It is a legal requirement to carry out a fire risk assessment according to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (as amended). To reduce the risk of a fire occurring and to reduce the damage a fire may cause. Having a fire risk assessment will reduce the risk of fire on your premises and help reduce the chance of any potential fire affecting an adjacent building. It will also lessen the risk of injury or death to your employees / residents / members of the public in the event of a fire.