Would highly recommend!
09:32 17 Jul 22
I have used RAD for a couple of projects and found them to be good to deal with. They did a pair of 3 storey open plan houses and seven three and four story town houses. The sprinklers were to improve fire safety, allow more flexible space and comply with building regulations. The sprinklers were far more cost effective than the mist type systems and look very discrete when installed.
Paul Jeary
15:50 11 Jul 22
It has been a pleasure to deal with RAD for installation of fire sprinklers at our site is Sevenoaks. They were fast, professional, working to time and quote, which made it easy to work with them.
Katrina Horobin
12:03 29 Jun 22
My requirement was a bit unusual for RAD in that I wanted a mist system in one room of a rented house. I had no drawings or technical back up. RAD were very helpful and repositioned the unit after the initial installation. Luckily with the help of Sonny, the engineer it all worked out very well.
Simon Gurney
16:16 12 May 22
I have used RAD for the last 10 years for all of my housing developments in need of a sprinkler system. Easy process from start to finish and no issues or problems throughout. Always someone at hand to answer a querie and we have a great working relationship with the team at RAD. Would highly recommend.
15:33 12 May 22
Diligent & a very professional team. A joy to deal with. Will certainly be calling on them to help with many more future schemes.
Jason Tema
22:17 08 Jul 19
Great team, fitting sprinklers, saving lives & property... What more could you wish for!!!
Colin P
17:53 01 Jul 17
Excellent company & great service... This company rocks! They sprinkle fires & save lives!!!
Music N Videoz
07:15 16 Dec 16
As somebody who feels that it should be a necessity for all properties to have fire sprinkler systems, I am a big fan of this company. I have used them numerous times to service my home system and they are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their service.
Kate Fraser
09:25 30 Mar 15
One look at Rad Fire Sprinkler's website will tell you that these guys know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to Fire Sprinklers and the legislation surrounding fire safety. A very trustworthy company.
Adam Hudson
16:45 15 Nov 13

Our Services Cover London and the South East

RAD Fire Sprinklers Map


RAD Fire Sprinklers Ltd.
58A St John’s Road
Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9NY

Mon – Fri: 8AM – 5PM

Tel: 01892 680 090

Follow us

Follow by Email


Contact Us

Feel free to enter your details below and we will email our PDF guide to you straight away.
  • Your details will not be shared with anyone outside RAD.