FIRE SAFETY LEGISLATION
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which came into force on 1st October 2006, applies to the vast majority of premises and workplaces in the UK.
The legislation firmly places the responsibility for compliance on a ‘Responsible Person’.
The responsible person must carry out a Fire Risk Assessment, produce a policy, develop procedures (particularly for evacuation), provide staff training and carry out Fire Drills.
The responsible person must provide clear Means of Escape, Signs, Notices, Emergency Lighting, Fire Detection & Alarm and appropriate Fire Fighting Equipment.