Fire Safety Law
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) came into effect in October 2006 and replaced more than 70 pieces of fire safety law.
The new law put the emphasis on preventing fires and reducing the risk. It is now your responsibility to ensure the safety of everybody in your company as well as those in the immediate vicinity.
All commercial premises are now required to appoint a 'Responsible Person'. The Responsible Person needs to carry out a risk assessment. Once the risks have been identified, the Responsible Person should then consider what precautions are necessary to reduce these risks to an acceptable level.