Fire Prevention

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 Fire Prevention

The above Act which will be fully implemented on 1st September 2009, but you will need to take action before that if you sell alcohol.

The above Act demands the provision of a Layout Plan. Part of this Plan necessitates a Fire Risk Assessment. Under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, every workplace is responsible for ensuring that there is a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment available, all staff are trained in Fire Awareness and that this is included in the Induction. This is further reinforced by the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Sections 2 and 3.

Whilst the local Licensing Standards Officers can visit premises at any time, as can the Police, to check that the premises are operating in accordance to their submitted Plans, the Fire and Rescue Service are also at liberty to arrive un-announced to examine the suitability and sufficiency of the Fire Risk Assessments.

To satisfy the requirements of the Licensing Act there must be provision of suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessments and in addition, to satisfy the Licensee’s legal responsibilities, there must be at least one, preferably two employees trained as Fire Wardens. The Fire Warden can and does have an important role in Fire Prevention and is an essential part of the Health & Safety Policy.

We can offer individual Fire Risk Assessments and also offer the following course:

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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
Fire Prevention

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