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The FRS Fire and Rescue Service are responsible for compliance with the Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Orders 2005, which became law in October 2006.   These changed the way that fire safety is managed and enforced with regards to buildings.

In certain circumstances the FRS will prosecute individuals or companies for breaches of the Legislation. the Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Orders 2005 the sentence can range from a fine and this can be unlimited or a custodial sentence of up to 2 years.

At Poole Alcock we can advise on;

  • Helping employers manage their employment obligations if a situation occurs
  • Defending Companies facing corporate manslaughter and other regulatory/criminal offences
  • Representing companies and individuals dealing with inspections, investigations and interviews
  • Enforcement notices
  • Prohibition notices
  • Alteration notices

The responsibilities for anyone who owns a property are many and varied under this legislation. Some of the responsibilities include;

  • Undertaking fire risk assessments
  • Planning for an emergency and training staff sufficiently providing fire warnings and detection equipment
  • Regular maintenance and testing of fire safety equipment
  • Providing necessary equipment to fight a fire
  • Providing suitable means of escape in the event of a fire

At Poole Alcock we can assist you in defending allegations that have been made against you, regardless of which stage of the investigation your case is at. The earlier one seeks appropriate advice the stronger the defence often is.

Poole Alcock offer competitive rates for representation and advice. Contact us today for further information. 

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