A Guide to Fire Safety Measures

  • Price: £3.60
  • Published: September 2014
  • Type: Business Information Factsheet
  • Format: PDF

business premises must comply with fire safety legislation. Any person who controls a business premises, or some part of it, is legally responsible for protecting users of the premises from fire. This means that they must do what they can to prevent fires, to contain them if they do occur and to ensure that people can escape in the event of a fire.

In England and Wales fire safety is covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005; Scotland is covered by the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005; Northern Ireland is covered by the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010.

This factsheet provides information about who has obligations under fire safety legislation and what those obligations are. It explains how to minimise risks, prevent fires happening and deal with a fire if it does occur.

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