Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Fire detection and fire fighting.


13. Without prejudice to section 11 of the Act, the Fire Services Acts 1981 and 2003 (No. 30 of 1981 and No.15 of 2003) and other relevant legislation, an employer shall ensure that—

(a) a place of work is equipped with appropriate fire-fighting equipment and, as necessary, fire detectors and an alarm system, taking account of—

(i) the dimensions and use of the buildings,

(ii) the equipment they contain,

(iii) the physical and chemical characteristics of the substances present, and

(iv) the maximum potential number of people present,

(b) non-automatic fire-fighting equipment is—

(i) easily accessible and simple to use, and

(ii) indicated by signs in accordance with Part 7, Chapter 1 and the signs are placed at appropriate points and are adequately durable, and

(c) fire detection equipment and fire-fighting equipment is—

(i) inspected and maintained as frequently as necessary to ensure that it is in good working order, and

(ii) serviced by a competent person as frequently as necessary.