Fire safety of buildings is managed and enforced through the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Every business must nominate a ‘responsible person’ to put in place precautions that reduce the risks of fire in the workplace. All companies also have a duty to carry out a risk assessment and ensure compliance with fire safety regulations.
Breaching fire safety regulations can have serious consequences for businesses and result in significant fines and prosecution, particularly in the event of an injury.
Action can be taken by the fire authority, local council or the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) if a building poses a serious risk to life and specific improvements need to be made.
Our Regulatory and Criminal Lawyers are well-versed in fire safety regulation and can advise and assist those prosecuted under the Fire Safety Order. We will protect your interests in the event of enforcement action to minimise the impact on you and your business.
We also offer in-house training on health and safety standards in the workplace and can advise businesses on how to implement best practice processes and procedures in order to ensure compliance with the law. See our Training Page for more information.
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