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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Posted: April 16th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 sets out all the fire safety duties employers and employees must comply with in order to reduce the risk of fire and injury from fire in the workplace. It covers everything from risk assessments to safety assistance and fire safety training.

It states that the responsible person must ensure that his employees are provided with adequate safety training both when they enter into employment with the company and if or when they are exposed to new or increased risks. This may be due to a change in job role or to the introduction of new work equipment, technology or work system.

Fire safety training has to:

“include suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself and other relevant persons on the premises;”

Refresher courses also have to take place periodically where it is necessary, and training must be adapted should there be any new risks or changes to existing risks.

Tutorcare Fire Safety Training allows employers to ensure that they comply with the Regulatory Reform Order and that they provide their employees with the knowledge and skills they need to keep themselves and their colleagues safe from fire.

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