Northern Ireland Fire Safety Legislation


 

Fire and Rescue Services Order (NI) 2006 and the Fire Safety Regulations (NI) 2010 are the two pieces of fire safety legislation in Northern Ireland. Under this legislation is the requirement to complete and to review a fire risk assessment if an employer has five or more employees. For further information please access the link below;

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2010/325/contents/made

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisi/2006/1254/contents

 

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 forms another important piece of legislation in NI. Under this legislation falls the requirement to complete “suitable and sufficient risk assessments” for the employees and for those persons not in his employment who may be at risk from the work or actions of the business. Also under this legislation is the requirement for “Co-operation and co-ordination” for those business building which have multi-occupancy tenants. This section clearly highlights the requirement to “co-operate with the other employers concerned so far as is necessary to enable them to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed upon them by or under the relevant statutory provisions;

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2000/388/contents/made

 

The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (Part “E”) Highlights requirements for the Means of escape (MoE) from a building and the construction to prevent fire spread and limit smoke movement;

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2000/389/contents/made

Further guidance can be obtained from the NI Fire and Rescue Services website;

http://www.nifrs.org/firesafe/

There is a large number of related legislation and British Standards, contact us for any further advice or guidance