1. Introduction to Fire Safety

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In this module, we have seen that:

  • It is estimated by the government that up to 80% of businesses never fully recover from a serious fire.
  • Duties are imposed on employers by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Fire Safety Regulations (Scotland) 2006 and the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010.
  • Employees must co-operate with the responsible person/employer to ensure that the workplace is safe from fire and its effects.