The Section has responsibility for the administration of Fire Safety Legislation in the community, focusing on the following key legislation:-
- The Fire Safety Order 2005
- Licensing Act 2003
- Building Regulations 2010 (as amended)
- Housing Act 2004
- Care Standards Act 2000
Thus, ensuring that the core aims of the Service are achieved in protecting and improving the community.
The introduction to The Fire Safety Order has formed the basis and core structure for our ongoing work.
The Fire Safety Team are motivated, highly qualified and trained. A Team approach ensures the highest levels of professionalism in order to meet the needs of the community.
Annually, within the UK, on average 30 people die and 2,000 are seriously injured as a result of fires in the work place. Besides the loss of life the damage to property, loss of business, fines, compensation claims and insurance premiums cost the economy over £6 billion. It can be the end for small businesses as 75% of businesses that have a fire within the first year of trading never trade again.
As part of the commitment to reduce fire deaths, injuries and the damage caused by fire the Government has changed fire safety legislation. This section of our website advises on these changes and gives information and guidance to assist in identifying the general fire precautions that may be needed for compliance with this legislation.
You can find out more on particular subjects by following the links in the menu on the right.
Business Fire Safety Awareness Tool
An interactive tool to help small business owners understand their legal duties for fire safety in the workplace. Find out more >