Responsibilities - Information for Employees
If you are an employee, this page gives you a summary of your main rights and
For a comprehensive list of your rights and responsibilities, please refer to
the legislation (see Article 23.)
If you have any doubts about your legal obligations, you should seek independent
As an employee:
- You are entitled to the provision of adequate fire safety measures on the
premises to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, your safety from harm
caused by fire.
- You are entitled to appropriate instruction (and training where necessary)
about any risks identified on the premises, fire safety measures provided and
what to do in the event of a fire.
- You must take reasonable care to ensure the workplace is safe from harm
caused by fire and do nothing that will place yourself or others at risk.
- You must inform your employer (or a fellow employee with specific fire
safety responsibilities), of anything relating to the premises which could
represent a serious and immediate fire safety danger; of anything which you
reasonably consider represents a shortcoming in the employer's fire safety
protection arrangements; or in the event of fire.
- You must co-operate with your employer, so far as is necessary, to allow
them to comply with their fire safety responsibilities.