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Fire Safety

Legislation and Your Responsibilities

Responsible for implementing workplace fire procedures make sure you are updated on fire legislationFire legislation

If it is your responsibility to implement fire safety procedures at your workplace and you feel this is excessive and costly, then the right advice can save you time, resources and costs. HFR Solutions CIC is best placed to support your business and provide advice on your organisation’s requirements.

Previous legislation stated that you must consider everyone who might be on your premises, whether they are employees, visitors or members of the public. You should pay particular attention to people who may have a disability or anyone who may need special help.

Fire safety is a fundamental part of safety in the workplace. In England and Wales, the legislation comes in the form of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Can your organisation really afford to overlook taking some fire safety precautions?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

As a result of business lobbying, the Government introduced The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which made businesses responsible for fire safety measures within premises under their control and as a result must assess precuations to keep people safe.

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR)

Reinforces the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. The MHSWR places duties on employers and employees including those who are clients, designers, principal contractors or other contractors.

An employer is required to undertake an assessment of the risks to the health and safety of their employees and others who may be affected by their work activity. Employers with five or more employees should record the significant findings of this risk assessment.