The Employees’ Capabilities Regulations now in force

Posted under Legislation on 13 Jun 2010

The Fire Safety (Employees’ Capabilities) (England) Regulations 2010, came into force on 6th April 2010. Essentially this will require employers to provide evidence of ‘competent’ training for fire related tasks. Griffin Fire Training now incorporates guidance on this employer responsibility

The relevant part of the Regulations is as follows:

1.(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Fire Safety (Employees’ Capabilities) (England) Regulations 2010 and shall come into force on 6th April 2010.

(2) These Regulations apply to England only.

Employer to take employees’ capabilities into consideration

2. Every employer must, in entrusting tasks to employees, take into account their capabilities as regards health and safety, so far as those capabilities relate to fire.

These Regulations are made in exercise of the powers conferred by article 24 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.