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How often should you review your emergency plan

We are often asked, “How often should you review your emergency plan?”  In this article, we answer this question and also explain what a review should entail. Review your emergency plan at least annually to ensure it remains valid. Also, you should review your plan if anything changes in the interim period. These changes…(Read More)

What Should Employers Know About Fire Safety Regulations

The Fire Safety Regulations or the Regulatory (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in 2006. The Order dictates that where premises exist as a workplace, the employer is usually the person responsible for fire safety. Therefore, it is vitally important that employers have a firm understanding of their fire risk management responsibilities. Below we…(Read More)

Do I Need To Do A Fire Risk Assessment?

In this article, we answer the question “Do I need to do a Fire Risk Assessment? We will also explain what it needs to cover. Firstly, yes, all employers must carry out a fire risk assessment regardless of how many people they employ. What The Law Says If you have five or more employees, you…(Read More)

Do You Have To Have A Fire Marshal At Work?

“Do you have to have a fire marshal at work?” is a common question. In this article, we answer this question and also explain what the duties of a Fire Marshal are. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 does not use the terminology fire marshal or fire warden. It talks about the responsible…(Read More)

Who Is Responsible for Fire Safety?

In this article, we answer “Who is responsible for fire safety?” We also explain what a responsible person is and what their fire safety responsibilities are under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Although fire is not the largest cause of fatalities in the workplace, it is responsible for 2% of major injuries reported…(Read More)

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