As a user or occupier of non-domestic business premises, it’s a legal duty to comply with the “Fire Scotland Act 2005”.
Fire safety laws changed in recent years and so have the consequences for not following them.
Offences and non compliance could cost up to £20,000 in personal fines and two years in prison. However fines for businesses are unlimited and a recent prosecution resulted in a £410,000 penalty.
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The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 outlines your major responsibilities and absolute duties.
In simple terms most businesses must do the following:
- Carry out a fire risk assessment.
- Fire train staff.
- Have an emergency fire action plan.
- Have a fire safety policy.
- Maintain, test and service fire safety measures and equipment.
- Have safe systems of work for disabled employees and visitors
Did you know?
- Scotland has no more than 40% fire safety compliance.
- Compared to the rest of the UK, Scotland had the highest rate of both fatal and non-fatal fire-related casualties.
- 45% of all serious fires in business premises are a result of will full fire raising.
- 80% of businesses never recover from a serious fire.
- The Association of British Insurers (ABI) pays out £3.6m per day in fire insurance claims which is a record level.
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