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DO YOU KNOW YOUR FIRE SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES?




The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order regulates premises and sets out responsibilities for individuals subject to the Fire Safety Order.


The Fire Safety Order applies to:

  • all workplaces and commercial buildings

  • non-domestic parts of multi-occupied residential buildings - this includes those areas clarified by the Fire Safety Act


This includes:

  • balconies

  • structures

  • external walls

  • flat front doors


Those who have control of the premises or certain areas of the premises, MUST ensure a competent person carries out a fire risk assessment and this is reviewed regularly.


A fire risk assessment:

  • reviews premises to identify any areas where a fire might start

  • makes recommendations to reduce the likelihood of fire and to keep people safe when a fire happens

  • identifies the fire safety measures that you need to take to make the premises safe for employees or residents, as well as other ‘relevant persons’


Some of the items covered could include:

  • fire-detection and warning systems

  • means of fighting fire

  • safe routes for people to leave

  • protected stairwells/corridors

  • fire exit doors


How can you reduce and manage the risks?

  • Keep sources of ignition and flammable substances apart.

  • Avoid accidental fires, for example make sure heaters cannot be knocked over.

  • Always ensure good housekeeping and avoid a build-up of rubbish that could burn.

  • Consider how to detect fires and how to warn people quickly if they start, by installing smoke alarms and fire alarms or bells.

  • Keep fire exits and escape routes clearly marked and unobstructed at all times.

  • Ensure your workers receive appropriate training on procedures they need to follow, including fire drills.


How can Logic assist?

  • We can offer guidance and support to allow companies to meet their legal obligations in this area.

  • We can carry out fire risk assessments.

  • We can provide training such as, Highfield Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety RQF and Fire Marshal.

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