Fire and Rescue Service
This website provides information that should assist Fire and Rescue Authorities in balancing risks, particularly in their wider role to protect the public, while meeting their legal duties to protect the health and safety of their staff and others.
Striking the balance between operational and health and safety duties in the Fire and Rescue Service
Common sense, safety & heroism
HSE has published guidance outlining how HSE defines heroism and explains how HSE will deal with such instances.
Frequently asked questions
- Who is responsible for fire safety?
- Can I carry out my duties effectively and comply with health and safety requirements at the same time?
- Can I be prosecuted under health and safety legislation if I risk my life to save others?
- As an employer what do I need to do to meet my legal responsibilities for fire safety?