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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THE REGULATORY REFORM (FIRE SAFETY) ORDER 2005(Continued)

Where dangerous substances cannot be replaced or risk from its use reduced then measures must be taken to:

  • Control the risk
  • Mitigate the detrimental effects of fire

The responsible person must.

  • Arrange for the safe handling, storage and transport of dangerous substances and its waste
  • Ensure any conditions necessary for elimination or reduction of risk are maintained

Fire fighting and fire detection.Where necessary

in order to safeguard relevant persons the responsible person must ensure that:

  • The premises are to an extent that is appropriate equipped with appropriate fire fighting equipment and with fire alarms and detectors
  • Any non automatic fire fighting equipment is easily accessible and easy to use and indicated by signs.What is appropriate is determined by having regard to the dimensions of the premises and its use, the equipment contained on the premises, the physical and chemical properties of the substances likely to be present and the maximum numbers of persons who may be present at any one time.

The responsible person must where necessary:

  • Take measures for fire fighting fire in the premises
  • Nominate competent persons to implement those measures and to ensure the number of such persons, their training and equipment available to them are adequate and
  • Arrange any necessary contacts with external emergency services particularly as regards fire fighting, rescue work, first aid and emergency medical care.

Emergency routes and exits.

Where necessary, in order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons the responsible person must ensure that routes to emergency exits from premises and the exits themselves are kept clear at all times, easily openable and unlocked whilst the premises is occupied.

Procedures for serious and imminent danger and danger areas

The responsible person must:

  • Establish and, where necessary, give effect to the appropriate procedures including fire drills to be followed in an emergency
  • Nominate a sufficient number of competent persons to implement those procedures where they relate to evacuation of relevant persons from the premises
  • Ensure no relevant person has access to areas of premises that they have not had adequate training for and where access is restricted on safety grounds
  • So far as is practicable require any relevant persons who are exposed to serious and imminent danger to be informed of the nature of the hazard and the steps taken to protect them from it
  • Enable persons concerned to stop work and immediately proceed to a place of safety in the event of being exposed to serious imminent and unavoidable danger (making allowance for the absence of guidance or instruction in the light of their knowledge and the technical means at their disposal).

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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