Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost?

Fire Management Solutions provide a wide range of services including, strategy design, emergency procedures, staff training, fire risk assessment and consultancy services.

Each client has a specific requirement and therefore all services are priced based upon their needs. You can complete our simple form and we will respond with a fixed price.

What is the current legislation?

In the United Kingdom the Fire Service was subject to the Fire Services Act 1947 and in 2004 it was replaced in England and Wales by the The Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 – Chapter 21. However fire safety was covered by about seventy pieces of fire safety legislation the principal ones being the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997/1999. It was decided the legislation needed to be to rationalised and simplified in England and Wales. This was achieved by using the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 to create a new order and this new order is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

In Scotland this was rejected and separate fire service and fire safety legislation was introduced. It was achieved by introducing the The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 which created The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 plus a number of other relevant fire safety documents, more information is available at the Scottish Fire Law website.

In Northern Ireland it is similar to Scotland and the Fire And Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 was introduced which created the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 more information can be found at Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

This is an overview of the legislation and is described in very general terms consequently it should be read in conjunction with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and the RRO guidance  if a full understanding of the order is required. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order hereafter will be referred to as the Order in this document.The Order should have come into force on the 1st April 2006 but was delayed until the 1st October 2006.

The order is designed to provide a minimum fire safety standard in all non domestic premises including parts of premises used for the purposes of an employer’s undertaking, which is made available to employees as a place of work, and used in connection with the carrying of a trade, business or other undertaking, for profit or not, with a few exceptions. If it is a workplace it designates the employer, if he/she has to some extent control, the Responsible Person.(RP) If any other person has to some extent control then they could have duties under the order. If it is not a workplace then any person having control to some extent or the owner and can be designated the Responsible Person. Those persons or a person acting on their behalf, are required to carry out certain fire safety duties which include ensuring the general fire precautions are satisfactory and conducting a fire risk assessment. If more than five persons are employed it has to be a written assessment.

What training do I need?

All staff are required to undertake fire safety training based on their role within the workplace, the frequency of training will be dependent on the working environment and the level of risk.

The training will be based on the local emergency procedures and will identify specific roles as detailed below:

  • Incident Manager
  • Fire Marshals
  • Impaired Mobility
  • First Aiders
  • General Staff

Each course is designed to address the duties and responsibilities of all key personnel and session times will vary depending on the type of course and range from 1 hour to 1 full day.