Summary

Failures in fire safety management are often cited as a contributory factor in serious and fatal fires in the UK. There are both legal and practical drivers for introducing a formal fire safety management system.

BS 9997 is a certifiable fire safety management system standard. It sets out the requirements for fire safety management implementation, including fire safety policy and objectives, hazard identification and elimination, risk identification and reduction and continual improvement of fire safety performance.

Employers' Duties

The responsible or appropriate person or dutyholder has duties under the relevant regulations, which, depending on jurisdiction, are the:

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