Fire Safety Law And Guidance Documents For Business
29th March 2012
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). The law applies to you if you are:
responsible for business premises
an employer or self-employed with business premises
responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes
a charity or voluntary organisation
a contractor with a degree of control over any premises
providing accommodation for paying guests
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, a Responsible Person must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan.
More detailed advice and guidance on the implementation of a fire risk management plan can be found in the series of guidance documents available on the Business Link website. The more technical guidance documents have been produced with specific types of business premises in mind.