Fire Safety regulations apply to all business premises including tourist accommodation and visitor attractions. Under these regulations it is the responsibility of the business owner or anyone who is in control of the premises to ensure fire prevention and risk reduction measures are in place.
Fire Risk Assessments
Fire risk assessments identify the key measures needed to safeguard the safety of employees, visitors/guests and other persons who may be affected in the event of a fire in your premises. It involves undertaking an in depth look at your premises and the people likely to use them in order to consider the risk of a fire happening. It also involves identifying the measures which need to be in place to prevent a fire happening and to ensure everyone’s’ safety.
A fire risk assessment should be undertaken by the business owner or someone appointed them to carry out the assessment and who is considered competent, i.e. someone who has sufficient training and experience or knowledge. It does not have to be carried out by a consultant or fire safety company, but you can choose to use these services if you prefer.
Further fire safety information is available from Health and Safety Works NI
(the small business advisory service of the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland). You can contact Health and Safety Works NI on:
Tel: 0300 020 0030