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How often does Fire Safety Training have to be done?

How often does Fire Safety Training have to be done?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 [21(1)] and The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 [20(1)] state that-

The responsible person/employer must ensure that his or her employees are provided with adequate fire safety training –

(a) at the time when they are first employed; and

(b) on their being exposed to new or increased risks because of –

(i) their being transferred or given a change of responsibilities within the responsible person’s/employer’s undertaking;
(ii) the introduction of new work equipment into, or a change respecting work equipment already in use within, the responsible person’s/employer’s undertaking;
(iii) the introduction of new technology into the responsible person’s/employer’s undertaking;
(iv) the introduction of a new system of work into, or a change respecting a system of work already in use within, the responsible person’s/employer’s undertaking.

The training must –

(a)include suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself or herself and other relevant persons on the premises;

(b)be repeated periodically where appropriate;

(c)be adapted to take account of any new or changed risks to the safety of the employee concerned;

(d)be provided in a manner appropriate to the risk identified by the risk assessment; and

(e)take place during working hours.

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