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Fire-fighting equipment
Domain: Health and safety at work => Protective measures
Grammatical category
Noun phrase
Grammar notes
Equipment that the employer provides to extinguish fires in order to protect his employees and others.

Minimum provision
All fire-fighting equipment provided must be suitable, sufficient, easily accessible, indicated by suitable signs, comply with relevant standards and be appropriately maintained. The location of fire-fighting equipment will normally be indicated using a signboard or by colouring the background behind the equipment red. If the equipment itself is predominantly red, there may be no need for a red background as well.
Definition source
Jones 2003 adapted from Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 and The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 – guidance on regulations, 1996, HSE Books.
European legislation
Directive 89/391/EEC, 89/654/EEC, 92/91/EEC
British legislation
Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997
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