ADVICE 19 Aug 2014
This simple guide offers small businesses all the information they need to comply with UK fire safety legislation and explains the employer’s responsibilities under the law.
Aimed at companies operating in simple premises, it provides guidance on how to conduct a fire risk assessment. It details a simple five-step approach, offering useful advice at each stage and highlighting best practice in recording the significant findings of an assessment.
The book also offers guidance on how to prepare an emergency plan that considers business continuity, as well as explaining actions to be taken in the event of fire and allocating responsibilities to certain staff.
The final section details routine inspections of fire safety equipment, staff training and record keeping.
The book contains over 20 pages of sample templates, including forms for recording a risk assessment; an emergency plan; regular fire safety equipment checks; and maintaining details of staff training.