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Managing fire risk is an essential and sensible business management function and it's also a legal requirement. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) requires business to assess the fire risks from their operations. The fire safety measures within a workplace must comprise the following: Measures to reduce the risk of fire and the risk of spread of fire The means of escape from fire The measures necessary to assist people in the use of the escape routes, such as emergency escape lighting, fire exit signs and measures for smoke control Fire extinguishing appliances Any fire alarm system necessary