Fire Safety Order 2005
In accordance with the Fire Safety Order 2005, a 'responsible person' must carry out, or appoint a 'competent person' to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments of the fire safety in commercial or domestic premises in order to protect others from the risks of a potential fire.
As most fires are preventable, those responsible for buildings and premises should take responsibility for and adopt the right behaviours and procedures.
Fire safety is important in all premises, whether it be an office, hotel, house, apartment or a warehouse. It’s critical to identify fire hazards, the people at risk, reduce the risk from occurring and inform others how they can play their part in ensuring the safety of a workplace, domestic property or a public place.
There are fire safety regulations for commercial landlords, so if you’re renting out a property to tenants, you will first need to make sure that it is agreed who will be taking care of the building fire safety, as it may be better for a professional to meet the fire safety requirements for commercial buildings.
Fire hazards increase the likelihood of a fire breaking out or impeding the escape in the event of a fire outbreak occurring. This is why fire safety is a critical component of general health and safety.
A fire hazard may include a situation that increases the likelihood of a fire or may impede escape in the event a fire occurs. Fire safety is often a component of building safety.