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Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 1 1 Learning Disability and Mental Health Provider Engagement Group Your responsibilities under the Regulatory.

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1 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 1 1 Learning Disability and Mental Health Provider Engagement Group Your responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

2 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 2 Your responsibilities The RR(FS)O 2005 places a legal responsibility on the employer to protect relevant persons from fire Carry out a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment Ensure that you understand your responsibilities, act on the significant findings of the fire risk assessment

3 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 3 Our responsibilities Audits/inspections Follow up complaints Informal and formal action – Notification of Deficiencies, Enforcement, Prohibition Education and guidance

4 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 4 What is a “suitable and sufficient” fire risk assessment? The 5 stages of fire risk assessment 1.Identify fire hazards 2.Identify people at risk 3.Evaluate, remove or reduce from risk 4.Record, plan, instruct and train 5.Review

5 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 5 Common issues Poor or no staff training Inappropriate evacuation procedures Insufficient staffing levels Inappropriate implementation of “stay put” Poor or no maintenance of fire detection systems and fire doors Inappropriate reliance on the Fire Service to attend and rescue

6 Working in partnership to make Dorset safer 6 Any questions? responsibilities or Emma Turner, Business and Partnership Engagement Officer, Dorset Fire & Rescue Service ( )


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