Fire Safety Log Book
In a bid to help local businesses with Fire Safety legislation, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a new Fire Safety Log Book.
The log book and guidance is free to download from the Service website and is aimed at assisting the owners and occupiers of non-domestic premises to keep important fire safety records.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Business Safety Manager, Mandy Eeles said: "The Fire Safety Order states that every premise has a responsible person who must carry out a fire risk assessment taking into account fire risks and hazards on the premises."
There is no statutory requirement to maintain a fire safety log book, but possibly the most effective way of demonstrating compliance with fire safety legislation is to keep records, and the new log book is one way of doing that.
Mandy added: “Whilst this log book is not comprehensive, it does seek to cover the main requirements for demonstrating compliance with current fire safety legislation. One of the good things about keeping this log book up to date is that evidence of good systems and procedures will be readily available should the business be inspected by our officers. People might like to keep it with any records relating to their current fire risk assessment, making sure that they review it periodically”.
With the exception of a very few specialised sites and specific risks, the majority of non-domestic premises and sites throughout England and Wales must now conform with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the Fire Safety Order).
Guidance on carrying out a fire risk assessment and the logbooks can be downloaded from the Business Safety section
Fire Safety Log Book (new window PDF)
Date published: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09:41:29 GMT