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Fire Safety Reform

Fire safety legislation in England and Wales has changed. It affects employers and virtually all those responsible for non-domestic premises. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO) for England and Wales came into force on 1st October 2006. It attempts to simplify, rationalise and consolidate existing legislation.

For Northern Ireland the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 and for Scotland, the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 reflect broadly the legislative changes introduced in England and Wales.

The Legislation proposals aim to remove multiple and overlapping fire safety provisions and replace them with a single fire safety regime, which will hopefully reduce the burden of complexity.

It is now the employers /owners responsibility to provide a Fire Risk Assessment for their premises.

We are able to provide experienced trained retired senior Fire Officers to carry out the assessments for you.

Please contact us for details - 0845 224 1415

Carrying out a Fire Risk Assessment

Fire Risk Assessment: What Are Your Responsibilities?

A Fire Risk Assessment helps you identify all the fire hazards and risks in your workplace. You can then decide whether they are acceptable or whether you need to do something to reduce or control them.

Who should do the risk assessment?

"Someone who has had sufficient training or has good experience or knowledge of fire safety."

The level of competence required will vary with the nature and complexity of the premises, so that specialist skills are not necessarily required for small, simple and straightforward premises.

Businesses in the higher risk category will probably need help from a specialist.

The process of making your Fire Risk Assessment requires you to take the following steps.