Fire Training Legislation
It is a legal requirement for staff to have an adequate level of fire safety training. The level will vary depending on the size of the company and the inherent risks within the workplace. Depending on the fire risk assessment and the subsequent fire policy/emergency plan, selected staff (competent persons) will be required to be trained to a particular level. For premises that hold a Fire Certificate, details of staff training may be specified. A Fire Risk Assessment will detail the exact training employers are obliged to provide by law.
In England and Wales, if you’re an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, you’re responsible for fire safety and are known as the ‘responsible person’.
As the ‘responsible person’ you are required by Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to:
- carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises
- tell staff and/or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
- put in place, and maintain, adequate and appropriate fire safety measures to remove or reduce the risk to life
- plan for an emergency
- provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training
Employers are legally required by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to provide information, instruction and training to employees about fire precautions in the workplace. If you need advice on your training responsibilities then please give us a call on 0121 457 8484 and our friendly team of fire safety experts will be happy to help.
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