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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.