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Fire safety in the workplace

You have a responsibility for business fire safety in the workplace 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.

You will 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

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

Who else can offer support?

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 resources

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

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Written by:

Simon King

Growth Hub Manager

Email Address: simon.king@howsbusiness.org

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