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Do you have a fire risk assessment?

If you don't you are more likely to have a fire, and you could face enforcement action, be fined or even serve time in prison. It is a legal requirement to keep everyone safe from fire under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. 

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The Regulatory (Fire Safety) Order 2005 covers general fire precautions and other fire safety duties which are needed to protect ‘relevant persons’ in case of fire in and around most ‘premises’.

The Order requires fire precautions to be put in place ‘where necessary’ and to the extent that it is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances to do so. Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the responsible person must carry out, or appoint a competent person to carry out a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment. This must include the risks of fire to their employees, and others who may be affected by their work or business.

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Don’t let this to happen to you!

A South West restaurant owner was ordered to pay nearly £20,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to six breaches of fire safety legislation.

The local Magistrates Court fined the owner £3,000 per offence, which was reduced to £2,000 for his guilty plea, and also ordered him to pay full costs of £7,282.  He was unable to pay and served some time in prison.

Did you know the Fire Service may inspect your premises as part of our responsibility to enforce the law?

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