Why do I have to practice fire safety?

All Non domestic properties within the UK are required to comply with the following regulations and orders:
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 covers general fire safety in England and Wales.
Scotland Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.
Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006
Tio will help you manage your fire safety duties.
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Why do I need a Fire Risk Assessment?

Your fire risk assessment is the cornerstone of fire safety for your building and is a regulatory requirement. The fire risk assessment will evaluate fire safety practices, process and mitigate any fire safety risks. The fire risk assessment will contain ongoing actions and safety processes that ensure that fire risks and the procedures that manage safety are maintained. Correctly completed, your Tio Fire Log Book can form helpful evidence of the completion of tasks and may be needed for inspection by third parties such as insurers, H&S inspectors, the Fire and Rescue Service or even an inquest following a fire.

Further information about fire risk assessments can be found here.

Why do I need a Fire Log Book?

Your Fire Risk Assessment will evaluate fire safety practices that should be recorded in your Log Book. Correctly completed, your Tio Fire Log Book will contain helpful evidence of the completion of tasks and may be needed for inspection by third parties, such as insurers, H&S inspectors, the Fire and Rescue Service and even an inquest following a fire.

I have low risks so why do I need to keep a Log Book?

Even the lowest risk environment has a potential for fire. Every non domestic premises needs a Fire Risk Assessment and if that risk assessment indicates the need for even basic fire safety equipment or procedures these must be regularly checked, tested and / or performed by the building occupier and a Competent Service Provider. The Fire Log Book is evidence that these checks have been completed and that effective fire safety and fire risk management is practised.

Who needs to see the Fire Log book

The enforcing body for fire safety legislation in the UK for the majority of premises is the local Fire and Rescue authority. The Health and Safety Executive has enforcement responsibility on construction sites, for nuclear premises and on ships under construction or undergoing repair. So you might consider the enforcing body to be the most likely entity to request to see your Fire Log Book. On a practical level, anyone from within your organisation that has relevant responsibilities, your Fire Service Providers, assessment bodies such as third party inspectors, your insurers and indeed  anyone with legitimate cause that needs to satisfy themselves your premises is safe may need to see your Log Book.

Where can I find independent fire safety advice?

Independent fire safety advice can be found at GOV.UK here.