Fire and Safety

Regulatory Reform (Fire & safety) Order 2006

Fire certificates are no longer be issued to all but certain high risk establishments. This has now been replaced with the requirement for fire safety risk assessment. Employers are solely responsible for fire safety within their workplaces.

The regulations apply to all workplaces/premises, with only a few exceptions.

The requirement for comprehensive and unique fire risk assessments remains. Each individual company is responsible for their own fire safety. The employer must conduct a fire risk assessment regardless of the size of the risk, Staff Fire Training, Fire Warden Training and the provision of fire emergency plans and maintenance of adequate fire safety precautions. The companies identified responsible person would therefore take full corporate liability.

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