There is a legal requirement to provide appropriate fire safety information, instruction and training to your employees under the Fire Safety Order 2005.
We can assist with:
- Fire awareness training – tailored to meet your particular needs, but covering topics such as: fire safety legislation, fire prevention, fire action procedures, theory and use of portable fire extinguishers, evacuation drills and compartmentation.
- Fire wardens/marshals training – this course has been designed specifically for those personnel that have a designated role as a fire warden or marshal. The course will cover the topics included in the Fire Awareness Course, but will also provide employees with a greater awareness of the threat posed by fire and the actions to be taken in the event of a fire.
- Fire fighting equipment training – practical use of portable fire fighting equipment.
The Regulatory Reform [Fire Safety] Order 2005
The Fire Safety Order applies to virtually all premises and covers nearly every type of building, structure and open space. It does not apply to people’s private homes, including individual flats in a block or house.
Under the Fire Safety Order, you must:
- Carry out a fire risk assessment identifying any possible dangers and risks;
- Consider who may be especially at risk;
- Get rid of or reduce the risk from fire as far as is reasonably possible and provide general fire precautions to deal with any risk left;
- Take other measures to make sure there is protection if flammable or explosive materials are used or stored;
- Create a plan to deal with any emergency and, in most cases, keep a record of your findings; and
- Review your findings when necessary.
Fire Risk Assessments
Under the Fire Safety Order, the responsible person must ensure that a fire risk assessment is carried out. Fire authorities no longer issue fire certificates and those previously in force will have no legal status.
Assessments should examine and detail:
Property age, condition & compartmentation
- Fire hazards/risk and fire prevention
- Fire-fighting equipment
- Method of evacuation
- Fire safety training and drills
Occupation of the premises and persons at risk
- Fire alarm/detection systems
- Means of emergency/escape lighting
- Fire safety signage
- Deficiencies in the existing fire management