Fire Safety Adviser Overview

The Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 requires the occupier of any building that is a workplace employing 30 or more people to appoint a Fire Safety Adviser. Furthermore, accommodation buildings over 25 meters in effective height and some licensed premises regardless of the number of workers must also appoint a Fire Safety Adviser.

The Fire Safety Adviser has a responsibility to:

  • Be familiar with all aspects of the building fire safety
  • Provide advice to the occupier to ensure appropriate emergency planning has taken place
  • Provide advice to the occupier that appropriate instruction is carried out at the prescribed times and intervals

In addition the Fire Safety Adviser may provide the following assistance to the occupier:

  • Liaise with the occupier to ensure development of the Fire and Evacuation Plan.
  • Liaise with the occupier to ensure the development of the Evacuation Signs.
  • Review the Fire and Evacuation Plan and Evacuation Signs annually.
  • Monitor the buildings prescribed fire safety installation maintenance schedule and maintenance records and advise the occupier of discrepancies.
  • Coordinate the establishment and manage the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) where required.
  • Arrange or provide general evacuation instruction as well as first response evacuation instruction and evacuation coordinator instruction.
  • Provide advice to the occupier of any possible breaches of the regulations.
  • Coordinate evacuation practice.

Fire Safety Compliance Services has a team of qualified and experienced Fire Safety Advisers to fulfill this role for your business.

Fire Safety Adviser – Target Audience

The Fire Safety Adviser service is designed for any business that meets the requirements of needing a Fire Safety Adviser, as outlined in Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.