The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
DO YOU COMPLY ??????
Every year people die or are seriously injured as a result of fires in non-domestic properties. Besides the human risk, fire costs UK business millions of pounds due to property damage, fines, compensation, and insurance premiums. Many businesses find that they are not able to recover from the effects of a fire.
UK fire safety legislation places emphasis on preventing fires and reducing risk. Anyone who has some control over premises must take reasonable steps to reduce the likelihood of fire and make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire. The regulations apply to virtually all non-domestic premises in the United Kingdom; in England and Wales the communal areas (common parts) of blocks of flats, are also included.
If you are an employer or have control over the premises or activities that take place on the premises, then you have responsibilities under fire safety legislation. It is your duty to ensure the safety of the people in the premises.
The FIA (Fire Industry Association) have kindly provided The Best Practice Guide to Fire Safety. This provides businesses with an understandable description of what is required within The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to implement measures and reduce the risk of fire.
These requirements should you fall under the Fire Order are not optional, they are a legal requirement!
Link to online version of the FIA Best Practice Guide to Fire Safety
Link to downloadable version of the FIA Best Practice Guide to Fire Safety