Are you leaving fire safety to chance?

24 June 2019

Fire is one of the biggest risks facing a business, threatening people, property, assets and operations. Businesses must take proactive steps to prevent a fire emergency. Are you aware of your legal obligations to protect employees and premises?

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

Under the Fire Safety Order, business owners and managers have a duty of care to ensure premises reach required standards and employees receive fire safety training. This training must cover general fire awareness and should include refresher or extra training in line with operational business changes.

With 15,000 business fires in 2017/18, ask yourself if you’re leaving fire safety to chance.

Our Director of Fire & Safety Services, Paul Rankin, offers valuable advice on Fire Safety in the latest edition of City Security. To read more, visit the City Security Magazine website.