Regulatory Reform Order

Trevor Lumbard GIFireE

Ex Senior Fire Service fire safety officer with over 30 years Fire Safety experience.

Contacts:

CSAR Fire Limited, 24 Lyde Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5AT

Tel: 01935 424188
Mobile: 07974 409001
E- Mail:

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Below is a very brief description of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and how it affects all businesses when persons are employed.

THE REGULATORY REFORM ( FIRE SAFETY ) ORDER 2005

The Fire Safety Order applies to all buildings excluding Domestic premises occupied as a single private dwelling.

Responsibility for complying with the order rests with the Responsible Person in the workplace who:

  • shall take such General Fire Precautions and will ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the fire safety of any of his employees and
  • In relation to the Relevant persons who are not his employees take such General fire precautions as may be reasonably required in the circumstances to ensure a premises is safe

Risk assessments must be reviewed by the responsible person regularly to keep it up to date and particularly if

  • There is reason to suspect it is no longer valid
  • There has been significant changes to which the risk assessment relates including when the premises special, technical and organisational measures or organisation of work under go significant change, extension or conversion

The responsible person must not employ a young person unless he has made or reviewed an assessment in relation to the risks to the young persons. When making or reviewing the assessment the responsible person who employs or is to employ a young person must take account of:

  • The inexperience, lack of awareness of risks and immaturity of young persons
  • Layout of the premises
  • The nature, degree and duration of exposure to physical and chemical agents
  • The form, range and use of work equipment and the way it is handled
  • The organisation of processes and activities
  • The extent of safety training provided or to be provided to young persons and
  • Risks from agents, processes and work listed in council directive 94/33/EC(a)

‘Young person’ means any person who has not attained the age of 18

As soon after, as practicable, that a risk assessment has been made the responsible person must record the information where:

  • He employs five or more persons
  • A licence under other enactments is in force
  • An Alterations notice requiring this is in force

The prescribed information to be recorded is

  • The significant findings of the assessment including measures which have or will be taken by a responsible person to comply with this order
  • Any group of persons identified by the assessment as being at risk

No new work activity involving dangerous substances may commence unless

  • A risk assessment has been made and
  • The measures required by this order have been implemented

Elimination or reduction of risk from dangerous substances

  • Where a dangerous substance is present in or on a premises the responsible person must ensure the risk to relevant persons is eliminated or reduced so far as reasonably practicable
  • Dangerous substances, must be so far as reasonably practicable, be replaced or the risk from its use reduced

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Trevor Lumbard GIFireE

Ex Senior Fire Service fire safety officer with over 30 years Fire Safety experience.

Contacts:

CSAR Fire Limited, 24 Lyde Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5AT

Tel: 01935 424188
Mobile: 07974 409001
E- Mail:

Email for Quote
Guide to Cost