Saturday, December 15, 2018
Fire Safety Update

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 sees the end of fire certificates and the introduction of a single system based on the need for all managing agents, business owners and employers to conduct fire risk assessments for their premises.

 

Staff Training


Employees must be provided with adequate fire safety training when they are first employed and when exposed to new or increased risk. Training must cover the hazards, risks and controls in place to manage fire safety and be repeated periodically as appropriate.

Where two or more responsible persons/employers share or have duties in respect of the premises, each must co-operate with each other to ensure fire safety including co-ordinating working practices, controls and other fire safety procedures. Each employer must inform the other of fire safety matters which might affect the safety the other employees.

The following records should be maintained:

  1. The record of fire risk assessments.
  2. Records of the fire fighting arrangements to control fire risk.
  3. Details of the local fire authority contact.
  4. Ensure adequate training and information has been provided to all employees on evacuation.