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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.


Employers have an obligation under their 'Duty of Care' (as stated in the Health and Safety at work Act 1974) to take all reasonable and practicable measures to prevent danger from electrical systems, electrical equipment and conductors.
This includes fixed installations and other equipment, such as portable appliances (the electricity at Work Regulations 1989).

The Regulations make no specific stipulations on examination and testing, but require that all systems to be maintained to prevent danger as far as possible.

It is recommended that your first step is to assess the risk, and this should be done by carrying out a risk assessment to:
• Identify the hazzards
• Decide who might be harmed, and how
• Evaluate risks and decide whether existing measures are adequate

The easiest way to comply fully with your obligation as a 'Duty Holder' is to get a 'Qualified' expert to test electrical wiring systems and associated portable appliances. At FTP Electrical, we will give an unbiased report regarding any remedial work that may be required, and would undertake any small corrections, such as replacement of faulty or incorrectly rated fuses.

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