Employers Duties.

Employers, and, or building owners, or occupiers must;

  • Carry out a fire safety risk assessment.
  • Keep sources of ignition and flammable substances apart.
  • Avoid accidental fires, eg make sure heaters cannot be knocked over.
  • Ensure good housekeeping at all times, eg avoid build-up of rubbish that could burn.
  • Consider how to detect fires and how to warn people quickly if they start, eg installing smoke alarms and fire alarms or bells.
  • Have the correct fire-fighting equipment for putting a fire out quickly.
  • Keep fire exits and escape routes clearly marked and unobstructed at all times.
  • Ensure your workers receive appropriate training on procedures they need to follow, including fire drills.
  • Review and update your risk assessment regularly.