Fire Safety Procedures
Fire is a killer and, according to the most recent figures, the number of deaths
caused by fire in commercial premises is on the increase. The UK’s fire legislation
has been developed in stages with additions often being made in reaction to major
incidents. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order came into effect on the 1st
October 2006 and replaces previous fire safety legislation. These new regulations
place the responsibility for fire safety on the person who has control of the premises
and could be the employer, managing agent, owner or occupier.
The order applies to virtually all premises and covers nearly every type of building,
structure and open space.
For example, it applies to:
- Offices & Shops
- Factories & Warehouses
- Sleeping accommodation
- Health care premises
- Residential Care premises
- Educational premises
- Places of assembly
- Transport premises & facilities
- Theatres & cinemas
- Outdoor event locations
In order to comply with the regulations, it is important that your organisation
has suitable policies and procedures in place. These procedures should reduce the
risk of a fire occurring and reduce the potential of a fire spreading should an
unfortunate event occur. Your company’s fire policy should also cover those with
special needs such as the disabled, elderly etc as well as individuals with short
term special needs i.e. pregnant workers. This is where Citation can come in,
our team of advisers and consultants will, with your assistance, put your fire procedures
into place which will help to ensure that your staff and premises are safe.
We currently provide fixed cost compliance solutions for over 7,500 clients across the UK.
Operating throughout the UK, Citation is the UK’s leading provider of Health & Safety and Employment Law compliance solutions.
Citation is proud of its contribution towards the creation of a safe and fair business environment, whilst at the same time relieving the burden of regulatory compliance from its clients.
If you would like to arrange for one of our local Business Development Managers to explain how our services can safeguard your business, please click on the "Call Me Back" button to arrange an appointment.