The Fire Safety (Employees Capabilities) (England) Regulations 2010

These regulations came into force on April 2010. It did not impose any extra requirements on organisations, it was purely a technical wording that reinforces what The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 did not make quite so clear. The regulation is a single line, stating; "Every employers must, in entrusting tasks to employees take into account their capabilities as regards to health and safety so far as those responsibilities relate to fire."

These regulations apply to England only and require employers to take into consideration their employees capabilities when entrusting them with tasks related to fire safety. It is intended to ensure that all tasks are allocated to employees with the necessary skills and experience to ensure safety. If they do not have the appropriate skills or experience, training should be carried out in relation to their specific task.

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