Who is Responsible?
The legislation has significantly changed the way in which employers and people in control of premises are required to manage fire safety. Responsibility for fire safety in the workplace now clearly rests with the employer and those with any degree of control of premises (deemed the appropriate person).
They must take reasonable steps to:
Reduce the risk from fire
Ensure people are able to escape safely if there is a fire.
NIFRS will be the enforcing authority in respect of the majority of premises and will visit premises to ensure compliance with fire safety law. NIFRS will achieve this by an appropriate risk based inspection program