Death In The Workplace Guidance

Firefighter fatalities are hugely tragic events, and during the time after a fatality there is a huge amount for a service to think about and manage.

Services should also read the HSE’s Work Related Death Protocol  which clarifies interaction processes should a death occur in premises where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order applies.

Guidance: Investigation firefighter fatalities – work activities

This guidance note has been produced to assist those tasked with investigating the deaths of fire and rescue personnel whilst at work. It is intended to be read in conjunction with the following documents:

Death in the Workplace: Toolkit for FRS communication teams

This document provides guidance and useful resources for Fire and Rescue Service communications professionals responding to a death in the workplace.