Business fire safety
The Fire Precautions Act 1975 (FP Act 75) covers Licensed Premises, Hotels and Boarding Houses, Entertainment Premises, Nursing Homes and Recreation or Sport premises. These properties are generally issued with a fire certificate.
Shops, Offices, Factories and Warehouse are not designated uses under the FP Act 75 and so do not require a fire certificate. However the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 2003 (MH&SW) do require that you carry out a fire risk assessment to ensure your place of work is safe in regards to fire risks. The downloadable document offer guidance on how to carry out a fire risk assessment and how to ensure your property is safe.
If you run a business or are responsible for flats then you may need to comply with fire safety laws.
The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service (IOMFRS) has a General Fire Safety Team who are responsible for the application and enforcement of the Fire Precautions Act 1975 and in particular the fire certification of designated premises which fall within the scope of the Act.
The team has a programmed inspection regime to ensure compliance with the conditions of the individual certificates and will offer advice, education and enforcement to achieve compliance.
The team also provides free expert fire safety advice to members of the community, government departments and private businesses to ensure that all premises and public events are safe in the event of a fire or emergency.
Fire safety officers also sit on the Event Safety Advisory Group (ESAG) offering advice and assistance to ensure that event organisers comply with current legislation and follow best practice, thus ensuring events are both safe and enjoyable.
From this page you can download an application form for a fire certificate and other documents you may require such as application forms to change the name of premises or the occupier. There are also fire safety guidance documents on marquees and temporary structures, campsites and tourist accommodation including Homestay.
If you require more information please contact:
Department of Home Affairs Headquarters
+44 1624 647300 or +44 1624 647303