The paper "Influence of Globalization on Fire Service Law and Practice in the UAE" is an engrossing example of coursework on social science. Law is very often a reflection of the customs, traditions, and edicts that have come out of the experience of a people. In recent years, thanks to globalization the process of borrowing from the laws and technology of other countries has increased. Many countries, including former colonies, have borrowed extensively from UK law. But colonial ties are not the only link between countries when it comes to the law.
Rather, reasonableness and applicability are important. This paper focuses on fire safety laws. In the United Kingdom statistics indicate that in 2004 and 2005 36,000 fires occurred all of which carried the risk of getting someone injured or killed. And there is a financial cost as well, "on average each fire in industrial premises costs approximately £ 60,000." The paper examines how some laws in one country may be used in another and uses the United Arab Emirates in this case study. UK Fire Protection Law and the Notion of Responsibility In the United Kingdom, two laws relating to fire safety are in operation, one covering England and Wales and the other covering Scotland.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect on October 1 in England and Wales and is targeted toward employers and others in positions of responsibility for building with public access as well as "all non-domestic premises, including the voluntary sector and the self-employed where premises are separate from their homes. " Whether in terms of factories, warehouses, hotels, community halls or places of worship, the law emphasizes responsibility, that is, "the identification of a responsible person, who will be held ultimately responsible for the safety of employees and relevant persons using the building.
This will normally be the person who owns or controls the business or premises (where two or more such persons share a responsibility, i.e. , landlord and tenant they are obliged to c-operate). The responsible person can in turn appoint someone with specialist knowledge or management expertise to take charge.
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