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Are your Fire Safety Processes up to date? 

Following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower we would like to remind you that you have a legal responsibilities under both the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 and the Regulattory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 ('The Order') 

The Order requires a responsible person in the workplace to carry out a fire risk assessment.  You must pay particular attention to those at higher risk, for example those who suffer with mobility impairment or learning disabilities. The Order also includes a range of absolute duties ranging from providing information and training to employees, to ensuring that the premises and any equipment used for fire prevention are maintained by a suitable system of maintenance by a competent person. 

Recent Inspections carried out by CQC have identified fire safety issues, some of which have been escalated to the local fire authorities. Some of the issues include block fire exits, fire doors wedged open, escape routes used as storage areas and low awareness among staff of what to do in emergency situations. 

If you haven't already done so, now it the time to review fire safety processes at your registered premises to ensure that they are up to date, being followed and are being applied consistently in practice.

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