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Does the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 apply to your organisation?

Posted: January 19th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order actually came into effect in October 2006, and it applies to various business premises, situations and people:

• All business premises are covered by the regulations, whether they are run by an employer or a self-employed businessperson.
• They cover any areas of a residential dwelling that are only used for business purposes.
• Charities and voluntary organisations are also covered by the regulations.
• Any business providing accommodation for paying customers must comply with the regulations.
• If a contractor has some control over a premises, they, too are responsible for ensuring compliance.

According to these regulations, a responsible person must be appointed by the business, and this person must undertake a fire safety assessment of the premises.

Once this has been done, the responsible person must elaborate, implement and then maintain a fire management plan.

The CIEH Level Three Award in Fire Safety Risk Assessment and Control has been designed for responsible persons or their assistants, working in non-complex, low or normal risk premises, and will enable them to carry out a risk assessment of their premises.

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