Fire Laws In Northern Ireland

The current fire safety legislation in Northern Ireland is replaced by the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 and associated regulations. This will simplify existing Fire Safety legislation in non-domestic premises and reinforce the modern risk based approach to fire prevention.

The Fire Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 was repealed on 15 November 2010 and the previous fire certification process ceased.

Typically the employer, owner or occupier of the premises is responsible for fire safety. In law, they are known as the ‘responsible person’.

All workplaces, commercial premises and other buildings the public have access to must have a fire safety risk assessment carried out. The responsible person must carry out or arrange for a risk assessment of the premises. They must also implement and maintain appropriate and adequate fire safety measures to minimise the risk to life from fire.

Company Fire Safety Policy

Hughes Health & Safety can assist you to ensure you are creating a good fire safety culture in your business by devising a tailored Fire Safety Policy.

  • Our complete Fire Policy package* includes:
  • A fire risk assessment
  • Documented fire safety procedures
  • Maintenance, testing and inspection logs
  • A guide to fire extinguishers
  • Employee Questionnaire
  • Individually produced to enhance company image
  • Company branding included
  • Full colour cover and spine hardcopy file
  • electronic versions of each section of the policy that can be easily transferred for Tender application, certifications etc