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Fire Strategy

Our Fire safety experts will work with you, typically during design stage,  to create an holistic document that ensures that the building is constructed safely and compliant with the requirements of Building Regulations.


The Duty Holder is the employer or person in control of the premises.

The Duty Holder needs to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire. They are required to:

  1. Carry out a risk assessment
  2. Keep sources of ignition and flammable substances apart
  3. Avoid accidental fires
  4. Ensure good housekeeping at all times
  5. Consider how to detect fires and how to warn people quickly if they start
  6. Have correct fire fighting equipment for putting a fire out quickly
  7. Keep fire exits and escape routes clearly marked and unobstructed
  8. Ensure workers receive appropriate training
  9. Review and Update your risk assessment regularly.



Organisations are required by law to provide information, instruction and training to their employees with regards to fire precautions in the workplace. This is highlighted in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.   In Scotland general fire safety is covered in Part 3 of the Future (Scotland) Act 2005.  In the majority of premises, local fire and rescue authorities are responsible for enforcing fire safety legislation. HSE has enforcement responsibility on construction sites and on ships under construction or undergoing repair.


BAFE is the independent registration body fire safety organisations across the UK. All BAFE registered organisations have been independently assessed by BAFE to determine quality evidence of their competency to confidently deliver specific fire safety services.  AEC is a member of BAFE.

* AEC is UKAS accredited for asbestos surveys, air testing and bulk sample analysis only.

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