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Fire protection

When you are responsible for an event, activity or building, you are also responsible for fire safety. As a manager, you must work to prevent fires and minimize fire risks. You must also provide training and equipment to minimize the damage caused by a fire.

According to the law, the owner of a building and the person conducting activities there has the ultimate responsibility for fire protection. This means that you are obliged to have a reasonable amount of equipment for extinguishing and saving lives in the event of a fire. You must also take the necessary measures to prevent fire and to prevent or limit damage caused by fire.

Fire protection also means carrying out systematic fire protection work. The scope varies depending on the type of building and activity, but it is basically about knowing what fire protection exists in the building and how it works.

Systematic fire protection work - Gästrike Räddningstjänst (in Swedish) External link, opens in new window.


Gästrike Räddningstjänst conducts inspections according to the law on protection against accidents to check fire protection. If deficiencies are discovered, they have the right to issue an injunction demanding that deficiencies be remedied. In some cases, when deficiencies in fire protection mean that there is a great risk of people being injured or killed in a fire, the activity can be prohibited until the fire protection has been remedied.

Supervision - Gästrike Räddningstjänst (in Swedish) External link, opens in new window.


Gästrike Räddningstjänst, 026-17 96 53 (in Swedish) External link, opens in new window.

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