It has been suggested that we should have an “emergency pack” in the event of a fire occurring on our premises that is made available to the fire and rescue service. Is this a legal requirement and what should such a pack contain?

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It has been suggested that we should have an “emergency pack” in the event of a fire occurring on our premises that is made available to the fire and rescue service. Is this a legal requirement and what should such a pack contain?

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Legislative requirements such as the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 require the dutyholder to provide information to emergency services if, for example, dangerous substances on the premises present more than a slight risk.

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