New Fire Safety Legislation

Posted in : HR Updates on 7 February 2011
Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services
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1. Introduction

The Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (FSR) came into force on 15 November 2010. The FSR reform the law relating to fire safety in non-domestic premises in Northern Ireland and follow a modern ‘risk-based’ approach to fire safety. They repeal the Fire Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 but work in tandem with the existing Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.

2. What action will the new legislation require?

One major difference is that fire certificates previously issued will no longer be required. Instead the FSR impose a general duty to carry out a fire risk assessment, the main points to cover being the safety of your

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Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services

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