The statutory Fire Safety Audit of Workplaces in Kenya is a legal requirement governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA [2007], and its subsidiary legislation (Legal Notice No. 59/2007, Fire Risk Reduction Rules, 2007). This is done in order to ensure that occupiers always provide safe and fire risk reduced work environment for workers, neighbours and other stakeholders besides benefiting the surrounding environment. Failure to ensure such conditions, according to the provisions of OSHA [2007],
can result in huge fines besides arraignment in court of the company directors, managers and other officers, as the case may dictate.

 Methodology and work plan
The fire safety audit shall be conducted in three stages as listed below.

  • Pre-audit activities
  • On site activities
  • Post Audit Activities