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Fire Safety

Why train your employees about fire

Many businesses never recover from fire they may!

  1. lose orders,
  2. contracts,
  3. key employees,
  4. Or may go out of business, which may result in a lost jobs and services to the community.

 

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

If you own, manage or operate a business, you will need to comply with fire safety law.  The main law is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or "the Fire Safety Order" which applies across England and Wales and came into force on 1 October 2006.

The Order applies to virtually all buildings, places and structures other than individual private dwellings e.g. individual flats in a block or family homes, and it is your responsibility to make sure your workplace reaches the required standard and employees are provided with adequate fire safety training.

Adequate fire safety training would generally include:               

  • Induction training (general fire awareness)
  • Periodic refresher training (or where the level of fire risk increases as a result of changes)
  • Training to support people in fulfilling their fire safety duties (e.g. responsible person)
  • Training towards competence (fire risk assessment, fire warden, fire extinguisher)
  • how to raise the alarm if they discover a fire
  • how to contact the fire brigade
  • how to use the fire-fighting equipment and in what circumstances
  • how to evacuate the building
  • where to assemble and who to report to

Other places covered by the Order include common parts of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and common parts of blocks of flats and maisonettes.

 

Fire safety induction training

As the responsible person, you must provide all employees with instruction and training so that they know what to do in the event of a fire.

Every employee, including those on temporary or short term contracts, and others likely to be on the premises must know:

  • how to raise the alarm if they discover a fire
  • how to contact the fire brigade
  • how to use the fire-fighting equipment and in what circumstances
  • how to evacuate the building
  • where to assemble and who to report to

 

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