If you are a business owner, employer or occupier of non-domestic premises, you could be legally responsible for the safety of your employees, customers or other members of the public who might be affected by a fire at your premises.
Across the UK all non-domestic premises are obliged to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (in England and Wales), the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2010.
The order requires that the Responsible Person (the person having control of the building) takes steps to reduce the risk of fire and makes sure people can escape safety in the event of one breaking out.
This responsibility involves:
- Carrying out a fire risk assessment and reviewing it regularly
- Informing your colleagues about identified risks
- Putting appropriate fire safety measures in place
- Designing an emergency plan
- Providing fire safety information and training to all colleagues
For more than 30 years we’ve been helping businesses meet their safety obligations and ensure they are fully compliant with legislation. Call us today to discuss how we might be able to help you.