The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations was introduced in 1997 but was amended in 1999. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 put in place responsibility require employer to ensure safety from fire in the workplace. As every business has a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of employees and other people and to protect the environment. These regulations required the employer which is also known as ‘ the ‘responsible person’ to assess the likelihood of a fire taken place and its consequences for those in the workplace and to take appropriate measures to reduce or eliminate the chances so occupants can evacuate the premises safely. The meaning of ‘The responsibly person’ is they should appoint and oversee the requirements and complete a full risk assessment of their premises. This The main requirement for a user of the premises to: -Carry out and review fire risk assessment
-To provide and maintain fire precautions to safeguard those who use the workplace. -Check that a fire can be detected in a reasonable time and that staff can be easily warned. -Check that staff can get out quickly and safely in the event of a fire. -Provide, check and maintain sufficient fire fighting equipment. -Plan for an emergency and provide appropriate training for staff and provide information, instruction and training to employees about the fire precautions provided. Also The Fire Precautions (Workplace Regulations) amended states that over five workers in the premises must have a written fire risk assessment detailing the appropriate fire safety work required though some premises can be exempt.