Fire Safety at Work

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is committed to helping all businesses in the county by providing advice and information on fire safety issues and legislation.

The Protection Team enforces the provisions of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, a piece of legislation which applies to virtually any place other than single private dwellings.

The Order places the duty for ensuring a safe property with the Responsible Person for the premises. The Protection Team has a programme for auditing premises within the Service Area based upon the level of risk each property presents.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is committed to reducing regulatory burden and supporting compliant business growth through the development of open and constructive relationships with the businesses we regulate. This is achieved through the adoption of the Regulators Code 2014 which provides a clear framework for how regulators, including your Fire and Rescue Service engage with those we regulate, helping your business to meet your responsibilities and carry out our activities in a transparent way.

Within this area of the site, you will find a range of information and links to guidance which has been published to in order to assist Responsible Persons to comply with legislation. For more information relating to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Protection Strategy for the Built Environment click here.

Advice For Employers>>
Do you need emergency lighting? Have you got the right fire extinguishers? Find out everything a business needs to know about fire safety requirements.

Advice For Employees>>
Ensure that the safety of you and your colleagues is being adequately protected by taking a look at our fire safety advice for employees.

Frequently Asked Questions >>
How do I carry out a fire risk assessment? Will the Fire Service inspect my premises? We help answer your queries.

Enforcement Notices>>
A Public Register of Enforcement Notices issued by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority is now available to view online.

Need more information?
From shops to offices and hotels to factories, download useful fire safety guides produced for different businesses by Communities and Local Government or take a look at
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Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:50
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