Everyone is responsible for fire safety at work, Employees and Employers.
Fires at work kill people and businesses, so it makes good sense for everyone in the workplace to consider fire safety.
In October 2006 the Government updated the fire safety legislation that applies in England and Wales by enacting the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Further information on fire safety legislation can be found on the employers' responsibility page.
The following paragraphs provide an overview of employees and employers responsibilities under the new legislation concerning Fire Safety at Work. In addition East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service offer a number of Commercial Courses to help businesses in the area tackle fire safety issues.
Your employer has a responsibility to ensure that all employees in the workplace are safe should a fire break out. You, as an Employee also have a duty under Health & Safety Regulations for your own safety and that of your work colleagues.
This includes :-