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About Fire Safety Training

Whatever type of business you have, or how many people you employ, fire safety must be a main concern. Achieving fire safety in your place of work largely comes down to common sense and although the business owner is usually the person responsible, there should be a team approach with all staff knowing how they can help prevent fire. It is crucial that information about fire safety, and about actions to take in the event of a fire, are always easily accessible to everyone at your place of work. By making sure you have the correct strategies in place, you can easily minimize the risk of a fire emergency.

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Main Causes of Fire in the Workplace

In a low-risk office environment, these are the most common causes of fire:

Who’s Responsible for Fire Safety in Your Workplace?


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 covers general fire safety in England and in Wales. It requires reasonable steps to be taken to reduce the risk of fire in the workplace and to make sure there is planning in place should an emergency situation occur.

In Scotland, Part 3 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, supported by the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 applies.

Yes, almost all premises where people work are covered by the Order. This includes offices, shops, care homes and hospitals, schools, sports centres, clubs, hotels, warehouses, factories, pubs and restaurants.

The responsible person must undertake the following themselves or appoint a ‘competent person’ to do them:

  • To carry out a fire risk assessment (or use an outside agency) and make sure it is reviewed regularly.
  • To inform staff of any risks noted.
  • Put in place fire safety measures to reduce the risk of fire.
  • Keep fire safety measures current and maintained.
  • Take further measures if inflammable or explosive materials are stored.
  • Have emergency planning in place.
  • Review and record your planning of emergency procedures.
  • Consider those who may be more at risk and have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan where appropriate.
  • Provide staff with the necessary information and training.


“Great course and feel confident that I could handle an evacuation.”

JM, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Lt

“Great course, informative and useful.”

HC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

“Left the course feeling confident and that we can maintain a safer work environment.”

JG, Eagle Rock Entertainment