Are you at risk of Prosecution? The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 means that it is now compulsory for all Businesses and Landlords to conduct a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment of all premises and parts of premises. The order came into force on 1st October 2006 and consolidates and supersedes all previous fire safety regulations, meaning fire certificates are no longer issued (except in certain high-risk establishments) or accepted as proof of fire safety compliance. The new regulations aim to create a simpler system that makes it easier for people to understand what is expected of them, and to place the emphasis on fire prevention through risk assessment.
There are very few exceptions to the new legislation, and you must ensure that your premises have a fully comprehensive and up-to-date fire risk assessment in place if you:
are an employer (with business premises)
are responsible for a business premises
have a business based on a licensed property
are running indoor or outdoor events
are a contractor with control over a business premises
The new fire safety regulations are self-regulatory which means that it is solely the responsibility of the person responsible for the premises to ensure that a fire safety risk assessment is in place and that reasonable steps are taken to reduce or remove risk. There is no longer a policing authority but if there is a fire in your premises and you are found to be negligent or non-compliant about fire safety risk assessment, you will be prosecuted. You could be deemed directly responsible for complying with this legislation if you are: an employer self-employed with business premises a person with control over a business premises a landlord.
STILL UNSURE? CALL 01279 570185 To ensure that you are compliant with fire safety regulations you must effectively manage a fire risk assessment that encompasses:
fire risk assessment
fire safety policy
means of escape
signs and notices
fire training courses
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