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Business Fire Safety

Fire Safety
Simon King
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In this article you’ll learn

  • What your legal duties are for fire safety
  • What the Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order 2005 cover
  • How the Fire and Rescue Service can help you

You have a responsibility for business fire safety if you’re an employer, self employed with premises, responsible for buildings with public access, or are a contractor who exercises a degree of control over premises.

If that’s you, then you have a legal duty to ensure the safety of those using the premises or in the immediate vicinity who may be at risk should a fire occur.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire safety) Order 2005 covers virtually every type of building, structure and open space with the exception of private homes and individual flats in a block or house.

How the Fire and Rescue Service can help your business

The Fire & Rescue Service is committed to working in partnership to deliver a fully integrated protection, prevention, and intervention service that reduces the risk to the community from fire and other emergencies.

What do they offer?

  • Advice, information and support for employers and owners of business premises, including multiple-occupation flats and houses
  • Information on the legal responsibilities to ensure the safety of employees and the public in these premises
  • Fire Safety inspections
  • Guidance on conducting a fire risk assessment

Further information

Contact the appropriate Service where your business is located:

North Yorkshire and the City of York

NORTH YORKSHIRE FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE: (Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby)

http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/businesssafety

phone: (01609) 780150

Headquarters, Thurston Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2ND

East Riding of Yorkshire

HUMBERSIDE FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE: (Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire)

http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/your-safety/business-safety

East Riding Community Protection Unit, New Walkergate, Beverley, Hull, HU17 9EQ

phone: 01482 565333
email: eastridingfiresafetyenquiry@humbersidefire.gov.uk

Further Information

Duties of the ‘Responsible Person’

https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities

Fire Safety Law and Guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fire-safety-law-and-guidance-documents-for-business

Fire Safety Guidance by Premises Type

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fire-safety-law-and-guidance-documents-for-business

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Summary

This article takes you through your legal duties for fire safety and how the Fire and Rescue Service can support you.