Legislation

THE EMPLOYER OR LANDLORD IS USUALLY DEEMED TO BE THE RESPONSIBLE PERSON, LIABLE FOR ENSURING FULL COMPLIANCE.

fire safety order

In England and Wales all non-domestic buildings must comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO). In Scotland, this legislation is governed by the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and in Northern Ireland by The Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010.

Under the FSO, the Employer or Landlord have the following responsibilities:

  • They must complete a fire risk assessment
  • They must provide adequate means of fire detection and fire fighting.
  • They must ensure that emergency exits and routes are kept clear at all time and are clearly signed
  • They must provide employees with relevant information and training on how to use the equipment and what do in the event of a fire
  • They must maintain all equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and British Standards

The Responsible Person should also appoint someone to assist in undertaking these responsibilities. This can be a third party company such as Churches Fire. We can ensure that you are fulfilling all of your obligations – making your organisation fully compliant and keeping your employees and customers safe.

 

Non-compliance

The consequences for not adhering to these requirements are serious, including substantial fines and prison sentences. Do not take these responsibilities lightly. Churches Fire is third-party quality-assured, fully accredited and highly experienced. Partnering with us demonstrates your full compliance with the law and your dedication to the safety of your employees and customers.

 

To protect yourself from any consequences and for full peace of mind contact us to discuss your fire safety needs today.

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