Fire Risk

Fire Risk Management, Action Plans & Training Solutions

The effects of a fire can be devastating in terms of lives lost, injuries, and damage to property. Most fires are preventable, and can be avoided by householders and those responsible for commercial and other public buildings taking responsibility for and adopting fire safe behaviors and procedures.

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) requires any person who exercises some level of control in premises to take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and ensure occupants can safely escape if a fire does occur. The order virtually all premises and covers nearly all types of building, structure and open space, but excludes purely domestic premises occupied by a single family group.

Duties under the FSO are placed upon the responsible person who, in a workplace, is the employer if the workplace is to any extent under the control of the employer’s control.