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What is a Fire Safety Notice?

A Fire Safety Notice is a critical document that communicates essential fire safety information and procedures to occupants within a premises. Displayed prominently, this notice outlines evacuation routes, assembly points, and essential steps to follow in the event of a fire. It serves as a clear and concise guide, ensuring that individuals understand how to respond swiftly and safely during emergencies, ultimately reducing the potential risks associated with fire incidents.

This notice includes vital information such as emergency contact details, fire alarm activation instructions, and the location of fire extinguishers and emergency exits. Its visibility and accessibility within the premises are pivotal in educating occupants about fire safety measures and guiding them towards swift and safe evacuation procedures. The notice acts as a proactive tool to enhance awareness, promoting a culture of preparedness and ensuring that individuals are well-informed and equipped to respond effectively in case of a fire emergency.

A Fire Safety Notice plays a fundamental role in fostering a safe environment by providing occupants with crucial information regarding fire safety protocols and procedures. By clearly outlining necessary actions to take during a fire emergency, this notice contributes significantly to reducing potential harm and ensuring orderly evacuation. It stands as a visible reminder of fire safety measures, empowering individuals to act promptly and safely, ultimately enhancing overall fire safety within the premises.

Fire Safety Notice template
fire safety notice template

What legal and best practice aspects should employers be aware of?

  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: Mandates the display of fire safety signs and notices in non-domestic premises to inform occupants about fire precautions and procedures.

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: Imposes a general duty on employers to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of employees, which includes the provision of necessary safety notices.

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999: Requires employers to undertake risk assessments and inform employees about significant risks, including fire hazards, possibly through notices.

  • Building Regulations 2010 (England and Wales): Specifies requirements for fire safety signs and notices in the design and construction of buildings.

  • The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006: Legislation specific to Scotland that outlines requirements for fire safety notices and communication of fire safety information.

Fire Safety Notice


If a fire is discovered:

  • Sound the Alarm using the nearest Fire Alarm call point.

If the Fire Alarm sounds:

  • Proceed quietly to the nearest exit.
  • Leave personal belongings behind.
  • Walk calmly out of the building, ensuring doors are closed behind.

DO NOT re-enter the building until instructed it is safe.

Staff responsibilities:

  • Take a register of all employees and visitors. Notify the Responsible Person immediately if anyone cannot be accounted for.
  • Call the Fire Service if necessary.


Your cooperation ensures everyone's safety.

[Company Name] Date: [Date]


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