Fire Safety Legislations
Every year people die or are seriously injured as a result of fire in non-domestic properties. Besides the human risk, fire costs UK businesses millions of pounds due to property damage, fines, compensation, and insurance premiums.
Many businesses find that they are not able to recover from the effects of a fire. Some of the main questions that your organisation should be asking itself?
- What are my duties and responsibilities?
- How can I keep people and property safe?
- What are the possible consequences of failure to act?
- Where can I get help and guidance?
Our guides will help you to answer these questions and help you to successfully ensure your organization complies to fire safety legislation.
UK fire safety legislation applies to virtually all non-domestic premises and covers nearly every type of building, structure and open space, such as;
- Offices and shops
- Factories and warehouses
- Sleeping accommodation, hotels, hostels, and B&B's
- Residential care premises, including care homes and hospitals
- Community halls, places of worship and other community premises
- The shared areas of properties (HMO's) in which several households live (housing laws also apply)
- Pubs, clubs and restaurants
- Theatres and cinemas
- Educational premises, school and sports centres
- Outdoor events, tents and marquees
It does not apply to;
- Private homes
- Anything that flies, floats or runs on wheels (unless it is static and used like a building)
- The underground parts of mines or railways, (but it does apply to sub-surface railway stations)
- Building sites (but it does apply to temporary buildings such as site offices)
- Premises used exclusively by foreign armed forces