You have a responsibility for 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
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)
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)
East Riding Community Protection Unit, New Walkergate, Beverley, Hull, HU17 9EQ
phone: 01482 565333
Duties of the ‘Responsible Person’
Fire Safety Law and Guidance
Fire Safety Guidance by Premises Type