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Main requirements under the legislation
Carry out a fire risk assessment for the premises over which you have control;
Identify the fire hazards and risks associated with the premises, materials/substances, activities etc;
Identify the people, or groups of people at risk and anyone who may be especially at risk;
Remove and reduce the risks as far as reasonably possible;
Put in place general fire precautions to deal with any remaining risks;
Implement additional preventative and protective measures if flammable or explosive substances are used or stored on the premises;
Develop and implement appropriate emergency procedures in the event of fire;
If you have five or more employees, or require a licence or registration, you must record the significant findings of the risk assessment and any actions you have taken to remove/reduce the risk;
Review the risk assessment periodically or after significant changes in the workplace.
© NIFRS 2010