As part of our fire safety arrangements, we appoint fire wardens to assist in fire evacuation procedures. How do I ensure that we have sufficient staff to undertake this role and what should that role entail?

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As part of our fire safety arrangements, we appoint fire wardens to assist in fire evacuation procedures. How do I ensure that we have sufficient staff to undertake this role and what should that role entail?

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Under UK fire safety legislation, the responsible person has to establish procedures that will keep people safe from a fire.

Article 15 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the responsible person to nominate a sufficient number of competent persons to implement the procedures for serious and imminent danger in so far as they relate to the evacuation of relevant persons from the premises. These persons are often referred to as fire wardens.

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