Legislation category

03 May 2016

Fire deaths rise by 21% as chiefs issue cuts warning

The latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 294 people died in fires in England during 2015, an increase of 21% compared with the 242 deaths recorded in 2014. This has resulted in the largest increase of fire related fatalities for 15 years. The chief fire officers from the six […]

23 Oct 2015

New fire safety legislation for landlords

From October 2015 new regulations will come into force, requiring landlords to ensure the fire safety of their tenants as well as offer protection against carbon monoxide poisoning. Under the new laws smoke alarms must be fitted on every floor of the property as well as carbon monoxide alarms in properties which burn solid fuels. Landlords […]

27 Nov 2010

Disasters are a fact of life…

Fire is the biggest risk to your paper documents, thieves are not interested. 30% of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year. 70% fail within five years. If you run a business, even a small one from home, UK law requires you must keep critical documents, including invoices […]

15 Jun 2010

FIA pledges full support to Corporate Manslaughter Guidelines

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has welcomed the publications of new guidelines relating to the sentencing of organisations under a charge of Corporate Manslaughter.

13 Jun 2010

The Employees’ Capabilities Regulations now in force

The Fire Safety (Employees’ Capabilities) (England) Regulations 2010, came into force on 6th April 2010. Essentially this will require employers to provide evidence of ‘competent’ training for fire related tasks. Griffin Fire Training now incorporates guidance on this employer responsibility.

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