Fire Safety Regulations

A large part of being compliant with current legislation, and more importantly safe, is to ensure that you’re well informed. In this section you will find a number of information and advice articles aimed at providing the knowledge you need for effective fire safety.

In order to achieve this the links below are useful for gaining credible information for us to generate information for the website visitor and produce future articles.

Government Regulations

Fire Safety Legislation – England and Wales

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2005/1541/contents/made

England Fire safety: Approved Document B

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-approved-document-b

Building regulation in England covering fire safety matters within and around buildings.

Fire Safety Legislation – Scotland

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2006/456/contents/made

Scottish Technical Handbooks & Key Supporting Guidance

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Building/Building-standards/techbooks/techhandbooks

The Technical Handbooks provide guidance on achieving the standards set in the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and are available in two volumes, Domestic buildings and Non-domestic buildings.

Environment Agency (England)

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

More specific relevant guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-prevention-plans-environmental-permits

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

https://www.sepa.org.uk/

More specific relevant guidance

https://www.sepa.org.uk/media/58978/sepa_chief_fire_operational_apr05.pdf

In summary

  • Conduct a Fire Risk Assessment, thoroughly explaining the emergency procedures and appointing certain responsible people as Fire Marshals.
  • Have you carried out a Fire Drill recently?
  • Have your staff received any fire safety training?

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