Fire safety at public places
Fire safety in public places
The "duty of care" in respect to fire safety in buildings rests with the Owner/Occupier under the Fire Service Act, 1981. The Fire Authorities have various powers of inspection and enforcement for Fire Prevention/safety measures in existing Buildings.
Section 18(2) of the Fire Services Act, 1981 & 2003 is quoted as follows:
“It shall be the duty of every person having control over premises to which this section applies to –
(a) take all reasonable measures to guard against the outbreak of fire on such premises,
(b) provide reasonable fire safety measures for such premises and prepare and provide appropriate fire safety procedures for ensuring the safety of persons on such premises,
(c) ensure that the fire safety measures and procedures referred to in paragraph (b) are applied at all times, and
(d) ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of persons on the premises in the event of an outbreak of fire whether such outbreak has occurred or not.”
The Dublin Fire Brigade responds to fires and other emergencies, thereby protecting the people, industry and property of our city.
If you have any concerns about fire safety in a public place or public building, or if you need fire safety advice call Dublin Fire Brigade on (01) 222 4000.