Fire Safety Awareness

Fire Safety Awareness


  • Date: Friday 8th July 2016

This month at SSG we are focusing on increasing awareness on fire safety.

The Law

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 covers general fire safety in England and Wales.

  • In the majority of premises, local fire and rescue authorities are responsible for enforcing this fire safety legislation. HSE has enforcement responsibility on construction sites, for nuclear premises, and on ships under construction or undergoing repair.
  • Most fires are preventable. Those responsible for workplaces and other buildings to which the public have access can avoid them by taking responsibility for and adopting the right behaviours and procedures.

The Consequence

  • The effects of accidental fires or explosions can be devastating in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and to business continuity.
  • Articles such as the one attached highlight the results of ignoring fire regulations in monetary terms but there are also the cases which highlight the devastating consequences in terms of personal injuries and fatalities.
  • There were 258 fire related deaths in 2014/15.

 

This month’s Toolbox Talk video released onto the YouTube Channel highlights Fire  – Prevention and Control (Click here to view) and is an excellent starter point for anyone wanting to learn more about Fire Safety.  Please feel free to share this video with anyone who may find it useful.


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