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Measures 4 to 6

Deaths, injuries and incidents which occur as a result of fire in the places where people work and visit.

 

These measures are all about making sure you are safe when at work or school, on the road or visiting a business such as a hotel or shop. This basically covers anything that isn’t a home or dwelling.

There are laws in place to keep you safe when you are out and about. Our protection work is focused on ensuring compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This is to ensure that non-domestic buildings where you work, visit or enjoy leisure time are provided with facilities that will give a safe means of escape in the event of a fire.

We have a programme of inspections carried out by highly trained staff to ensure compliance with the legislation. The initial inspection is a simple check that will provide an indication as to the level of fire protection in place within the premises. Those carrying out the inspection will give guidance to those responsible for the premises and identify any areas that need more detailed checks.

All of our fire protection activities are targeted at those premises that we perceive to present the greatest risk to the community and we are committed to enforcing the law so that you are safe and protected from the risk of death or injury caused by fire.

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The Home Office collects detailed information on incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services and you can
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