As an employer you must comply with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
This makes you responsible for fire safety in your place of work.
Whether you want to know how to carry out a risk assessment of your premises, arrange some commercial or industrial training or just get good sound advice, you will find all the information you require within this website or by calling your local Technical Fire Safety office. Click here for the contact details.
• Carry out a fire RISK ASSESSMENT of your premises.
• Identify significant findings of the assessment and the details of anyone especially at risk. These must be recorded if you have more than five employees.
• Provide and maintain the precautions against fire that are necessary to safeguard those who use your workplace including all visitors.
• You should nominate people to undertake specific roles as required by your emergency plan.
• Consult your employees about who has a specific role and what is required of them.
• Consult your employees about proposals for improving fire safety.
• If other employers have workplaces in the same building you must inform them of any significant risks you find which might affect their employees and co-operate with them as necessary.
• If you have control over only part of a building which contains more than one workplace, even though you are not an employer in the other parts you are still responsible for compliance within the areas under your control.
• You must establish suitable means for contacting the Emergency Services.