Fire Safety Law

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to virtually all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO’s).

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, the Responsible Person must ensure that suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessments are carried out and implement and maintain a fire management plan to reduce risk from fire. They must also ensure that staff are provided with regular with fire safety training

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You may feel more comfortable employing a fire safety specialist such as Activate Fire Safety to assist you in discharging your responsibilites, we can:

  • Carry out Fire Risk Assessment
  • Identify any significant findings
  • Make recommendations and give guidance on all remedial action(s)
  • Develop written Fire Emergency Plans
  • Produce building Fire Plan Drawings
  • Design and deliver bespoke staff fire training sessions
  • Provide general fire safety advice