Early years providers must have appropriate fire safety policies and procedures in place.

Employers in England and Wales must comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Equivalent legislation applies in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

One of the main duties under fire safety legislation is to conduct risk assessments to determine the appropriate level of fire safety measures to put in place. This topic covers the risk assessment process, the key safety measures, how to develop an emergency plan and a recovery plan, and fire and arson prevention measures.

Employers' Duties

To comply with fire safety legislation, employers or those in charge of early years premises must:

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