The management of fire risks within any property is an important task. The management of fire risk within a workplace is, however, a statutory duty placed upon the employer by the Fire Safety (Scotland) Act 2005 and its subsidiary regulations.

Here we explore the roles and responsibilities of individuals during a Fire Evacuation and give guidance on the use of a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) to ensure those with mobility difficulties can evacuate a building. It is important to remember that the critical starting point in the PEEP process is to attempt to seek information about the support likely to be needed by people before they visit/enter the workplace. Letters of invitation, joining instructions or letters of appointment should all seek an indication of the type of support likely to be required. Use the relevant downloads below to find out more and participate in the “log in to learn” training course.

GD28 - Fire Safety in the Workplace
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Date modified: 05-07-2019
Updated on 12th July 2019

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