If you are an employer, you must comply with fire safety law. In particular, you must ensure that you – and all your staff – know what to do to prevent a fire in the workplace, and how to escape if a fire does break out.
The ‘Fire Safety Order’ applies to virtually all buildings, places and structures apart from individual private dwellings. Under its terms, it is an employer’s responsibility to make sure their workplace reaches the required standard and that employees are provided with adequate fire safety training. This should include both induction training and refresher sessions.
The main emphasis of the Order however is on risk reduction and fire prevention. It’s vital to carry out a risk assessment, and a very useful five-point checklist is available by visiting The Communities and Local Government website. The site also gives in-depth advice on how to meet your obligations under the terms of the Order.
If the worst does happen and you suffer a fire at your business premises, then Morgan Clark can help with your insurance claim. Read more about our business insurance claim management services and how we have supported businesses of all sizes.