Fire safety

What you will find on this page

Where to get information and advice on general fire safety and work-process fire precautions.

Your duties as an event organiser

To prevent and mitigate the risk of fire at an event.

What you should know

General fire safety

As an employer (and/or building owner or occupier) you are required to carry out and maintain a fire safety risk assessment.  This is under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which applies in England and Wales, and under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 as amended, and the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006. The fire safety assessment can be carried out either as a separate exercise or as part of a single risk assessment covering other health and safety risks.

You need to make sure that, based on the findings of the assessment, you take adequate and appropriate fire safety measures to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire.

Find out more

If you need advice from the fire authorities, you should contact them at:

Process fire safety

Process fire precautions are the special fire precautions required in any workplace in connection with the work processes carried out there (including the storage of articles, substances and materials relating to those work processes). Use of LPG at an event is an example of a process fire safety risk.

Find out more

HSE fire and explosion website

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Updated 2021-11-04