The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to provide whatever training as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of their employees.
Under the Fire Safety (Regulatory Reform) Order there is a requirement to provide training for those people who are authorised to use the extinguishers.
UK Fire Safety legislation dictates that employers must ensure that employees are provided with adequate fire safety training. Adequate training is a legal requirement.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 tells us that we should ensure that ‘the premises are, to the extent that it is appropriate, equipped with appropriate fire-fighting equipment’