I run a business out of my small workshop. I am self-employed, does the Fire Safety Order apply to me?
Yes. You must protect yourself and anyone else in the vicinity of your business from fire. To do this you must assess the risks and make general fire precautions. However, you are not required to record the findings of your assessment unless you employ five or more people, hold a licence issued by another authority, or are told to do so in a Notice from the Fire Authority.