Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005
The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order states the need for a fire risk assessment and regular reviews. Once risks have been identified, staff should be informed and they should be given information, instruction and training. There should be a plan for an emergency with exists identified, safe routes, safe storage of dangerous substances and adequate fire fighting equipment. There should be regular practice of the plan and it should be amended when required.
What is expected of the employees? How do they notify others of the emergency? How do you ensure that the building is empty and all staff are accounted for? What information is given to visitors and contractors, and how do you ensure they are safely out of the building?
It is important to know that fire certificates are not longer issued and existing certificates are no longer valid. The onus is now on the employer to manage the risk of fire within the workplace.
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