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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - RRO...

From 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 became effective in law.

It is a new legislation which will change fire safety law and practice and is the most dramatic change since the Fire Precautions Act 1971. It will affect both employers and the fire authorities.

The main effect will be a general move towards there being greater emphasis placed upon fire prevention. This will be in all premises except domestic premises. The Order will also include voluntary sector properties as well as work places of self employed people which are separate from their homes.

Since 1st October 2006 the requirements to have a Fire certificate were withdrawn and those which have previously been issued will become obsolete.

The order relates to the law of England and Wales. In Northern Ireland and Scotland they will have their own laws regarding these issues. It covers ‘General Fire Precautions’ and other safety issues which are required to be in place to ensure the safety of relevant persons from the risk of fire in and around most premises.

The proposal within the order is to consolidate all existing fire safety law and create a new Fire Safety Regime that covers virtually all premises in England and Wales to which the public have access.

If you are the responsible person within a workplace i.e. employer, owner or controller of the workplace then you have a responsibility to comply with The Order. If there is more than one person who can be identified as being responsible under the order then all those persons share responsibility and must take reasonable steps to work together. It is important the competent person is identified.

What must I do as a responsible person?

If you are responsible under the order then there are duties you must carry out in order to satisfy the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. For details please click here...

Fire Risk Assessments

According to fire safety legislation, every workplace must have a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment. All fire risk assessments are carried out by ex-fire authority officers who spent years policing the earlier legislation.

For more details please visit our fire risk assessment section.

Fire Training

We specialise in providing fire training to staff of all levels in order to help you comply with fire safety legislation.

To find out more about our low cost, high efficiency training courses please visit our fire training section.