Fire regulations came into force from 1st October 2006, affecting all non-domestic premises in England & Wales.

The Order applies to virtually all premises and covers nearly every type of building, structure and open space.

For example:

  • Offices and shopsFire Risk Assessments
  • Premises that provide care
  • Community halls
  • The common areas of houses in multiple occupation including common fire warning systems etc.
  • Pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • Schools
  • Tents and marquees
  • Hotels and hostels
  • Factories and warehouses

But excluding:

Purely domestic premises occupied by a single family group, If you are : Responsible for business premises, educational premises, an employer, self-employed with business premises, a charity or voluntary organisation, a contractor with a degree of control over any premises then the legislation WILL APPLY TO YOU.

Further to your Fire Risk Assessment There are other fire safety duties you must comply with:

  1. You must appoint one or more competent persons, depending on the size and use of your premises, to carry out any protective or preventative measures.
  2. You must provide your employees with clear relevant information on the risk to them identified in the risk assessment.
  3. You must consult your employees or their representative about the measures you have taken to prevent fires.
  4. You must if employing a child provides the parent with clear and relevant information on the risks to that child in case of fire.
  5. You must inform non-employees, such as temporary or contract workers, of the relevant risks to them, and provide them with information.
  6. You must co-operate and co-ordinate with other responsible persons who have premises in the building and inform them of any significant risks you find, and how you will seek to reduce/control those risks, which might affect the safety of their employees.
  7. You must provide the employer of any person from an outside organisation who is working in your premises with clear and relevant information on the risks to those employees and the preventative measures taken.
  8. You must consider the presence of any dangerous substances and the risk this presents to relevant persons from fire.
  9. You must establish a means of contacting the emergency services and providing them with any relevant information about dangerous substances.
  10. You must provide appropriate information, instruction and training to your employees, during their normal working hours, about fire precautions in your workplace, initially and have regular updating/refresher training.
  11. You must ensure that the premises and any equipment provided in connection with fire fighting, fire detection and warning, or emergency routes and exits are covered by a suitable system of maintenance, and are maintained by a competent person or company in an efficient working order and in good repair.

MGC Services can provide you with the building blocks in the form of the Fire Risk Assessment with prices starting from £75 fully inclusive depending on premises size. We do not charge you VAT in order to assist with costs.

Also check our training page for Fire Warden and Fire Extinguisher Training using our Live-Fire gas training rig.

With a client database consisting of Primary Schools, Secondary and Boarding Schools, Restaurants, Hotels, Public Houses, B&B’s and Manufacturing sites contact me for your requirements and a no obligation quote. References available.