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Fire safety in the workplace

The principal aim of Fire Safety Legislation is to ensure the safety of people and property by reducing the incidence of fire and the effects of fire should it occur. This activity is supported by legislation, which sets standards for building design and management.

The Service continues to work with commerce and industry to ensure that safety standards are met. The introduction of the Fire Precaution (Workplace) Regulations 1997 has fundamentally challenged the Service in its approach to the way it deals with the business community, and had formalised the consultative process that has existed up until now.

All staff have their part to play in preventing fire in the workplace. Here you will find various advice guides as well as checklists that you can use to identify key questions about fire safety. These checklists will assist in identifying many of the issues that need to be considered as part of the fire risk assessment. If the answer to any of the questions is ‘No’, action should be taken to put matters right.

Bear in mind that fire occurs when a source of ignition comes into contact with combustible material. Control all sources of ignition and you will greatly reduce the danger of fire.

 


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