Fire is probably the most likely catastrophic risk to which we are exposed; this exposure can occur not only in the workplace but also in the home. When a fire occurs, not only does it pose a major threat to life but it can destroy property and cause major business loss, or in many cases, failure.
The consequences, for both organisations and individuals can be serious. Apart from loss of life and the destruction of property, failure to comply with regulatory requirements can lead to fines, imprisonment and disqualification. This applies to directors, managers and company secretaries.
Legislation has been in place in the United Kingdom for many years to ensure the need for fire protection measures related to various premises is recognised and implemented to protect those people who may be involved or affected by a fire incident at those premises.
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