Fire safety at work.
If you own a business or are responsible person, you should make sure you and your workforce know what to do to prevent a fire in the workplace and how to escape if there is a fire.
Make your workplace safer in two ways.
Know the fire safety law.
In October 2006 the government introduced the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This changed the way workplaces are assessed – no longer will the local fire service issue fire certificates. The onus is now on the ‘responsible person’ to do there own fire risk assessment.
The local fire brigade are now actively policing businesses to ensure they are carrying this out and they are issuing prosecutions to businesses that are failing to do fire risk assessments. Here is an example
Fire safety at work can also be improved by getting training for your workplace and workforce which makes business sense.