The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 makes it compulsory for all businesses to conduct a ‘suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment’ of all premises and parts of premises.
The aim of the regulations is to make it easier for people to understand what is expected of them and to ensure that suitable fire prevention measures are employed . The emphasis is on fire prevention through appropriate risk assessment.
There are very few exceptions to the legislation, and so if you are:
- An employer (with business premises)
- A contractor with control over a business premises
- Responsible for a business premises
- A business based in a licensed property
You must ensure that your premises have a fully comprehensive and up-to-date fire risk assessment in place.
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