Health and Safety At Work

Our goal is to protect people against risks to health or safety arising out of work activities.

Fire safety legislation 

Following the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 businesses are required to have a fire risk assessment and comply with fire safety legislation. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are available to advise on matters of Business Safety. Please follow the link below to visit their website for further information.

Who it applies to

The Fire Safety Order applies to most non-domestic premises. It includes many businesses, such as:

  • Guesthouses
  • Small day nurseries
  • Self-employed people
  • Parts of the voluntary sector

How the legislation effects your business 

The legislation fundamentally changed the way in which fire safety for businesses is carried out and enforced. It provides for a risk-based approach to fire safety in non-domestic premises. This allows more efficient and effective enforcement by the fire and rescue service.

If you would like more information please visit the Cheshire Fire website



Contact us

Commercial Services - Cheshire East Council

0300 123 5015

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