Fire legislation in the workplace across the UK and Ireland.

What are the obligations of employers?

The key action that all businesses must put in place to comply with fire legislation is the undertaking of a fire risk assessment. This fire risk assessment is not a one off event but must be continually kept up to date.

The business must then use this fire risk assessment as a proactive tool to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place. The outcome from any successful fire risk assessment is the identification of fire risks and taking actions to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire.

Any fire risk assessment will look to identify risks that may start a fire,  together with identifying any substances that will burn and which may put employees, customers or visitors to a premises in danger.

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