Fire Safety

It is now no longer the Fire and Rescue Service's duty to make sure that business premises are safe. Accountability now lies firmly with 'the responsible person' in all premises other than a single private dwelling.

At most workplaces the local Fire and Rescue Authority is responsible for enforcing general fire safety and if you need advice you should contact them.

For further information please visit

GOV.UK has full details of fire safety and risk assessment.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue