Learn about all the regulations and requirements you should adhere to as a business or building owner.  

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At Flamesafe Solutions, we take pride in keeping ourselves informed about the most recent fire regulations, ensuring our clients receive the highest level of quality in their surveys, inspections, and professional training. 

Following all Fire Protection requirements is paramount not only to ensure the safety of people that occupy or utilise your facilities. It also protects you financially and legally in the case of accidents.

The people in positions of authority in a building or business (owners, building managers, landlords, etc) are lawfully responsible for ensuring the facilities follow regulations and can face legal consequences in case of fire incidents.

Keep reading to learn about the latest Fire Safety Requirements in the UK.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, known as the Fire Safety Order, regulates fire safety in all workspaces, non-domestic premises, and common areas of homes of multiple occupancy (HMO) in England and Wales. Under this regulation, the "Responsible Person" is accountable for complying with the law and ensuring fire safety measures are in place. The "Responsible Person" is anyone in control of the premises, such as the owner, employer, landlord, or facility manager.

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To comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Responsible Person must:

  • Conduct a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly.
  • Implement appropriate fire safety measures based on the assessment's findings.
  • Create and maintain a fire emergency plan.
  • Ensure that fire safety equipment is installed and maintained properly.
  • Regularly review and update fire safety measures and training.
  • Provide fire safety information, instruction, and training to employees and occupants.
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Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) is the regulation that sets the standards for workplace safety in the UK. This provides extensive guidance of what businesses should do to ensure the health and safety of their employees and members of the public.

The employer is legally responsible to adhere to the requirements and ensure that the employees are trained and following the instructions established. You must conduct regular training, inspections, and risk assessments. 

To comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA), an employer must:

  • Ensure the health, safety, and welfare of employees at work.
  • Conduct risk assessments and implement necessary safety measures.
  • Provide information, training, and supervision to ensure safety.
  • Maintain safe systems of work.
  • Ensure safe use, handling, and storage of dangerous substances.
  • Maintain a safe working environment with adequate facilities.
  • Ensure the safety of non-employees affected by work activities.
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The Building Safety Act 2022

The Building Safety Act 2022 is a very recent regulation, introduced after the Grenfell Tower tragedy increased the awareness and concerns for occupants of high-rise buildings. This tragedy has brought to light holes in our older requirements, introducing new complex building safety legislation. 

The Building Safety Act 2022 The legislation is intended to improve the design, construction and management of higher-risk buildings. It establishes the appointment of an accountable person, usually the building owner or duty-holder. They have the legal responsibility to ensure all building safety measures are in place - including Passive Fire Protection. Passive Fire Protection measures are in place to restrict the spread of smoke and fire, creating a safe route of escape, minimising the risks for the occupants while allowing them enough time to leave the premises and for emergency services to arrive. 

Passive Fire Protection can save lives. Don’t take the risk, book an inspection and ensure you are protected legally, financially, and physically. 

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Every business is responsible for ensuring health and fire safety within its premises. 

At Flamesafe Solutions we help you uphold those standards. Contact us to perform a survey or inspection of your premises, or to train your team as required by the Fire Safety Order 2005.

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